Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five 2024Race Manual - Oravaman 2024

Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five 2024Race Manual - Oravaman 2024

Dear athletes,
fans of sport,
and adventure,

we are pleased to share with you this race manual of the upcoming 13th edition of Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five. Through the years we gained experience and learned a lot about the organization of events. We always wanted to keep improving and bring you a race like no other.

Have you ever wanted to try an XTRI® but felt it slightly out of your comfort zone, too difficult to find a support runner, driver, or both? XTRI SOLO POINT FIVE™ is a shorter but no less extreme option based on our original extreme triathlon format, but without the need for a support crew.

This manual will provide you all important information about the main race. Reading, understanding, and following the manual will help us both - athletes and organizers. Apart of the main race we will organize Oravaman SHORT for those, who are not prepared for the full Oravaman yet.

Please read this race manual carefully. Come well prepared. Don´t forget to train hard on bike and run, focus on steep uphill and downhill trail running, it will be very useful for you. This unique race is very challenging, it requires lot of training, concentration, determination, and humility. We wish you good luck in your preparation and we see you in July in Zuberec.

We kindly ask you to come on time on Friday – there can be traffic – jams on the road, so don´t leave it to the last minute (try travel on Thursday or leave early on Friday morning).

“Bude ako nebolo”.
Peter Paľa, race director

📋 Oravaman in brief

Since 2011, Oravaman is a weekend-long event with unique race spirit, familiar and friendly atmosphere, professional organization, and high-quality services. Our main goal is to keep improving and being fancied and unique. Since the beginning, the race is situated at the picturesque Penzión Pribiskô in Zuberec, the centre and headquarters of the race.

Besides the main race, we organize Oravaman Short - it has its own shorter course, own schedule and instructions. Oravaman SHORT is for those, who are not ready to participate at the long race yet.

Our goal is to organize a safe race for all that take part – athletes, organizers and our families. Since 2023 Oravaman is part of the XTRI World Tour as an official XTRI SOLO POINT FIVE race.

✅ Oravaman in 7 points:

  1. Designed for experienced and dedicated athletes – adventurers, who don’t underestimate the proper preparation and the power of mountains.
  2. Challenging courses in beautiful countryside in order to present the beauty and uniqueness of the nature of Slovakia.
  3. Race respects ecology, prepared in close harmony with nature and with a minimum of interference into it.
  4. Organized with minimum of advertising smog
  5. Unsupported, non-drafting race, with bike course closed for traffic.
  6. Race where you can face all kind of weather and you must run with mandatory equipment.
  7. Event, where no body goes home after the finish. You meet new friends, you eat, you dance, you enjoy the after-party and FINISHER T-Shirt ceremony.

👉 Race Rules

To maintain the quality and originality of the race, it is important that athletes, their friends and families understand the race philosophy and the importance of the rules. The race logistics is very demanding, so it is essential to establish basic rules, regulations, and instructions. We kindly ask you to read next lines carefully. Reading, understanding, and following the RACE MANUAL is mandatory to all, who take part at Oravaman.

🎬 Race instructions - video

🧭 Race course

All athletes Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five compete in extreme half distance triathlon. This means 2 km of swimming, 90 km of road cycling and 21 km of trail-running. Time is measured with chip technology. Mobile phone is mandatory on bike and run course. Athletes wil carry GPS tracker on bike and run.

GPX bike     GPX run       Online run map

🏊‍♀️ Swim 2km

(Oravaman SHORT 1 km (1 lap))

5:00 a.m. – 5:10 a.m. bus boarding at Penzión Pribiskô (athletes + 1 bus for spectators )
6:00 a.m. arrival of the athletes by bus
6:05 a.m. distribution of GPS tracker to athletes – Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five
6:50 a.m. closing of T1
7:00 a.m. START of Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five
7:10 a.m. START of Oravaman Short (+MINV)

From 6:50 to 7:00 the T1 must be empty. At 7:00 the T must be empty – athletes from Oravaman Short must stay outside

🎒 Transition 1

🚴‍♂️ Bike 90 km, 1750 m elevation

(Oravaman SHORT 26 km, 500 m elevation)

🏃‍♂️ Run, 21 km, 1250 m Elevation

(Oravaman SHORT 8 km, 100 m elevation)

Friday 10:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.m. – Handover of mandatory running equipment (registration ) (athletes will handover running sack with sticker with running shoes, clothes or nutrition and mandatory equipment (only long course) – wind-proof jacket (vest or pullover is not allowed), head band (buff), running backpack, 1 gel or snack and 1,0 L of drink). The mandatory equipment will be controlled during the handover on Friday and in finish.

🚲 Instruction for bike handover

Friday, July 12th 2024 at the race start

You can first go to T1 and than go to the registration.

Bike handover in T1 – Liptovská Mara (T1): 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., bring bike + ID card. After showing your ID card at the T1, you will receive a sticker with race number, place it under the saddle. The T1 will be protected by mesh and security service. All bikes will be covered with raincoat. No bike can be brought to T1 on Saturday. After the race, bikes and swimming equipment will be returned to athlete only upon showing the race number while leaving the FINISH area.

