Kosice holds the title of European City of Sports 2016. No wonder it has been awarded with the title, as it has an event with one of the longest traditions – Kosice Peace Marathon. The oldest marathon in Europe has gone a long way since it first started in 1924. Then, only 8 competitors participated. Today, almost 11,000 runners from all over the world come to measure their strenghts and show courage on the first Sunday of October.