Zlín (Czech Republic), Saturday 19 March 2016

Josefský běh, Zlín, Czech Republic - a 10k runner passes a chapel in the hills above the city  (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Set in the hills above the city of Zlín in the Czech Republic, the Josefský běh features a challenging 10km-long multi-terrain course.

This year, the event will be held on St Joseph's Day (19 March), the feast day of Saint Joseph.

Starting and finishing at the sad Burešov allotment gardens in the north-eastern part of the city, the route runs out and back through woods and farmland.

The race is run on a mix of asphalt roads, gravel roads and trails.


Josefský běh - runners in the hills above Zlín (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Roughly speaking, the first 2.5km are uphill (+120m) and the next 2.5km are downhill (-100m). The turning point is in the village of Přiluky, which is still within the city limits.


Josefský běh, Zlín, Czech Republic - near the turning point in Přiluky (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


From there, you will run the same way back—at first uphill (+100m) and then downhill to the finish (-120m).

The route offers excellent views of Zlín, a city of functionalist architecture, built around the Bata Shoes company which Tomáš Baťa founded there in 1894.


Josefský běh, Zlín, Czech Republic - The course offers fine views of the city. (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Zlín (Brno 100km, Ostrava 105km, Bratislava 150km, Vienna 175km)

Date: 19 March 2016 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: sad Burešov

Entries: on the day (8.45-9.45) in the start/finish area

Entry fees: 50 CZK (ca. 1.85 EUR)

You get: chip timing, refreshments on the course and at the finish

Showers and changing facilities: no

Number of finishers 2015: 129

Event website (in Czech): www.behyzlin.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.