Zlín (Czech Republic), Saturday 18 March 2017

Josefský běh - This 10k race is held in the hills above the city of Zlín, Czech Republic (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Set in the hills above the city of Zlín in the Czech Republic, the Josefský běh features a challenging and very scenic 10km-long multi-terrain course.

The event is held annually around St Joseph's Day (19 March), the feast day of Saint Joseph.

Starting and finishing at the sad Burešov allotment gardens in the north-eastern part of the city, the route takes the runners out and back through woods and farmland.


Josefský běh, Zlín, Czech Republic - Race director Jiří Prokop (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The race is run on a mix of asphalt roads, gravel roads and trails.


Josefský běh, Zlín, Czech Republic - runners on a trail near the sad Burešov gardens (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


Roughly speaking, the first 2.5km are uphill (+120m) and the next 2.5km are downhill (-100m). The turning point is in the village of Přiluky, which is still within the city limits.


Josefský běh, Zlín, Czech Republic - near the turning point in Přiluky (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The route offers excellent views of Zlín, a city of functionalist architecture, built around the Bata Shoes company which Tomáš Baťa founded there in 1894.


Josefský běh, Zlín, Czech Republic - the last metres of the 10k race (Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


In 2016, the fastest finishers were Martin Hečko (34min 6sec) and Jana Žaludková (39min 30sec).


Race information: 30. Josefský běh 2017

Country: Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Zlín (Brno 100km, Ostrava 105km, Bratislava 150km, Vienna 175km)

Date: 18 March 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance: 10km

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: sad Burešov

Entries: on the day (8.45-9.45) in the start/finish area

Entry fees: CZK 70 (ca. € 2.60)

You get: chip timing, refreshments on the course and at the finish

Showers and changing facilities: no

Number of finishers 2016: 135

Event website (in Czech): www.behyzlin.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.