Bystřice pod Hostýnem (Czech Republic), Saturday 20 August 2016

The basilica on Svatý Hostýn, Czech Republic (Author: Roy / Czech Wikipedia Project / Public Domain / Photo cropped by


Almost 200 runners took part in last year's Běh na Svatý Hostýn, a hill running event in Moravia in the eastern part of the Czech Republic.

Starting on the main square of the small town of Bystřice pod Hostýnem, which sits at the foot of the wooded Hostýnské vrchy hills, the race features 422m of ascent over a 5km route.

The finish line is at an elevation of 735m on the hilltop of Svatý Hostýn, a Marian pilgrimage destination with a basilica (pictured) and an observation tower on top.

The race is run on mixed terrain (cobbles, asphalt and trails).

In 2015, the winners were Ondřej Horák (22min 10sec) and Marie Delingerová (27min 49sec).


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Bystřice pod Hostýnem (Přerov 20km, Zlín 27km, Ostrava 78km, Brno 94km)

Date: 20 August 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km (+422m)

Start: at 14.00 on Masarykovo náměstí (Masaryk Square) — 320m above sea level

Finish: on Svatý Hostýn — 735m above sea level

Race centre: Společenský dům Sušil, ulice Fryčajova (on the day 11.30-13.30)

Entries: online; late entries on the day

Entry fees: CZK 110 or EUR 4 (advance entries), CZK 150 or EUR 6 (late entries)

You get: a souvenir gift, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, a meal after the race (14.30-16.00)

Showers and changing facilities: near the finish area

Prizes: to the first 3 men and women and to the first 3 in each age group

Award ceremony: at 15.30

Number of finishers 2015: 188

Event website (in Czech):


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