70. Běh Lužánkami 2015
Brno (Czech Republic), Saturday 21 March 2015
Around 800 or more runners are expected to take part in the 70th edition of the Běh Lužánkami, which has been held annually since 1946 in Brno, the Czech Republic's second-largest city.
Women run four laps (6.4km), and men run five laps (8km) of a 1.6km-long course through Lužánky, the oldest urban public park in the country, and home to a wide variety of domestic and exotic trees.
In order to avoid overcrowding on the course, the men's and the women's races will be started in two heats. The finishing times will be merged into one set of results.
Over the years, the event has attracted a large number of strong distance runners. In 2014, Joel Mwangi of Kenya won the men's race in a time of 22min 41sec. Tünde Szabó of Hungary led the women across the line in 22min 3sec.
Runners from 17 countries took part in the event.
Country: Czech Republic
Venue: Brno (Vienna 125km, Bratislava 129km, Prague 206km, Budapest 326km)
Date: 21 March 2015 (Saturday)
Race distance: 200m-1600m (children), 3200m (juniors), 6400m (women), 8000m (men)
Start time: 9.00 (handicapped athletes), 9.30-11.00 (children), 11.40-12.10 (juniors), 12.40 (women group A), 13.35 (women group B), 14.30 (men group A), 15.15 (men group B)
Start and finish: at SVČ Lužánky, Lidická 50, Brno
Entries (children/juniors): entries on the day
Entry fees (children/juniors): no entry fees
Entries (men/women): online; entries close 10 March 2015
Entry fees (men/women): 350/450/550 CZK (up to 31 Dec 2014/28 Feb 2015/21 Mar 2015)
Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.60 EUR (November 2014)
You get: technical T-shirt, chip timing, snacks and drinks
Changing facilities: yes
Prizes: to the first 5 men and 3 women
Number of finishers 2014: 248 children, 196 women, 390 men
Event website (in Czech and English): Beh Luzankami
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