‘Moravian Karst Half Marathon’ 2014
Blansko (Czech Republic), Saturday 30 August 2014
The Půlmaraton Moravským krasem features an undulating half marathon route through the Moravský kras (Moravian Karst), a protected landscape area with more than 1000 limestone caves in the Czech Republic.
Starting and finishing on the main square of Blansko — an industrial town of about 21,000 people, situated 30km north of the city of Brno — the route consists of two loops through the town centre, followed by an out-and-back run along a steep river valley (pictured below).
The turning point is at the Punkevní jeskyně (Punkva Caves), the most popular tourist attraction in the area.
More than 900 runners completed the race last year. The fastest finishers were Jan Kohut (1:08:17) and Michaela Mertová (1:25:53).
In addtition to the half marathon, the event offers a 2.4km run (two laps through the town centre: 1600m+800m) an 800m fun run, and children's races.
There will also be plenty of food and drinks available on Blansko's main square, as well as live music, show acts and entertainment for the whole family.
Race information - Půlmaraton Moravským krasem 2014:
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Blansko (30km from Brno, 159km from Bratislava, 170km from Vienna, 232km from Prague)
Date: 30 August 2014 (Saturday)
Race distance: 60m-100m (children); 800m (fun run); 2.4km; 21.1km
Start time: 13.00 (800m); 13.20 (2.4km); 14.00-14.20 (children's races), 16.00 (21km)
Start and finish: náměsti Republiky ("Republic Square"), Blansko
Race centre: in the start/finish area
Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 28 Aug 2014) or in person in Blansko; late entries on the day
Entry fees (800m): 65 CZK (up to 31 May 2014), 95 CZK (up to 30 August 2014)
Entry fees (2.4km): 100 CZK (up to 31 May 2014), 140 CZK (up to 30 August 2014)
Entry fees (21km): 350 CZK (up to 31 May 2014), 450 CZK (up to 30 August 2014)
Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.65 EUR (June 2014)
Timekeeping: bib chip (included in the entry fees)
You get: T-shirt (for entries up to 31 July 2014), chip timing, certificate
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Prizes (2.4km): to the first 3 men and 3 women
Prizes (21km): to the first 5 men and 5 women and to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 16.20 (2.4km); 17.50 (21km winners), 18.30 (21km categories)
Number of finishers 2013: 908 (21km), 133 (2.4km)
Event website (in Czech): blansko.sportujsnami.cz
No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.