Karlovy Vary (Czech Republic), Saturday 24 May 2014

Karlovy Vary - Carlsbad - Karlsbad (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)


This half marathon is held on a gently-undulating, IAAF/AIMS-certified course through the venerable Bohemian spa of Karlovy Vary (English: Carlsbad; German: Karlsbad), where Goethe, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Freud and many other European notables sought exercise and inspiration.

In addition to the half marathon, the event offers two relay races and a 3km non-competitive ‘Family Run’ through the spa centre with its innumerable elegant buildings.

Last year's first edition of the race saw more than 1,100 half marathon runners crossing the finishing line, led home by Daniel Kinyua Wanjiru of Kenya (1:03:02) and Mame Feyisa of Ethiopia (1:12:47).


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Karlovy Vary (Prague 136km, Leipzig 170km, Munich 304km, Berlin 355km)

Date: 24 May 2014 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.1km; 21.1km relay (4 runners: 3 x 5km + 6.1km / 2 runners: 10km + 11.1km)

Start time: 16.00 (3km), 18.00 (21km)

Start and finish: Nábřeží Osvobození (at Smetanovy sady / Smetana Park)

Entries: online; late entries to the 3km Family Run on the day

Entry fees (3km): 200 CZK (50 CZK for runners aged 14 years and under / 65 years and over)

Entry fees (21km): 1000 CZK

Entry fees (21km relay, 2 runners): 1700 CZK

Entry fees (21km relay, 4 runners): 4500 CZK (including a T-shirt for each runner)

Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.65 EUR (March 2014)

Race centre: Hotel Thermal, I. P. Pavlova 2001/11 (near the start area) (Friday 23 May 2014 12.00-18.00; on the day 10.00-16.00)

You get (3km): T-shirt, goodie bag, finisher medal, free use of public transport on the day

You get (21km): chip timing, goodie bag, finisher medal, massage service, free use of public transport on the day

Changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Number of finishers 2013: 1104 (21km), 31 relay teams (4 runners), 43 relay teams (2 runners)

Event website: www.runczech.com


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