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Race rules and instructions

JÁNOŠÍK is dedicated to everyone who will race honestly, without cheating and polluting, with respect to other athletes and organizers and with humility to nature and mountains. Being part of the Xtri World Tour, the race is based on  sense of fair-play, no drafting and rules of extreme triathlon, that follow the philosophy of Norseman Xtreme Triathlon, the mother of all extreme triathlons. Athlete is escorted, supervised and accompanied throughout the day by his supporter and support team. Only 1 officialy marked supporter has the right to enter transition zone (T1 and T2) and manipulate with athlete´s equipment and clothes in transition area.
The role of supporter is very important in all races of the Xtri World Tour. The supporter must come with the athlete to the race briefing and stay with him during the whole race, from swim, through bike and run with him from the 25th km of the marathon (from check-point at Hotel Diery).  Athlete can have more people in his support team, but only 1 of them can enter the T1 and T2 – all the time visibly wearing the white supporter vest. On the run course athlete can be accompanied by more people. From the 25th km of the run, from Hotel Diery the supporter is mandatory.  If the athlete runs without supporter, it means DSQ.
That´s why the supporter should be athlete´s close friend and very good runner.

On Sunday, during the finisher ceremony, there will be a raffle – 1 finisher will be given a slot for Zalaris Norseman Xtreme Triathlon 2025. If somoene refuses his oportunity, the raffle choose new person. First two men and first to women of JÁNOŠÍK Slovak Xtreme Triathlon 2024 will be given a slot to take part in XTRI World Championship 2025, in Eidfjord, Norway.

Swimming – 3,8 km

  • athlete can enter T1 only if he brings in: bike marked with sticker under the saddle, helmet, mandatory lights, start number attached to racebelt.
  • GPS tracker will be given at the start and can´t be used during the swim, athlete must place it on his bike – do not touch any buttons on tracker during the race,
  • Start of the race (T1) is situated at Slanica, Port n. 2 – Oravská Priehrada dam
  • in T1, one marked supporter can help athlete to prepare his bike and clothes
  • T1 will be open on Friday from 10:30 p.m. to 11:15 p.m. (22:30-23:15)
  • boat boarding 11:20-11:30 p.m. (23:20 – 23:30)
  • boat leaves the port 11:30 p.m. (23:30)
  • athlete will get a safety buoy with emergency light on boat (instructions will be given at the race briefing)
  • start of the race is at midnight from Friday to Saturday – after the jump from the boat athletes will line up for the start.
  • expected water temperature: 18 – 20 °C. Neopren suits are mandatory, neopren socks and cap is allowed, neopren glows are forbidden. Whole swim is at dark. We recommend googles with clear / white glass, no UV filter.
  • swim course will be marked with lights (more information at briefing)
  • after the swim, supporter helps athlete at T1, he takes all his clothes and resting equipment.
  • in case of a thick fog the swim can be shorten or replaced by 5 km run.

Run, 42 km

  • poles/sticks are forbiden
  • athlete will put GPS tracker into his running backpack and must turn the racebelt with start number to the front
  • run course is located in the surroundings of village Terchová and in national park Malá Fatra and it followes tourist paths
  • the course will be marked with white straps JÁNOŠÍK
  • we kindly ask all athltetes and supporters to be patient while crossing Jánošíkové diery and Veľký Rozsutec, there will be lot of tourists.
  • 80 % of the run course is trail full of gravel, soil, rock, grass, mud and can be very slippery. Please be very careful from the start to the finish
  • supporter is mandatory from the 25th km of the run – from HOTEL DIERY. Running without supporter means DSQ. 
  • at Hotel Diery, the 25th km of the run, the supporter must show 2 backpacks with mandatory equipment in each one of them: 1 l drinks, 2 energy bars or gels, windproof jacket, long pants, gloves, headband, longsleeve t-shirt, head lamp with good battery.
  • the mandatory clothing in backpack is mandatory and it is independet from the clothes, which athlete or supporter is wearing when leaving the T2.
  • refreshment: 5 km, 15 km, 25 km, 36 km, finish.
  • in case of bad weather conditions do run course can be changed.
    WHITE COURSE 32 km / 1500 m+:
  • CUT OFF at 2:00 pm (14:00) at crossroads Podžiar (middle of the Jánošík george). Those who miss this cut off skip climb to Veľký Rozsutec and will continue directly to the ridge Boboty and than back to Tiesňavy, from where they will come back to the finish at the Statue of Jánošík in Terchová.

