Saturday 13 January 2018

Vlašim Castle - Author: Joann Venuto 1821 ( / This work is in the public domain in the United States and in its country of origin and other countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 years or less.)


The Zimní Běh na Blaník ('Winter Run up Blaník') is a 21.1km multi-terrain half marathon race held annually in January in the Central Bohemian Region in Czechia.

Starting and finishing at the stately zámek (castle) of Vlašim, an old town of about 12,000 inhabitants, situated about sixty kilometres from Prague, the route features more than 500 metres of ascent.

It takes the runners through the English-style castle park and then on roads and trails to the observation tower on the summit of Velký Blaník (638m), a wooded hill that is steeped in legends.

From there, participants run back to Vlašim Castle.

The course is not closed to traffic for the time of the race.



  • 13 January 2018 (Saturday)

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