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Kokava Trail is a mountain ultramarathon race and long distance march for individuals, which will take place on 7.-8. September 2024. The race course with total distance 78 km is situated in the Veporské vrchy and Stolické vrchy mountains in Slovakia. The organizer of the race is o.z. SLOVAK ULTRA TRAIL.

Since 2015 O.z. SLOVAK ULTRA TRAIL is a member of ITRA (International Trailrunning Association).

 

  • Kokava Trail race is a part of the Slovak Ultratrail League.

  • Kokava Trail race is  a part of the ITRA National League.

  • The Kokava Trail course is certified by ITRA (3 points), results for ITRA will be sent as results in the mail Men and Women categories.

  • The points for finishing the course with a dog will be valid for the contest Ranking based on participation only.


Categories:

  • Men

  • Women

  • Men 50+ (age category  - participants with age 50 years and more)

  • Women 50+ (age category  - participants with age 50 years and more)

In case of interest to participate together with a dog it is necessary to contact the race organizer via mail sent to kokavatrail@gmail.com (subsequently further information will be provided). The participation with a dog without approval from race organizer is not allowed. The result from participation with a dog is not included in the SUT League and Small SUT League contest within the Slovak Ultratrail League (only to the Ranking based on participation contest) and also not to the results for ITRA.

​Start fee:

65 EUR for one participant 

Number of participants:

Max. 250 participants

Discounts based on ITRA performance index (category GENERAL):

Men with 750 and more points: discount 50%

Men with 800 and more points: discount 100%

Women with 600 and more points: discount 50%

Women with 650 and more points: discount 100%

This discounts are applicable only for the basic start fee (65 EUR). In case you are eligible for the discount based on the ITRA Performance Index (General), please check the respective checkbox in the registration form. Subsequently the ITRA Performance Index will be checked on the ITRA Performance Index and the basic start fee will be updated in the registration system, after which the registered participant will receive a new e-mail with updated payment information.

How to find out the actual ITRA performance index: search with your name and surname on the  ITRA website, if your profile is found, click on it and search the New Performance Index in category GENERAL.

Race bibs distribution (check-in):
On Friday 6. September 2024 you participants collect the race bib
in the House of culture in Kokava nad Rimavicou (Námestie 1. mája square 159/10) between 18.00 and 22.30 CET. On Saturday 7. September 2024 morning the race bibs distribution (check-in) will take place in the same building between 05.30 and 06.30 CET. The condition of participation is to bring an filled-in and signed Informed consent (Participiant’s declaration) document valid for Kokava Trail 2024 to the race bibs distribution (check-in) place in Kokava nad Rimavicou.

Start:
Kokava nad Rimavicou - Námestie 1. mája square (in front of the House of culture) on Saturday 7. September 2024 at 07.00 CET (all Kokava Trail race participants start together). 

 

Aid stations:

There will be aid stations with refreshments placed on the course. In the same places there will be also the checkpoints with electronic timekeeping. Here is the list of Kokava Trail race aid stations/checkpoints including the link for online map, distance from start and time limit information.

 

Live checkpoints will be marked with labels including checkpoint number, name of the place, distance and time limit including distance and elevation to the next checkpoint with its time limit.

There will be no unstaffed checkpoints (like passwords, punches or similar). There will be at least one unannounced live checkpoint. One missing checkpoint results in disqualification of the participant.


Time limit:
The total time limit for completing the Kokava Trail race course is 18,5 hours (until 01:30 CET on Sunday 8. September 2024).

Finish:
The finish of Kokava Trail is 
in the House of culture in Kokava nad Rimavicou (Námestie 1. mája square 159/10).

Please note:

The race organizer reserves the right to change the course, time limits of the checkpoints and event schedule or to cancel the event (especially for participants safety reason). In such case the registered participants will be informed via e-mail.

The Stolické and Veporské vrchy are one of the areas in Slovakia with brown bear appearance, as well as other wild animals.

The course is going through several hamlets (e.g. before the Diel signpost, Šutova jama) where it is possible to meet local dogs (sometimes not tethered).

Contact:

hkokavatrail@gmail.com

Please send us all your questions and requests only via e-mail (we don's use Facebook messages for communication). Thank you.

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