Kroměříž (Czech Republic), Saturday 8 April 2017
This running event in Moravia offers children's races, a 10.55km čtvrtmaraton (quarter marathon) and a 21.1km půlmaraton (half marathon).
The quarter marathon is one lap and the half marathon is two laps of a flat course that begins and ends at the Hrubý rybnik lake in Kroměříž, a 900-year-old town that is well worth a visit for its beautiful historic centre and for its castle and gardens, which are listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
The route runs along the River Morava (pictured above), through farmland and through the village of Trávnické Zahrady (pictured below). The race is run mainly on roads and cycleways. Approximately ten per cent of the course is off road.
Last year, the half and the quarter marathon combined had 150 finishers. The half marathon winners were Pavel Dvořák (1:17:11) and Veronika Brázdová (1:35:00).
Eighty-five young athletes took part in the kids' races.
Country: Czech Republic
Venue (Map): Kroměříž (Zlín 29km, Brno 68km, Bratislava 157km, Vienna 172km, Prague 270km)
Date: 8 April 2017 (Saturday)
Race distance: 10.55km, 21.1km; children's races (children 3-12 years old)
Start time: 10.00
Start and finish: Hrubý rybnik (also called "Bágrák")
Race centre: in the start area (on the day from 9.00)
Entries: in person on the day of the event
Entry fees: CZK 150 (ca. € 5.55)
You get: drinks on the course; drinks and a meal after the race
Number of finishers 2016: 60 (10.55km), 90 (21.1km), 85 (children's races)
Event website: rudahvezda.webnode.cz
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