Important changes in 2020
Dear friends, athletes registered for this year’s events of Sports Club Oravaman,
let us inform you that in the context of the current evolution of the spread of coronavirus, as organizers of Goralman 2020 and Oravaman 2020, we have decided to postpone the date of both events to 2021.
What does this mean for you, registered athletes?
Event dates in 2021 Goralman on 29th May 2021 Oravaman on 17th July 2021. Every registered athlete for the event in 2020 has a guaranteed starting place in 2021 Your entry fee moves to 2021. The registered athlete does not have to take any other steps, the transfer of the entry slot and of the entry fee is automatic and organizational instructions for participants will be announced in advance before the event is held.
At the same time, we would like to inform you that negotiations are currently taking place in connection with the event JÁNOŠÍK – Slovak Xtreme Triathlon, we coordinate our actions with the management of Xtri World Tour. We will publish a definitive opinion on JÁNOŠÍK race soon. The aim of our events is to bring joy and sport challenges to athletes, but on the other hand, it is our duty to ensure the safety and health of athletes, their family members, spectators and organizers. The coronavirus does not allow us to organize these events to a high standard, so we decided to take this step. Finally, the coronavirus’s impact on the date of the mother of all sporting events – the Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo – proves the seriousness of the situation on a global scale. We are convinced that next year when we celebrate Oravaman’s 10-year anniversary, the event will have an atmosphere multiplied by what had happened, and we believe that everyone will take on a healthy start, strengthened mentally and physically by this situation. We wish you good health and success.
And in 2021, remember, it will be like ever: BUDE AKO NEBOLO!
Goralman is a cross triathlon situated near the northernmost village of Slovakia – Oravská Polhora. Athletes will face 1 km of swim in dam Oravská priehrada, 45 km of MTB cycling with more than 1000 m of elevation and 15 km of trail run with more than 500 m of elevation. It is the first event of the Oravaman Tour trilogy, which consists of three unique triathlons: Goralman, Oravaman and JÁNOŠÍK Slovak Xtreme Triathlon.
Since 2020 Goralman will get a new look. It will turn into cross triathlon. The surroundings remain the same, as the race will take place again around Oravská Polhora and Babia hora. The start of the race will be the same, in Námestovo. Our race center will be again Slaná voda, where the T2 and finish will be situated. The bike course will mainly use forrest roads and meadows with some short technical parts. MTB bike is requiered. Run course will be a nice trail run with some ups & downs around the village. Expected race distances can be slightly changed: 1 km – 45 km (1000 m+) – 15 km (500 m+).
The official race course will be measured and published in april. You can see some pictures from the Goralman cross triathlon race course below.