Bike – 182 km

  • athlete can have 1 official support car
  • labeled support car can park only on safe parking places
  • TT bikes are allowed
  • we recommend bike with cranckset 34/50 and cassete 11/28
  • after the swim, athlete must put the GPS tracker into the pocket of his clothing and put on the racebelt with race number
  • from 1:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. athletes ride at dark night.
  • expected sunrise at 6:00 a.m. Until 6:30 a.m. athletes must wear reflective vest or jacket, white light at the front, blinking red light at the back,
  • support car can stop and meet the athlete only at safe place, where it doesn´t endenger other athletes and members of traffic.
  • although the  bike course will be marked, athletes and supporters must know the course
  • athlete can have just 1 support car (it must be marked with sticker in front and on back)
  • as the road is sometimes very narrow, caravans as support cars are forbidden
  • on 100 km of bike, at Hotel Diery, there will be a refreshment point for athtletes and supporters
  • we recommend to prepare enough warm clothtes, meal and drinks and also spare wheels at the support cars
  • switching bikes during the race is forbiden. If the bike gets broken or damaged, athlete can use other bike, but the race organizer must be informed immediately.
  • if there is a traffic light on the road, athlete and support car must obey the traffic rules – stop on red.
  • final climb to T2 – resort Drevenice Terchová is very steep (20%). We recomend to check it on Friday.
  • STOP-TIME after bike 11:30 a.m.


Run course with more than 3000 m of elevation can take from 6 to 11 hours. For safety reasons, there are two important cut-off times:
2:00 p.m. /14:00 CUT OFF for Blue / White T-shirt at Podžiar
4:30 p.m. /16:30 Final CUT OFF at Hotel Diery – 25 km of the run
/last chance for athlete to continue and finish the race/

On the final ridge the weather can change very quickly and lot fot athltes will complete it at dark. That´s why the mandatory equipment is so important.


Supporter must run with athlete from the 25th km of marathon (from check point at Hotel Diery) side by side with the athlete. He must help him on technical sections and follow the right path. That´s why the role of supporter is very important and he must be very well trained. Supporter must be reachable by phone during the whole day and respect all instructions of the organizer.


Detailed information can be found at the Race manual.


By registration for the competitions organized by Športový klub ORAVAMAN the client agrees to General Terms and Conditions

Starting slots: 100 

  • registration is open
  • registraiton will be open until all slots are paid and sold out.
  • once the entry fee is paid, it can´t be refund nor passed on next year´s race.
  • we recomend to buy the entry fee insurance
  • link for registration

Entry Fee

Entry Fee: 420 Eur

Includes: GPS tracker, swim cap, rent of the safety buoy and emergency light for the swim, small presents, refreshment on bike for athlete and his supporter (100. km of the course), on the run, both athlete and supporter will get refreshment on the run, in the finish at Statue of Juraj Jánošík.
Special FINISHER T-shirt for athlete and one SUPPORTER T-shirt (we recomend to orded the correct size in advance).
Refreshment – coffe break at the registration on Friday, refreshment and tasty beer in FINISH, coffe break on Sunday, during the T-shirt ceremony.

Registration is valid, after a successful payment of entry fee and confirmation from part of the organizer. Entry fee must be payed  by online payment via the registration platform.

In cace, that athlete payed on time and later for whichever reason he can´t race, entry fee can´t refunded.  At no way and for no reason the fee can be refunded. It can´t be moved for another year.
These rule will be strictly maintained to protect the event from economic loss. Athlete can buy insurance for the entry fee during the registration process.




Men a women at the age 18 – 65 years.
Everyone, who finishes the race becomes a hero. On Sunday, first three men and frist three women will be awarded. Every succesful finisher will get a FINISHER  T-shirt. As a reward to all athletes there will be a photo sesion with all athletes and supporters.


Športom k úspechu
DHZ Orav
ABASOS, reklamná agentúra
Slovenské elektrárne
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