Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Saturday 19 May 2012

Karlovy Vary - Karlsbad - Carlsbad (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Running in the wooded hills where Goethe, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Freud and many other European notables sought exercise and inspiration gives this trail running race in the Czech Republic an air of grandeur.

The Karlovarský STRC kros takes place in Karlovy Vary, the most famous of the Bohemian spa towns, widely known by its German name Karlsbad.

Participants run a 6.5-kilometre up-and-down loop on forest trails. The course features about 330 metres of climbing and 330 metres of descent.

The event forms part of a series of six trail running races in the Czech Republic.

In 2011, the top finishers were Jan Havlíček (25:54) and Pavla Schorná (29:06).



  • Czech Republic

Venue (Map):

  • Karlovy Vary (127km from Prague, 164km from Dresden, 302km from Munich, 348km from Berlin)


  • 19 May 2012 (Saturday)

Race distance:

  • 6.5km (+330m/-330m)
  • 1.6km ("Hobby Run")
  • 200m, 800m (children)

Start time:

  • 14.00-14.15: 200m, 800m
  • 14.30: 1.6km
  • 15.00: 6.5km

Start and finish:

  • Poštovní dvůr, Slovenská 2, Karlovy Vary


  • online
  • late entries on the day

Entry fees:

  • CZK 100 (online entries)
  • CZK 200 (late entries)
  • no entry fees for children

Exchange rate:

  • CZK 100 = ca. €4

Race centre:

  • Poštovní dvůr, Slovenská 2, Karlovy Vary (12.30-14.00)

You get:

  • entry into the prize drawing


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Showers and changing facilities:

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Award ceremony:

  • at 16.00

Number of finishers 2011:

  • 103

Event website (in Czech):

  • www.strc.cz/strc-2012/karlovy-vary-2012


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.