Wednesday 19 August 2020

Josefský běh - runners in the hills above Zlín (Copyright © 2016 Hendrik Böttger /


The Josefský běh is a multi-terrain running event held annually around St Joseph's Day (19 March), the feast day of Saint Joseph, in the city of Zlín in the Czech Republic.

Over the years, the route has been changed several times.

The 2020 edition features two race distances, 5k (one lap) and 10k (two laps).

The route is a challenging and scenic up-and-down loop through forests and rural scenery in the north-eastern part of the city, starting and finishing at the Dětské centrum Zlín (Children's Centre Zlín).

Each lap features about 130 metres of ascent.

From the course, there are fine 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 (Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2020:
    • 5km: 72
    • 10km: 142


33. Josefský běh:


  • Wednesday 19 August 2020 (postponed from 21 March 2020)

Event website (in Czech):



Race information and photos:


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.