Vlašim (Czech Republic), Saturday 16 January 2016
The Zimní Běh na Blaník is a 21.15km-long multi-terrain race that is held annually in mid-winter in the Central Bohemian Region in the Czech Republic.
With 613m of ascent and 613m of descent, the route is very challenging.
The race begins at the castle of Vlašim, an old town of about 12,000 inhabitants, situated approximately 60km to the south-east of Prague.
The route runs through the English-style castle park and then on roads (which are not closed to traffic) and trails to the observation tower on the summit of Velký Blaník (638m, pictured), a wooded hill that is steeped in legends.
From there, it's back to the castle in Vlašim.
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Vlašim (Prague 62km, Brno 155km)
Date: 16 January 2016 (Saturday)
Race distance: 21.15km
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: at Vlašim Castle
Race centre: at Vlašim Castle (Friday 15 January 2016, 13.00-17.00; on the day 7.00-9.00)
Entries: online (up to 11 January 2016), late entries on the day; entry limit: 450 runners (!)
Entry fees: 250 CZK (up to 31 December 2015), 300 CZK (up to 16 January 2016)
Exchange rate: 100 CZK = ca. 3.70 EUR
You get: chip timing, snacks and drinks on the course and after the run, finisher medal, certificate
Changing facilities, bag storage: yes
Prizes: to the first 3 in each age group
Number of finishers 2015: 330 (21km), 102 (10km), 63 (5km)
Event website (in Czech): www.behnablanik.cz/zavody/blanik/
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