Boží Dar (Czech Republic), Saturday 25 June 2016

An Amanita muscaria (fly agaric) mushroom in the Krušné hory (Ore Mountains, Erzgebirge) in the Czech Republic - Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The Horský půlmaraton Krušné hory is the second in a series of three multi-terrain running events that are held between May and October in three different mountain ranges in the Czech Republic.

The event offers a 10k race (závod na 10km), a half marathon (půlmaraton) and a kids' race (dětský závod).

All races begin and end on the edge of Boží Dar, the highest town in the country.

Sitting at an elevation of 1028 metres on the ridge of the Ore Mountains (Czech: Krušné hory; German: Erzgebirge), a 130km-long mountain range that stretches along the Czechia-Germany border, Boží Dar is a very small and pretty town of just over 200 inhabitants, popular with skiers in the winter and hillwalkers in the summer.


Moorland at Boží Dar in the Krušné hory (Ore Mountains, Erzgebirge) in the Czech Republic - Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


Both the 10k and the half marathon are very scenic and hilly runs through beautiful forests and moorland, mainly on gravel roads and trails.


The Horský půlmaraton Krušné hory takes runners through the forests near Boží Dar, Czech Republic (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The half marathon also takes the runners through the old mining village of Zlatý Kopec which is, according to the last census in 2011, home to one resident.


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Boží Dar (Karlovy Vary 27km, Chemnitz 59km, Prague 139km, Leipzig 144km)

Date: 25 June 2016 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 10.00:  10km
  • 12.00:  21.1km
  • 15.00:  children's run

Start and finish: at the graveyard (hřbitov) at the north-western end of Boží Dar

Race centre: in the start area (on the day 9.00-11.30)

Entries: online

Entry fees (children's race): no entry fees

Entry fees (10km): 100 CZK

Entry fees (21km): 300 CZK

Exchange rate. 100 CZK = ca. 3.70 EUR

You get: refreshments on the course

Prizes (10km, 21km): to the first 3 men and women

Award ceremony: at 14.45

Number of finishers 2015: 56 (21km)

Event website:


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.