Moravské Budějovice (Czech Republic), Saturday 25 February 2017

Kostel sv. Jiljí, Moravské Budějovice, Czech Republic (Author: Jan Pešula / / Public Domain)


The Maraton Jana Buly ("Jan Bula Marathon") attracts approximately 200 runners of all ages to the small town of Moravské Budějovice which sits amid the rolling countryside of the Vysočina Region in the southern part of the Czech Republic.

Entrants can choose between the 5.275km race (one lap) or the 42.2km marathon (eight laps). Children run between 50m and 2km.

Starting on Chelčického Street in the northern part of town, the route runs out and back along a gently-undulating country road to the village of Lukov which is situated 2.5km north of Moravské Budějovice. The course is not closed to traffic during the race.

Last year, the fastest marathon finishers were Daniel Orálek (2:38:54) and Dana Skřivánková (4:11:48).

The event commemorates the Roman Catholic priest Jan Bula who was born in 1920 in Lukov. Mr Bula became a victim of persecution by the Czechoslovak communist regime, and in 1952 he was sentenced to death in a show trial and executed.


Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Moravské Budějovice (Brno 77km, Vienna 118km, Prague 174km, Bratislava 177km)

Date: 25 February 2017 (Saturday)

Start time and race distance:

  • 10.00: 50m, 100m, 200m, 600m (children)
  • 11.00: 42.195km
  • 11.15: 1km, 2km (children); 5.275km

Start and finish: Orlovna Moravské Budějovice, Chelčického 885

Entries: in the start/finish area (on the day from 8.30)

Entry fees (5.275km): CZK 50 or EUR 5

Entry fees (42.2km): CZK 150 or EUR 8

You get: refreshments in the start/finish area (at the end of each lap); medal to all marathon runners

Prizes: to the first three finishers in each age group

Number of finishers 2016: 80 (children's races), 40 (5km), 49 (42km)

Event website:

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