Letecká stovka is an ultra trail and long distance march in Považský Inovec and Strážovské vrchy mountains, which takes place in the 2nd half of March. Together with Kysucká stovka it's another Slovak 100 km event, where one of the course difficulties can be also snow. The idea to organize this event was brought by our friend Vlado Švancár, who unfortunately died in 2014 during the ascent of Himalaya peak Dhaulagiri. The organizer of Letecká stovka, which is a tribute to Vlado's memory, is TJ Letecké Opravovne Trenčín OKST. SLOVAK ULTRA TRAIL is the partner of this event. Letecká stovka takes place together with Letecká 50-ka (50 km long distance march).
The course of Letecká stovka starts in town Trenčín, from where it follows the red tourist mark via Soblahov village, chata (hut) pod Ostrým vrchom to Mníchova Lehota. From this place the course continues with an ascent to Inovecká chata (hut) and further to the highest point of the course - Inovec (1042 m a.s.l.). After this ascent the course follows the main ridge of Považský Inovec mountains to Bezovec ski resort and to the "horáreň pod Kostolným vrchom" signpost. From this place the course follows the blue tourist mark to Podhradie village, further the yellow tourist mark to Duchonka. Another blue tourist mark will lead the participants up to Panská Javorina, from where it descents to ski resort Kálnica and to Beckov with it's well known castle ruin. The last part of the course follows the river dam next to Váh river until the finish in Trenčín.
During the past 6 editions of Letecká stovka the attendance overreached 120 persons. The best time yet was done by Martin Halász in 2017 (10 hours 50 minutes). Also the women category record is excellent - Silvia Petrjánošová completed the course in 14 hours and 33 minutes (year 2015). During the last edition the best womans's time was 14:52 (Eliška Kaniová from Czech republic).
Letecká stovka 2018 is a part of the 4th edition of Slovenská Ultratrailová Liga (Slovak Ultratrail League), 9th edition of Česko-S }Eli3ka Klovenská Tisícovka and a part of Česko-Slovenský pohár v ultratrailu na 100 km (CSUT).
|Race type||Ultra trail and long distance march|
|Organizer||TJ Letecké Opravovne Trenčín OKST (partnership with SUT)|
|Race date||17.-18. March 2018|
|Mountains||Považský Inovec and Strážovské vrchy|
|Course parameters||105 km / +3.750 m|
|Start place||Trenčín, Sokolovňa (TJ Sokol sport club gymnasium)|
|Start time||06.00 hod.|
|Course||The course map can be found HERE|
|Time limit||24 hours|
|Start fee||23 EUR|
Photo: Martin Fojtík