S T R Á Ž O V S K Á 5 0 R A C E I N F O R M A T I O N
Dear runners, at this hard time in the middle of the situation with the Coronavirus, we had to a take a hard decision and we have to announce you the cancellation of our Strážovská 50 race (May 16th, 2020). This situation together with a ban on organizing events has forced us to stop organising and cancel the race. We consider the health and safety of our athletes, as well as of all the volunteers and the people around the race, as the most important.
We know very well, how much time and energy you put into your training for the races. That's why we would like to keep up the tradition of Strážovská 50 at least symbolically, through the common virtual challenge. Of course, everything depends on the current situation. We will inform you about this challenge on our website and Facebook in the next weeks.
We really look forward to meet you on next year edition of our race, date is on May 15th 2021.
Thank you and see you soon, hopefully.
Strážovská 50 is a mountain ultramarathon and long distance march, which takes place on 16th of May 2020. The event (race) is organized by o.z. SLOVAK ULTRA TRAIL. The course with start and finish in Trenčianske Teplice spa town is following the tourist paths in the beautiful Strážovské vrchy mountains.
The Strážovská 50 race event is open for all participants with minimal age of 18 years, who would like to try the course in Strážovské vrchy mountains with total distance of 50 km and total elevation gain of 2500 m. The limit for number of participants is set to 150 (130 for categories Men and Women, further places are available for the category 50 km with a dog).
The conditions of participation are minimal age of 18 years (see more information in the Race regulations document, registration to the event via the online enrollment form, start fee payment and completion of the check-in (presence) in Trenčianske Teplice before the start with bringing filled-in and signed "Informed consent (Participant's declaration)" document (more information below).
Participation fee: 22 EUR / 1 participant
Participants take part in the Strážovská 50 race event voluntarily and at their own risk. The organizers take no responsibility for the possible harm or damage should any happen to the participants or should be any caused by them.
Before the start we require all participants to fill-in and sign the "Informed consent (Participant's declaration)" document, which can be downloaded HERE (link for the document will be added before end of December 2019).
We strongly recommend to the participants to complete an individual medical examination before the Strážovská 50 race event, particularly in the case that I overcome infectious disease (angina, flu etc.) for the period of last six to eight weeks before the start of the Strážovská 50 race event.
Men (this category is included in the Slovak Ultratrail League)
Women (this category is included in the Slovak Ultratrail League)
50 km with a dog - men (please note thate this category is not included in the Slovak Ultratrail League)
50 km with a dog - women (please note thate this category is not included in the Slovak Ultratrail League)
RACE REGULATIONS OF STRÁŽOVSKÁ 50
You can register for the Strážovská 50 race event until 30. April 2020 or until the capacity will be reached (120 race bibs for Men and Women category, further race bibs are available for the category 50 km with a dog). Registration at the start place in Trenčianske Teplice is not possible. The condition of participation is minimal age of 18 years. For participation of persons with age 15-17 years see the race regulations (link above).
Please use this registration form. The list of enrolled participants can be found HERE.
After 130 registrations received and after receiving the final number of waiting list registrations (60), the registration for the 2020 edition of our race is closed for the "Men" and "Women" categories.
In case you would like to cancel your registration please send your e-mail to until 30. April 2020.
Presence (check-in) takes place on 16. May 2020 at R-Club restaurant in Trenčianske Teplice (street Tomáša Garrigue Masaryka). Presence (check-in) will be open from 07.00 CET until 07.45 CET, please come to the presence (check-in) place at 07.30 CET latest.
MANDATORY EQUIPMENT AT START PLACE AND DURING THE WHOLE RACE EVENT
Mobile phone (turned on) with the SIM card which phone number was in the enrollment form
Own cup, tumbler or flask with wide mouth 0,2 L minimum
Race bib placed visibly on the front body side during the whole race duration (race bib will be provided by Strážovská 50 organizers during the check-in before start)
As optional equipment we recommend a headlamp, GPS or at least a hiking map of Strážovské vrchy mountains, camera (at least in mobile phone), trekking poles, water/beverage.
Time of collective start of the event in Trenčianske Teplice is 08.00 CET. .
The GPX file does not contain the final 1 km through the town Trenčianske Teplice, which will be marked with our own marking (red-white plastic ribbons and black arrows).
COURSE DESCRIPTION WITH TOURIST MARKING COLOUR AND SIGNPOSTS NAMES
Trenčianske Teplice => Pod Čvirigovcom => Nad Opatovskou dolinou => Petrovanské lúky => Sedlo Trubárka => Petrova Lehota => Veľké lúky => Uhliská => Baske => Zrázový vrch => Sedlo Trtávka => Za Židovým => Sedlo Košariská => Homôlka => Srvátkova lúka => Sedlo Palúch => Vápeč => Sedlo Palúch => Horná Poruba, Za Hôrkou => Sedlo Omšenská Baba => Kamenné vráta => Kýšky => Trenčianske Teplice => Restaurant R-Club (Tomáša Garrigue Masaryka street)
The complete course follows the marked tourist paths. Special (additional marking) will be placed only in Trenčianske Teplice town (red-white plastic ribbons and black arrows on white background).
AID STATIONS (REFRESHMENTS)
K1: Crossing of the green tourist mark and the main road approx. 1,5 km after the village Petrova Lehota (10. km).
K2: Homôlka, next to the Partizán buffet building (27. km)
K3: Horná Poruba village, red tourist mark (35. km)
Live checkpoints will be placed at the aid stations K1, K2 and K3). At this places your arrival time will be recorded with electronoc timekeeping application.
There will be the following self-control checkpoints, where you have to make a photo of the place/object (due to this we strongly recommend a camera or a mobile phone with a camera in your equipment):
Nad Opatovskou dolinou - tourist signpost (3. km)
Baske - challet (18,5. km)
Sedlo Trtávka - tourist signpost (23. km)
Vápeč - summit selfie (32. km)
Kýšky - tourist signpost (45. km)
On top of this there can be also a secret live checkpoint (live = with a volunteer). We don't accept GPX (course track recorded) instead of missing checkpoints.
The finish place is located in Trenčianske Teplice town in the roofed beer garden of the R-Club restaurant in Trenčianske Teplice (street Tomáša Garrigue Masaryka). The time limit for arrival to finish is until 20.00 CET (12 hours for the course completion).
If you would like to leave yourcar close to the start place, a parking lot (not free of charge!) is next to the presence (check-in) place close to the bus station in Trenčianske Teplice. The organizers are not responsible for the cars of the participants and for the parking places reservation.
Please send us all your questions and messages regarding your participation in the race only via e-mail.