Start Time : 9:00 a.m.
Number of Places : 10,300
The Prague International Marathon is considered, by many, to be one of the top 10 marathons and invariably contains a number of high profile runners. Winding through the streets of one of Europe's most beautiful cities it is a spectacular race. And with a mainly flat course there is the chance for a personal best.Prague Marathon Route
The Prague Marathon takes all of this Bohemian city, the real Prague and the tourist attractions. Often preceding the Prague Spring Music Festival, it is a very musical event.
The race starts at Staroměstské náměstí (Old Town Square). After a leisurely start, enforced by narrow streets, runners cross the Charles Bridge. It is here that the runners are first treated to the sounds of Czech musicians. The race snakes through the delightful Old Town for most of the race skirting into some of the more modern areas of Prague, crossing the Vlatava river on several occasions. After 26 miles the race ultimately ends, to cheering crowds, back in Old Town Square.
Prague Marathon Entry
* Czech Marathon Club : EUR 30 (1 - 3200), EUR 56 (3201 - 6400), EUR 82 (6401+)
* All Other Entrants : EUR 63 (1 - 3200), EUR 90 (3201 - 6400), EUR 110 (6401+)
* Registration Deadline : When the race is full.
* Charity Places : Runczech.com's charity page lists charites offering race numbers. One we know well is Saint Joseph's Home, that helps multiple sclerosis patients.
Back in may 2014 I ran my second marathon. I was so excited as I went for the Prague Marathon because I am a born Czech, and finally had the chance to have my family and friends supporting me on the big day. I adore Prague, and if you are thinking of a destination for your next marathon, it should be at the top of your list. Not only as I say so, but the IAAF awarded the Czech Republic as the best organisers of long distance running events in the whole world on 26/01/2015!
That makes me very proud, and can only confirm that I was amazed at how well the race was organised last May. I was comparing it to the London Virgin Marathon which I ran back in 2011, which was not bad, but I also have to say that Brits still have lots to learn from Czechs when it comes to organising marathons!
Posted on 30.01.17