Jirkov (Czech Republic), Saturday 13 June 2015

Jirkov, Czech Republic (Author: User:Miaow Miaow / commons.wikimedia.org / Public Domain)


The Jirkovský Crossmarathon in the Czech Republic is a 42.2km multi-terrain mountain marathon race for runners, cyclists, and hikers.

Held in the Ore Mountains (Czech: Krušné hory; German: Erzgebirge), a mountain range on the border between the Czech Republic and Germany, the course features about 1000m of ascent and 1000m of descent.

The start and the finish are at an elevation of 310m in the small town of Jirkov (pictured), which is situated in a coal mining area at the foot of the mountains. The highest point on the course is at 905m above sea level.

The route runs on roads and trails through lovely scenery — forests, meadows, moorland, and small villages.

Last year, the event had approximately 150 participants.


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Jirkov (Chomutov 6km, Karlovy Vary 61km, Dresden 95km, Prague 100km)

Date: 13 June 2015 (Saturday)

Race distance: 42.2km (+998m/-998m)

Start time: 9.00 (opening ceremony), 9.05 (cyclists), 9.10 (runners)

Time limit: 4 hours (cyclists), 6 hours (runners), 10 hours (hikers)

Start and finish: 2. základní škola (2nd primary school) Jirkov, Studentská 1427

Race centre: in the start area (7.00-7.30 for hikers; 7.30-8.40 for runners and cyclists)

Entries: online (up to 7 June 2015); late entries on the day

Entry fees (runners/cyclists): 130 CZK (up to 7 June 2015), 150 CZK (on 13 June 2015)

Entry fees (hikers): 25 CZK

Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.65 EUR (February 2015)

You get: feed stations on the course, a certificate and a souvenir gift

Number of finishers 2014: 69 runners, 68 cyclists, 10 hikers

Event website: www.ivosh.net/jcm/


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