Saturday 21 January 2023

Observation tower on Velký Blaník, Czechia (Author: Ivan Rozkošný / Source: cs.wikipedia / copyrighted free use / photo cropped by


The Zimní Běh na Blaník ('Winter Run up Blaník') is a multi-terrain running event held annually in January in the Central Bohemian Region which surrounds Czechia's capital Prague.

The race begins and ends at the stately zámek (castle) of Vlašim, an old town of about 11,000 inhabitants, situated seventy kilometres south-east of Prague.

The route is 24 kilometres long, mainly out and back and off road, with 615 metres of ascent.

Participants run through the English-style castle park and then southwards through woods and fields and lovely scenery.

The highest point on the course is at the observation tower on the summit of Velký Blaník (638 metres), a wooded hill that is steeped in legends.


Map of the venue:


49. Zimní Běh na Blaník:


  • 21 January 2023 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2023: 411
  • 2022: 290
  • 2021: 286 (virtual run)
  • 2020: 458
  • 2019: 453



Race information:


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