Ostrava (Czech Republic), Saturday 3 December 2016

Nová radnice (New City Hall), Ostrava, Czech Republic - Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu


The Christmas Night Run in the city of Ostrava is the first of a series of three races that will be held in December 2016 in the Czech Republic.

The second event will be staged on 10 December in Hradec Králové, the third event on 17 December in Praha (Prague).

Each Christmas Night Run is 5km long.

Participants must wear a headlamp during the race.

Starting at 5pm at the Nová radnice, which features the tallest town hall tower in the country (pictured above), the race in Ostrava follows a scenic loop course on cycleways and footpaths through the Komenského sady, a 1.8km-long public park that stretches along the River Ostravice:


The Komenského sady park as seen from the Nová radnice, Ostrava, Czech Republic (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The route passes the impressive Památník Rudé Armády (Red Army Memorial) ...


Památník Rudé Armády (Red Army Memorial), Ostrava, Czech Republic - Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu


... as well as the tennis courts where Ivan Lendl played as a youth before becoming one of the greatest tennis players of all times.


Race information: 1. Christmas Night Run Ostrava:

Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Ostrava (Katowice 84km, Kraków 148km, Brno 171km, Wrocław 197km, Praha 337km)

Date: 3 December 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km

Start time: 17.00

Start and finish: Prokešovo náměstí (Prokeš Square)

Race centre: on the day 14.30-16.15

Entries: online (up to 1 December 2016, 15.00); late entries on the day (14.00-15.30)

Entry limit: 1,500 runners

Entry fees (up to 1 December 2016):

  • CZK 400 (ca. € 14.80) without a souvenir gift
  • CZK 500 (ca. € 18.50) including a souvenir gift

Entry fees (up to 3 December 2016):

  • CZK 500 (ca. € 18.50) without a souvenir gift

You get: chip timing, goodie bag, snacks and drinks at the finish, finisher medal, changing facilities, bag storage

Prizes: to the first three finishers in each age group

Award ceremony: 18.15-18.30

Number of finishers 2016: 397

Event website (in Czech): www.night-run.cz


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.