The Košice Peace Marathon was held for the first time in 1924. Indeed, it's the oldest marathon in Europe and what is more, it's the second oldest in the world. During the first International Peace Marathon, there were just eight participants. However, the marathon movement became popular and nowadays a few thousand people come to Slovakia in the beginning of October in order to participate in this challenging event.
Traditionally it starts at the Marathon Arena. Runners can choose either a classical marathon of 42 km, half marathon Kosice-Sena, a corporate run, and other options.