Saturday 18 May 2024

Menuet, Karlovy Vary, Czechia (Photo: Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


This road running event is held in the venerable Bohemian spa of Karlovy Vary (English: Carlsbad; German: Karlsbad) where many European notables such as Goethe, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Freud and Marx sought exercise and inspiration.

The start and the finish are on the edge of Smetanovy sady (Smetana Park) which is home to the monumental Alžbětiny Lázně (Elizabeth Baths), the largest balneological facility in the city:


Alžbětiny Lázně (Elizabeth Baths), Smetanovy sady (Smetana Park), Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czechia - Copyright © 2017 Hendrik Böttger /


The half marathon course is gently undulating and consists of three loops. The first and the third loop take the runners along the Teplá river through the spa area with its many magnificent historic buildings. The second loop runs through residential areas to the western outskirts of the city, passing the Hipodrom Holoubek racecourse and the KV Arena, Karlovy Vary's hockey arena.


Map of the venue:


11. Karlovy Vary Half Marathon:


  • 18 May 2024 (Saturday)

Race distance:

  • 1/2Maraton (21.1km half marathon)
  • 2Run (21.1km relay race for teams of two runners: 10km+11.1km)
  • 1/2Maraton štafeta (21.1km relay race for teams of four runners: 3x5km+6.1km)
  • 10km
  • rodinná míle (1-mile non-competitive family run)
  • bambini run (100m, 150m, 200m)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  21.1km 2Run štafeta
2023 1,786 173 teams 47 teams
2022 1,796 139 teams 56 teams
2021 787 71 teams ---
2020 --- --- ---
2019 2,785 196 teams 71 teams
2018 2,686 186 teams 82 teams


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.