🏆 Categories (Long, SHORT, MINV)


18 – 39 years
(2006 – 1985)

40 – 49 years
(1984 – 1975)

50 – 59 years
(1974 – 1965)

50 years and older
(1964 and older)


18 – 39 years
(2006 – 1985)

40 – 49 years
(1984 – 1975)

50 – 59 years
(1974 – 1965)

60 and more years
(1964 and older)

PRIZE MONEY – Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five

Prize money of 2200 € will be given to first 5 men and first 5 women in overall classification:


1st - 500 €
2nd – 300 €
3rd – 150 €
4th – 100 €
5th – 50 €


1st - 500 €
2nd – 300 €
3rd – 150 €
4th – 100 €
5th – 50 €

👕 Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five – FINISHER T-Shirt

All successfull finishers of Oravaman XTRI Solo PoinT Five will recieve a unique FINISHER T-Shirt at the final ceremony. The Finisher T-Shirt ceremony will start on Saturday from 5 p.m. Finisher can get his/her T-Shirt at corner next to podium. After the winners ceremony there will be a FINISHER PHOTO of all successful Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five FINISHER T-shirts in front of the podium with profesional photographer. Pictures will be printed at the restaurant.

⏱ Time schedule - Race weekend

Following the time schedule will be strictly required by organizers. No excuses will be accepted.

Transport to start is by bus. There will be 1 bus for spectators – tickets 5 eur can be bought at registration on friday.

🗓 Friday, July 12th

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.registration at Penzión Pribiskô. Do not forget printed "VOUCHER" (🇬🇧 EN, 🇸🇰 SVK)
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.bike handover at the start (T1, Sielnická zátoka) (bring your bike and ID card)
1:00 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.registration at Penzión Pribiskô. Do not forget printed "VOUCHER" (🇬🇧 EN, 🇸🇰 SVK)
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.registration Oravaman Kids race (bike and run on terrain path – mtb bike required)
2:00 p.mstart of Oravaman Kids race
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.mBeer kilometer (1km run where athletes must drink 4 x 2 dcl of beer – 100 particpants)
10:00 a.m. – 4:50 p.mHandover of running equipment (athletes will handover running sack with sticker with running shoes, clothes or nutrition and mandatory equipment – wind-proof jacket, head band, running backpack and 1L of drink, 1 gel or snack)
5:00 p.m. winner ceremony Oravaman Kids race
5:30 p.m.opening ceremony, race instructions

🗓 Saturday, July 13th

5:00 a.m. – 5:10 a.m. bus boarding at Penzión Pribiskô (athletes + 1 bus for spectators)
6:00 a.marrival of the athletes and spectators by bus
6:00 a.m.T1 is open – athletes of long course will recieve GPS tracker (without helmet, race number or chip athlete can ́t enter the transition nor compete at the race)
6:50 a.m.closing of T1
7:00 a.m.START of Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five
7:10 a.m.START of Oravaman Short
12:00 a.m.STOP TIME at Penzión Pribiskô – T2
12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.meal for athletes
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.FINISHER T-shirt delivery
5:50 p.m.statement of results, end of the race
6:00 p.m.Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five FINISHER PHOTO Oravaman afterpaty with SHOCK BAND (rock band)

Time schedule is subject to change. Athletes will be informed by email about any change.

⛈ Unfavourable weather conditions

In case of an unfavourable or dangerous weather conditions, or unpredictable steps of local authorities or national park, organizers can shorten or modify any of the three disciplines (in advance or on-race day).

In case sudden bad weather conditions (heavy rain or storm), organizers have the right to stop the race and athletes must respect this decision and follow the instructions of organizers. Race course can be modified, if the safety of athletes requires it.


In case of any restrictions or prohibition from side the National Park organizers are allowed to change or move the run course to another location.

📌 Technical informations

Athletes are obliged to behave and race fairly and reasonably. We expect, that everyone who decides to take part at Oravaman is an experienced and well trained athlete with rational behaviour. Drafting, cheating and polluting during the race is strictly forbidden.

Please pay attention to the following technical information:

Start - Transition 1

Transition 2


Long course is marked with red color (flags, red spray, white/red tape).
Short course is marked with blue spray.

Please do not forget to bring your tickets for the lunch.

🔴 Oravaman XTRI Solo Point Five - INSTRUCTIONS

Friday 07/12:
bicycle handover in T1 (the start), Liptovská Mara damm at 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Bring in bicycle and ID card

You will receive a sticker for your bike.

Hand in only your bicycle at T1, you will bring helmet and shoes by bus next morning. You will pick it up at finish area identifying yourself with your race number.

Friday 07/12:
registration, Penzión Pribiskô, Zuberec 10:00 p.m. - 4:50 p.m.

Hand your sack with your running equipment and mandatory equipment (wind-proof jacket, headband, running bag, 1l drink, 1 gel / snack).

Tie the sack to prevent anything falling out and make sure you will be able to open it at T2

Hand in your clothes for the finish. You can label the stuff you want to have waiting for you in finish with this sticker

The race day 07/13

5:00 - 5:10 a.m. bus boarding, transport to the start.

Bikes will be stored in the T1 by numbers. After the swim, your wetsuit, cap and goggles must be put in your sack and tied with a knot.

The organizers aren’t responsible for any stuff left out of the sacks.


Individual: 2km (2 laps).
Start at 7:00 a.m.


Respect the traffic rules. From 0 to 90km of the course road is closed for traffic. It is mandatory to ride only on the right part of the road, never you are allowed to cross middle line. The race is NON DRAFTING. 
SELFSUPPORT refreshment point at Koliba Holica

in T2

In T2 you will receive your sack with your running and mandatory equiment. You put your helmet and cycling shoes into your sack and tie

do not litter

Is strictly forbidden to litter anywhere on the race course. Any waste must by given to the organizers at the refreshment points. Conscious pollution of nature = DSQ


run - 11 km Parking - Roháče Spálená
run - 18 km museum of Orava village (only water)

in the finish - Meals will be served from 12:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Please do not forget to bring your tickets.

#idontcheat #idontpollute #idontdraft #iplayfair #iamtrueoravaman

If you require any further information, feel free to contact us at oravaman@oravaman.sk We wish you all the best, lot of good training and we see you in July in Zuberec.

Bude ako nebolo