‘Moravian Karst Half Marathon’ 2013
Blansko (Czech Republic), Saturday 31 August 2013
Well over 1000 runners are expected to take part in this year's half marathon through the Moravský kras (Moravian Karst), a protected landscape area with more than 1000 limestone caves in the South Moravian Region in the Czech Republic.
The undulating route begins and ends on the main square of Blansko, an industrial town of about 21,000 people, situated 30km north of the city of Brno.
Competitors run two loops through the town centre and then out and back a steep river valley into the karst.
The turning point is at the Punkevní jeskyně (Punkva Caves), the most popular tourist attraction in the area.
Last year, the fastest half marathon finishers were Lukás Olejníček (1:11:03) and Petra Kamínková (1:23:39).
The event also offers a 2.4km fun run without timekeeping. The route is two loops through the town centre (1600m + 800m).
There will also be plenty of food and drinks available on Blansko's main square, as well as live music and show acts.
Race information - Půlmaraton Moravským krasem 2013:
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Blansko (30km from Brno, 159km from Bratislava, 170km from Vienna, 232km from Prague)
Date: 31 August 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.1km; 2.4km; children 60m/100m
Start time: 13.20 (2.4km); 14.00-14.20 (children), 16.00 (21km)
Start and finish: náměsti Republiky ("Republic Square")
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 26 Aug 2013); late entries on the day; race limit 1300 runners
Entry fees (21km): 350 CZK (up to 31 May 2013), 450 CZK (up to 31 August 2013)
Entry fees (2.4km): 90 CZK (up to 31 May 2013), 120 CZK (up to 31 August 2013)
Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.90 EUR (August 2013)
Timing (21km): chip timing (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: at the start
You get: T-shirt (for entries until 31 July 2013), chip timing (21km), certificate
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Prizes: to the first 5 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 16.20 (2.4km); 17.45 (21km winners), 18.30 (21km categories)
Number of finishers 2012: 747 (21km), 83 (2.4km)
Event website (in Czech): blansko.sportujsnami.cz
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