KNR 2018: The 7th year brings a new route and a greater number of musical stages
Posted by: Administrator, 06.09.2018

The East metropolis will be dominated tomorrow by Košice Night Run. The seventh edition and hundreds of runners confirm that this race has its fans, not only those in running shoes, but also fans encouraging their favorites with a banner alongside the track.

The runners will step on the Start point of Košice Night Run this Friday on September 7th, the start is at 20.00 and the main route will traditionally lead through the historic center of Košice, but this year also brings news in the form of another track. The track traditionally measures 10 km, but the start is moving to Immaculata, where the main stage will be. One lap of 5 km will be also run by the pupils of Košice elementary schools.

The 7th year begins at Immaculata, continues along Main Street, near St. Elisabeth Cathedral where runners turn to Alžbetina street, from there to Moyzesova, and cross the Dominican Square, following on Masiarska to the Statue of Sándor Márai. The peloton continues on Zbrojnična towards Hlavná, where they turn back to the former Tesco store building into Kováčska street. They will also be accompanied by a number of musical podiums and lights.

From there, the runners will be led by musicians, lights and organizers to Mlynská, Hrnčiarska, Vodná, to the City Park and back to Mlynská from where they turn to Zvonárska. The marked route directs them to Hlavna street and then after the second round until the Finish line to Immaculate. Detailed map can be found at

A total of 17 musical podiums, DJs by the track, warm-up before the run or competition, are just small teasers for what is Friday offering, which you should also be part of. The program officially begins at 18:00 at Immaculata, the start is at 20:00. Each registered runner who reaches the end will receive a medal of a 7th year in a new design. Upon registration, runners will also receive a running shirt in original design.

A part of the Košice Night Run is also the opportunity to win the plane tickets provided by the partner of Košice Airport. Random runner can get two return flights to Düsseldorf with the Eurowings airlines. As a huge surprise for the smallest runners is the opportunity to win a family ticket to the same destination, as a 5K lap will also endure pupils of the Kosice elementary schools. Whoever wins the tickets will find out during the results announcements and after the draw on the main stage at Immaculata.

The event will require traffic restrictions in the center of Košice. A number of communications will be closed and will not be reachable by passenger services from 19.30. The closure will last until 22:00 until the last runner has reached the finish. The closure will cover the streets: Moyzesova (from Timonova to Poštová), Alžbetina, Dominican Square, Mäsiarska, Kasárenske Square, Kováčska, Štefánikova, part of Mlynská, Zvonárska.

We ask drivers for patience and cooperation, the center of the city will have increased number of people. Road traffic will be monitored by the city, traffic and state police.

The main organizer of the Košice Night Run event is Radio Košice, which brought to the east a unique night-time run. Seventh year and also hundreds of registered runners confirms its stable place on the map of running lovers. Be part of it, and you can also sign up for a registration at the OC Cassovia Shopping Center next to EXIsport. The number of runners is limited, see