Ponitrianska stovka is a trailrunning race and a long distance non-stop march for individuals with a 105 km course in the Vtáčnik and Tribeč mountains in Slovakia. The race is being organized by the o.z. SLOVAK ULTRA TRAIL association. It is one of the most popular ultra races in the country.
Ponitrianska stovka has been established in 2011. Since then 7 successful editions took place with increasing number of participants. The last edition in 2018 brought a new attendance record - 270 participants from several countries.
The fastest time on the original course from Nitra to Handlová has been reached by Martin Kais (in 2014 he set a new record time 11 hours and 12 minutes). The fastest time in women category is with Klára Rampírová (in 2012 she did the course in 13 hours and 58 minutes).
After four editions the organizers decided to change the Ponitrianska stovka course to the opposite direction (from Handlová to Nitra), some of the course passages have bee redirected from the red tourist marked Ponitrianska magistrála path to the Tribeč mountains ridge. This change brought a positive feedback and contributed to a much better finish background. The fastest time so far has been ran by Martin Halász together with Martin Pelíšek in 2017 (10 hours and 35 minutes). In 2018 Aysen Solak from Turkey set a new women category record (13 hours and 21 minutes).
Ponitrianska stovka 2019 is a part of the 5th edition of the Slovak Ultratrail League. Ponitrianska stovka 2019 course will be certified by ITRA for the purpose of addition to the list of qualifying races for UTMB. Ponitrianska stovka 2019 is a qualifying race for the Western States Endurance Run in 2020.
|Race type||Mountain ultramarathon and long distance march for individuals|
|Organizer||O.z. SLOVAK ULTRA TRAIL|
|Date||14.-15. September 2019|
|Mountains||Vtáčnik and Tribeč|
|Course parameters||105 km / +3.920 m|
|Start place||Handlová, Námestie baníkov square|
|Start time||07.00 CET|
|Finish||Nitra, Nábrežie mládeže 5 elementary school|
|Time limit||24 hours|
|Start fee||30 EUR|
|Photo||Photo from race organizers and participants|