Run and Rock in Marienbad!

Mariánské Lázně (Czech Republic), Saturday 16 July 2016

SpaRun - runners at the Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


The SpaRun in the Czech Republic is one of Central Europe's most scenic town runs. Held in Mariánské Lázně, one of the three world-famous Bohemian spas (also known by its German name Marienbad), the entire route is absolutely beautiful.

The course is 6.4km long, traffic-free and rather challenging as it includes quite a few ascents and descents. In contrast, the children's races (1km, 1.4km) are flat.


SpaRun Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic - runners at the Ferdinandův pramen (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Starting and finishing on the athletics track of the Sportovní areál Victoria, the route winds its way on mixed terrain through spa gardens and parks where royals, writers and composers strolled around and sipped mineral water from natural springs.


SpaRun 2016 - Mariánské Lázně ( Marienbad), Czech Republic (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The route passes innumerable opulent spa buildings, including the magnificent Neo-baroque Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého.

Fine Czech beer and plenty of food will be available in the finish area, and two rock bands will provide the proper atmosphere for the after-race party:

  • 4pm: Vltava (one of the best-known music groups in the country)
  • 5.30pm: The Covers


SpaRun, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic - rock concert after the race (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


More photos and details on the SpaRun 2017:


Race information: 4. SpaRun 2016

Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Mariánské Lázně (Plzeň 68km, Praha 153km, Nürnberg 181km)

Date: 16 July 2016 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 13.15:  1km and 1.4km children's races (children born 2001 or later)
  • 14.00:  6.4km

Time limit: 60 minutes for the 6.4km race

Start and finish: Sportovní areál Victoria

Race centre: in the start/finish area (on the day 11.30-13.00)

Entries: advance entries online; late entries on the day (11.30-12.30)

Entry fees (children's races): no entry fees (online entries), 50 CZK (late entries)

Entry fees (6.4km): 100 CZK (online entries), 150 CZK (late entries)

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

Timekeeping: stopwatch timing

You get: refreshments on the course and at the finish; changing facilities; live music after the race

Prizes: product prizes/vouchers to the fastest finishers; a small prize to each child

Award ceremony: at 15.30

Number of finishers 2015: 83 children, 75 women, 112 men

Race information (in Czech): SpaRun 2016

Event websiteSpaRun - Event website:


SpaRun, Mariánské Lázně, Czech Republic - a 6.4km race through the spa town of Marienbad (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


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.