These events aren’t new, quite the opposite the Horal Marathon is deemed a classic race having a long history, the 2012 edition is going to be 13th one. What makes it stand out is the surrounding of the High Tatras that the race is embedded in.
The usual ingredients consist of three optional distances, called HORAL SENZI 43 KM, HORAL LEJZI 74 KM and the extreme HORAL KREJZI 105 km. All 3 are running through Tatra’s National Park, albeit the parcours is permitted for the race only
Obviously, most won’t be sated with the mundane marathon distances, and it’s just natural that they will seek bigger challenges, like a stage race. Now, that’s been the inspiration for the race crew to come up with this Horal Tour. The first stage leads the competitors to the highest achievable point of „Kralova Hola“ at 1946 m. That calls for a severe eternally long dragging uphill, and a subsequent gratifying downhill.
The 2nd stage features to option between 3 distances of the HORAL SENZI, HORAL LEJZI oder HORAL KREJZI parcours.
And lastly the 3rd stage on Sunday, August 12., is a 4.8km XC- loop, tailor made for a great spectacle and tense final ranking, in fact, the last opportunity to make up ground. The distance will be concluded by racing it 8 times for man and 6 times for women as well as for senior category. The start is located in Svit city.
Prizes will be distributed generously, just to name a few: Hotel stay, laptop, sport gear, DEMA bike as well as sightseeing flight around High Tatra.
It’s understood that the catering sticks to its true local tradition and the meals for racers and spectators will be served abundantly.
A rich program of side events is traditionally part of the big race weekend. Thus, scheduled are fascinating presentations of outdoor movies within the outdoor film festival, live band, bike trial, and finally the ‘obligatory’ famous after race party.
The Horal Marathon is part of the INTER MOUNTAIN SERIES , hence all participants have the opportunity win rich tombola prizes. Provided, at least 3 races were finished, that said, all participants will be granted a finisher t-shirt.