3rd Brno Half Marathon 2015

 

Brno (Czech Republic), Saturday 18 April 2015

Brno, Czech Republic - the south-western part of the city as seen from Hrad Špilberk (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger / Run International EU)

 

Held in Brno, the Czech Republic's second-largest city, this running event offers

  • a 10.55km quarter marathon (Brněnská desítka),
  • a 21.1km half marathon (Brněnský půlmaraton),
  • a 21.1km relay race for teams of four runners,
  • and children's races.

The route is undulating. The half marathon is two laps of the 10.55km course.

More than 1800 runners took part in the event last year.

Starting and finishing on náměstí Svobody, Brno's main square, the route takes the runners to the south-western part of the city (pictured), passing the main train station and the Hala Rondo, which is home to the HC Kometa Brno, one of the Czech Republic's most successful ice hockey clubs.

Then, participants run a loop around the Brněnské výstaviště (Brno Exhibition Centre) with its acclaimed modernist buildings. The loop includes a short detour into the Velodrom where the competitors run a lap on the cycling track.

The time limit to complete the half marathon is three hours.

 

Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Brno (Vienna 125km, Bratislava 129km, Prague 206km, Budapest 326km)

Date: 18 April 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10.55km; 21.1km; 21.1km relay (four runners: 6.5km+4km+6.5km+4km); children's races (1.05km/2.1km)

Start time: 10.00 (children's race), 11.00 (10.5km, 21km, relay)

Start and finish: náměstí Svobody

Race centre: VALMONT CR, Nové Sady 34, Brno (Saturday 12.00-20.00); in the start area (on the day 8.00-10.00)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 10 April 2015); late entries on the day (8.00-10.00)

Entry fees (children): € 4

Entry fees (10.5km, 21km): 390 CZK - 790 CZK

Entry fees (relay teams): 2000 CZK - 2900 CZK

Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.60 EUR (January 2015)

You get: chip timing, medal; participants can buy a T-shirt for 250 CZK

Changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 5 M/F in the half marathon; to the first 3 in each category

Award ceremony: 13.30 on náměstí Svobody

Number of finishers 2014: 555 (10.5km), 1194 (21km), 19 relay teams

Event website: www.pulmaratonbrno.cz

 

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