Saturday 13 July 2024

SpaRun 2016 - runners at the Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


It is difficult to imagine a more scenic town run than the SpaRun in the Czech Republic.

Held in Mariánské Lázně (German: Marienbad), one of the three world-famous Bohemian spas, the 6.4km route winds its way on mixed terrain through beautiful gardens and parks, passing innumerable opulent buildings, including the magnificent Neo-baroque Kolonáda Maxima Gorkého (pictured below).

The route follows the paths where the who's who of royals, writers and composers used to stroll around and sip mineral water from natural springs.

Starting and ending on the athletics track of the Sportovní areál Victoria, the course is traffic-free and undulating. It includes several testing ascents and descents.

The children's races (100m, 400m, 1km, 1.4km) are flat.

Fine Czech beer and plenty of food are available in the finish area, and usually there is also an after-race party with live music.


SpaRun, Mariánské Lázně (Marienbad), Czechia - children run around the Ferdinandův pramen (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


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12. SpaRun:


  • 13 July 2024 (Saturday)

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Number of finishers:

  kids' races
2023 115 123
2022 139 178
2021 95 172
2020 91 202
2019 128 268
2018 55 155
2017   162



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