Boskovice (Czech Republic), Thursday 1 May 2014
Boskovické běhy is a very atmospheric running event, held every year on May Day in the small town of Boskovice, which is situated in the wooded hills of the Moravian Karst, approximately 40km north of the city of Brno.
Runners of all ages and abilities can take part in the event as it offers children's races, an 800m fun run, a challenging 2.5km multi-terrain run, and a very hilly 12.5km race, also held on mixed terrain.
Starting and finishing on the vast Masaryk Square in the centre of Boskovice's delightful Old Town, all routes are traffic-free and very scenic.
The 800m fun run is one loop through the town centre. There's no need to register for this run. Just turn up and run!
The 2.5km race takes runners up to the 200-year-old Empire Chateau of Boskovice, through the adjacent park and woods, and then down again to the Old Town. The time limit to complete the course is one hour.
Participants in the 12.5km race run on roads and forest trails up and down two wooded hills, along a lovely brook, and through the Western Park, a Wild-West-style amusement park in the forest. A strong field of about 500 runners took part in this race last year. Time limit: two-and-a-half hours.
Runners can expect entertainment and live music on the stage all day long, and plenty of opportunity to sample Czech food and drink delicacies on the main square.
Race information — Boskovické běhy 2014:
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Boskovice (Brno 42km, Bratislava 170km, Vienna 175km, Prague 210km)
Date: 1 May 2014 (Thursday; public holiday in the Czech Republic)
Race distance: children's races; 800m (fun run); 2.5km; 12.5km
Start time: 9.50-11.25 (children); 12.30 (800m); 13.20 (2.5km); 15.20 (12.5km)
Start and finish: Masarykovo náměstí (Masaryk Square)
Entries: online or in person in Boskovice or in Blansko (see details on the event website); late entries on the day
Entry fees (800m fun run): No entry fees, no registration, no prizes.
Entry fees (2.5km, T-shirt not included): 70/110/150 CZK (up to 30 Jan/30 March/1 May 2014)
Entry fees (2.5km; T-shirt included): 110/150 CZK (up to 30 Jan/30 March 2014)
Entry fees (12.5km, T-shirt not included): 130/180/250 CZK (up to 30 Jan/30 March/1 May 2014)
Entry fees (12.5km; T-shirt included): 200/250 CZK (up to 30 Jan/30 March 2014)
Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.65 EUR (April 2014)
Timing: chip timing (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: in the Town Hall on Masaryk Square (30 April 2014, 13.00-18.00; on the day until one hour before the start)
You get: chip timing, baggage storage; certificate (12.5km)
Prizes (2.5km): to the first 3 M/F
Prizes (12.5km): to the first 3 in each category
Award ceremony: 11.50/13.00 (children's races); 15.40 (2.5km); 17.15 (12.5km)
Number of finishers 2013: 230 (children's races), 128 (2.5km), 498 (12.5km)
Event website: boskovice.sportujsnami.cz
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