Lipno nad Vltavou (Czech Republic), Saturday 19 August 2017
This půlmaraton (half marathon) is held at the Czech Republic's largest lake, the 42-kilometre-long Lipno Reservoir, which sits at an elevation of 725 metres near the border with Austria.
The race is the fifth of nine races of the Kilpi Trail Running Cup (KTRC).
Starting in Lipno nad Vltavou, a modern summer and winter sports resort in the Šumava (Bohemian Forest), the route is a very challenging multi-terrain loop.
The race is run on a mix of trails, ski slopes, gravel and asphalt roads. The difference between the lowest and the highest point on the course is 366 metres.
Participants should be able to finish the race within three hours from the start.
The highest point on the course is on top of the 40-metre-high observation tower of the Stezka korunami stromů (Treetop Walkway). Built in 2012 on the summit of the Kramolín hill (899m), the walkway offers wonderful panoramic views of the region.
In addition to the half marathon the event offers an undulating 5k run which takes the runners out and back along the lakefront and across the Lipno Dam, a hydroelectric dam across the River Vltava.
Race information: Lipenský půlmaraton 2017
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Lipno nad Vltavou (Linz 53km, Prague 204km, Brno 237km, Vienna 238km)
Date: 19 August 2017 (Saturday)
Start time and race distance:
- 13.45: 21km
- 14.00: 5km
Start and finish: at the Aquapark Lipno
Race centre: in the start/finish area (on the day from 9.00)
Entries: online; late entries on the day; entry limit: 400 runners
- CZK 400 (online entries)
- CZK 500 (late entries on the day)
Obligatory equipment: mobile phone
You get: chip timing, refreshments on the course and at the finish, finisher medal, certificate (online), photo
Prizes (5km): to the first 3 men and 3 women
Prizes (21km): to the male and female winners, to the best finishers in each age group, to the first 3 pairs (male, female, mixed)
Award ceremony: at 17.00
Number of finishers 2016: 40 (10km), 164 (21km)
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