Bystřice pod Hostýnem (Czech Republic), Saturday 19 August 2017

The basilica on Svatý Hostýn, Czech Republic (Author: Roy / Czech Wikipedia Project / Public Domain / Photo cropped by


Almost 200 runners took part in last year's Běh na Svatý Hostýn, a 5km-long hill running race in Moravia in the eastern part of Czechia.

Starting on the main square of Bystřice pod Hostýnem, a small town at the foot of the wooded Hostýnské vrchy hills, the race features 422 metres of ascent.

The finish line is at an elevation of 735 metres on the hilltop of Svatý Hostýn, a Marian pilgrimage destination with a basilica (pictured) and an observation tower on top.

The race is run on mixed terrain (cobbles, asphalt and trails).

In 2016, the winners were Lukáš Kučera (21 minutes 50 seconds) and Lenka Poklopová (27 minutes 36sec).


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Bystřice pod Hostýnem (Přerov 20km, Zlín 27km, Ostrava 78km, Brno 94km)

Date: 19 August 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance: 5km (+422m)

Start: at 14.00 on Masarykovo náměstí (Masaryk Square); elevation: 320m

Finish: on Svatý Hostýn; elevation: 735m

Race centre: Společenský dům Sušil, ulice Fryčajova 901 (on the day 11.30-13.30)

Entry fees:

  • online entries: CZK 110 or € 4
  • late entries on the day: CZK 150 or € 6

You get: chip timing, a souvenir gift, transport of personal clothing from the start to the finish, a meal after the race (14.30-16.00); prize drawing

Showers and changing facilities: near the finish area

Prizes: to the first 3 men and 3 women and to the first 3 in each age group

Award ceremony: at 15.30

Number of finishers 2016: 198

Event website:


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