Pardubický vinařský půlmaraton 2013
Pardubice, situated about 100 kilometres east of Prague, may be best known for its long history of steeplechase horse races but among runners the city has also gained a good reputation for hosting the annual Pardubice Wine Half Marathon — one of the Czech Republic's major road running races.
Almost 1,300 athletes completed the half marathon last year, and about 100 took part in the 7k run. The event also offers inline skating and handcycling races.
Starting just outside Pardubice's Old Town, participants in the half marathon run three laps through the city centre and residential areas. The course is mostly flat and fast.
At the end of the race, competitors run on cobbles through the 16th-century "Green Gate" (Zelená brána) to the finish line on the magnificent Pernštejn Square in the Old Town.
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Pardubice (105km from Prague, 144km from Brno, 185km from Wroclaw, 400km from Berlin)
Date: 20 April 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 7km
Start time: 12.00 (21km); 12.15 (7km)
Start: Smetanovo náměstí (Smetana Square)
Finish: Pernštýnské náměstí (Pernštejn Square)
Entries: online (up to 12 Apr 2012); payment by bank transfer; late entries on the day
Entry fees (21km): 600 CZK (up to 31 Dec 2012), 700 CZK (up to 31 Mar 2013), 1000 CZK (up to 20 Apr 2013)
Entry fees (7km): 300 CZK
Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 4 EUR (Oct 2012)
Race centre: on Pernštejn Square (19 Apr 2013, 16.00-19.00), "ČEZ Aréna" sports hall (on the day 8.00-10.45)
You get (21km): technical T-shirt, medal, a bottle of wine, chip timing
You get (7km): medal, a bottle of beer, chip timing
Award ceremony: 14.40 on Pernštejn Square
Number of finishers 2011: 1279 (21km), 91 (7km)
Event website (in Czech and English): www.pardubickyvinarskypulmaraton.cz
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