6th Bohemian Paradise Marathon 2016

Prachov (Czech Republic), Sunday 14 August 2016

Hruboskalské skalní město, Český ráj, Czech Republic (commons.wikimedia.org / User: AK09 / Public Domain / image cropped by runinternational.eu)


The Maraton Českým rájem is a small running event with under 100 finishers, held in the stunningly-beautiful Český ráj (‘Bohemian Paradise’) in the Czech Republic.

There is no point in trying to set a personal marathon record in the race as the route is a bit longer than the classic marathon distance of 42.2km and as it features more than 500m of ascent (and more than 500m of descent).

Instead, participants are well advised to enjoy the scenic run on mixed terrain (mainly on asphalt) through lovely rural areas, dense forests and pretty villages.

The route passes many sights such as the Gothic Valdštejn Castle, the spectacular ruined castle of Trosky, or the bizarre ‘rock city’ of Hruboskalsko (pictured).

Last year, 52 runners completed the marathon course. The fastest finishers were Josef Veber (3:32:06) and Jitka Černá (4:54:32).


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Prachov (Jičín 5km, Liberec 46km, Hradec Králové 53km, Prague 92km)

Date: 14 August 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: ca. 44km

Start: at 9.00 at the Lepařův památník (František Lepař Memorial, ca. 800m from the finish area)

Finish: Muzeum přírody Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise Nature Museum), Prachov 37

Race centre: Muzeum přírody Český ráj (on the day 7.00-8.30)

Entries: online (payment in cash on the day of the race); late entries on the day if the entry limit of 100 runners has not been reached

Entry fees: 300 CZK (entries up to 13 August 2016), 400 CZK (late entries)

Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.70 EUR (April 2016)

You get: snacks and drinks on the course, certificate, free entry to the Bohemian Paradise Nature Museum

Showers, bag storage: yes

Number of finishers 2015: 52

Event website: www.mpcr.cz/ostatni/maraton


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.