7th Bohemian Paradise Marathon 2017

Prachov (Czech Republic), Sunday 13 August 2017

Hruboskalské skalní město, Český ráj, Czech Republic (commons.wikimedia.org / User: AK09 / Public Domain / image cropped by runinternational.eu)


The Maraton Českým rájem is held in the stunningly-beautiful Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise) in the Czech Republic.

Last year, a record number of 64 runners finished the race. The race limit has been set at 100 runners.

There is no point in trying to set a personal marathon record in the event. The route is hilly and approximately 43km long (a bit longer than the classic marathon distance of 42.2km). The race is run on mixed terrain (mainly on asphalt).

Instead of running hard, participants are well advised to enjoy the scenic run through lovely rural areas, dense forests and pretty villages.

The route also passes many impressive sights such as the Gothic Valdštejn Castle, the spectacular ruined castle of Trosky, or the bizarre ‘rock city’ of Hruboskalsko (pictured).


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Prachov (Jičín 5km, Liberec 46km, Hradec Králové 53km, Prague 92km)

Date: 13 August 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance: ca. 43km

Start: at 9.00 at the Lepařův památník (František Lepař Memorial, ca. 800m from the finish area)

Finish: Muzeum přírody Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise Nature Museum), Prachov 37

Race centre: Muzeum přírody Český ráj (on the day 7.00-8.30)

Entries: online (payment in cash on the day of the race); late entries on the day

Race limit: 100 runners

Entry fees:

  • online entries up to 12 August 2017: CZK 300 (ca. € 11.50)
  • late entries on 13 August 2017: CZK 400 (ca. € 15.30)

You get: snacks and drinks on the course; certificate; free entry to the Bohemian Paradise Nature Museum and to the Prachov Rocks; free parking

Changing facilities, showers, bag storage: yes

Award ceremony: at ca. 15.00

Number of finishers 2016: 64

Event website: www.mpcr.cz/ostatni/maraton


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.