"Baroque Marathon" 2013
Plasy (Czech Republic), Saturday 7 September 2013
Held in the rolling hills of the Plzeň Region in the far west of the Czech Republic, the Baroko Maraton offers a number of very hilly and scenic multi-terrain races: 4.2km, 10km, half marathon, and full marathon.
The start and finish are in a large park in the small town of Plasy, which developed around a 12th-century Cistercian monastery.
The route runs through a region that is well known for its pretty scenery as well as for its many notable Baroque buildings created by renowned architects.
About 70 per cent of the route is on trails or dirt roads (30 per cent on asphalt roads). Competitors run through woods, meadows, farmland and villages, across wooden bridges, and along the River Střela, which cuts deep into the surrounding countryside.
Last year, 267 runners completed the half marathon. The full marathon had 101 finishers, led home by Radek Brunner (2:57:08) and Michala Jáglová (3:32:50). The time limit to finish the race is seven hours.
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Plasy (Plzen 25km, Prague 100km, Dresden 160km, Nuremberg 223km)
Date: 7 September 2013 (Saturday)
Race distance: 42.2km, 21.1km, 10km; 4.2km; 420m (children 9 years and under)
Start time: 10.00 (10km, 21km, 42km), 10.30 (4.2km), 10.45-15.00 (children)
Start and finish: Areál Velká louka, Plasy
Entries: online (until 5 Sep 2013); payment by bank transfer (foreigners can pay the entry fees in cash in Plasy); late entries on the day; entry limit 2000 runners
Entry fees (42km): 400 CZK (until 2 Sep 2013), 600 CZK (until 7 Sep 2013)
Entry fees (21km, 10km): 200 CZK (until 2 Sep 2013), 400 CZK (until 7 Sep 2013)
Entry fees (4.2km): 50 CZK (until 7 Sep 2013)
Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.90 EUR (January 2013)
Race centre: at the start (6 Sep; 18.00-22.00; on the day until 9.00 (until 9.45 for the 4.2km run)
You get (42km, 21km, 10km): T-shirt and medal (for entries until 2 Sep 2013), chip timing, massage service at the finish
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Number of finishers 2012: 101 (42km), 267 (21km), 60 (10km)
Event website (in Czech, English and German): Baroko Maraton
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