Otrokovice (Czech Republic), Saturday 5 November 2016

Otrokovice, Czech Republic: CHODCI - PEDESTRIANS (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Held in memory of the inspirational athlete and three-time Czech marathon champion Dr Josef Podmolík, the Memoriál MUDr. Josefa Podmolíka offers a number of distance races for children and adults.

Both the půlmaraton (21.1km half marathon) and the maraton a půl (63.3km marathon and half) are open to individual runners and relay teams.

The event takes place in the green areas of the industrial town of Otrokovice which sits on the Morava river in the Moravia region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, near the city of Zlín.

Participants in the half marathon run seven laps of a certified and mostly-flat course. The route runs around the town park, which is home to many sports facilities, and out and back along the river. The race is run entirely on asphalt.

The 63.3km ultra marathon takes the runners along both banks of the Morava. The race is six laps (6 x 10.045km), plus one lap of the half marathon course. About 65 per cent of the route is on asphalt roads and bikeways, and 35 per cent is on trails. The route is also certified and mainly flat.


Participants in the ultra marathon run six times along this bikeway ...

Bikeway along the Morava in Otrokovice, Czech Republic (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


... and six times across this footbridge:

Footbridge across the River Dřevnice in Otrokovice, Czech Republic (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Otrokovice (Zlín 14km, Brno 83km, Ostrava 108km, Bratislava 148km, Vienna 173km)

Date: 5 November 2016 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 8.00: 63.3km maraton a půl (marathon and half; individual runners and relay teams)
  • 9.00: 1.16km-2.32km-3.48km (children born 2000 or later)
  • 10.00: 21.1km štafetový půlmaraton (half marathon relay)
  • 11.45: 250m-500m-750m běh přípravky (children born 2004 or later)
  • 13.15: 21.1km Memoriál MUDr. Josefa Podmolíka (half marathon)

Start and finish: between the sports hall and the dětské lanové centrum ‘Lanáček Otrokovice’ (children's ropes course)

Race centre: Městské koupaliště (at the public outdoor swimming pool)

Entries: online or by e-mail (up to 3 November 2016); late entries on the day (up to 30 minutes before the start) if the entry limit has not been reached

Entry limit: 150 runners (21.1km), 100 teams (21.1km relay), 65 runners (63.3km), 25 teams (63.3km relay)

Entry fees (21km): CZK 300 (ca. € 11.10)

Entry fees (21km relay): CZK 400 (ca. € 14.80)

Entry fees (63km): CZK 400 (ca. € 14.80)

Entry fees (63km relay teams): CZK 600 (ca. € 22.20)

Timekeeping: chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: refreshments on the course; a meal after the race (21km, 63km, 63km relay)

Showers and changing facilities: yes

Prizes (21.1km): to the first 3 men and 3 women; to the first 3 in each age group; to the first 3 relay teams

Prizes (63.3km): to the first 3 men and 3 women; to the first 3 mixed/female relay teams

Award ceremony: 9.45 (children's races), 12.00 (21.1km relay), 15.30 (21.1km and 63.3km)

Number of finishers 2015: 106 (21km), 61 teams (21km relay), 17 (63.3km)

Event website: www.pul-maraton.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.