5th ‘Jan Bula Marathon’ 2015

Moravské Budějovice (Czech Republic), Saturday 21 February 2015

Kostel sv. Jiljí, Moravské Budějovice, Czech Republic (Author: Jan Pešula / commons.wikimedia.org / Public Domain)


The Maraton Jana Buly is a relatively small winter running event with about 200 participants, held in the small town of Moravské Budějovice in the thinly-populated Kraj Vysočina (‘Highland Region’) in the southern part of the Czech Republic.

Entrants can choose between the 5.275km race (one lap) or the 42.2km marathon (eight laps). Children run between 50m and 2km.

Starting and finishing on Chelčického Street near the railway station in the northern part of town, participants run out and back on a country road through agricultural land to the village of Lukov, which is 2.5km to the north of Moravské Budějovice.

The course is gently undulating and not closed to traffic.

The event commemorates the Roman Catholic priest Jan Bula, born in 1920 in Lukov, who did not want to cooperate with the Czechoslovak communist regime. In 1952, Jan Bula was sentenced to death in a show trial and executed.


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Moravské Budějovice (Brno 77km, Vienna 118km, Prague 174km, Bratislava 177km)

Date: 21 February 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 50m - 2000m (children's races), 5.275km; 42.2km

Start time: 10.00 (50m - 600m), 11.00 (42.2km), 11.15 (1km, 2km, 5.275km)

Start and finish: Orlovna, Chelčického 885, Moravské Budějovice

Entries: on the day from 8.30 in the start/finish area

Entry fees (5.275km): 40 CZK

Entry fees (42.2km): 150 CZK

Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.60 EUR

You get: aid station in the start/finish area (at the end of each lap)

Prizes: to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2014: 51 (children's races), 29 (5km), 36 (21km), 63 (42km)

Event website (in Czech): www.orelmb.cz/maraton


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