Sunday 6 August 2023

Hruboskalské skalní město, Český ráj, Czech Republic (Author: AK09 / / Public Domain / image cropped by


The Maraton Českým rájem (Bohemian Paradise Marathon) is held each year in the summer in the Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise), a stunningly-beautiful protected landscape area in the Czech Republic.

The start and the finish are in the village of Prachov, which is approximately 90 kilometres north-east of Praha (Prague).

There is no point in trying to set a personal marathon record in this event. The route is hilly and a bit longer than the classic marathon distance of 42.195km.

Instead of running hard, participants are well advised to enjoy the scenic run on mixed terrain (mainly on asphalt) through lovely rural areas, dense forests and pretty villages.

The route also passes many impressive sights such as the Gothic Valdštejn castle, the spectacular ruined castle of Trosky or the bizarre ‘rock city’ of Hruboskalsko (pictured).

Since 2022, the event also offers a půlmaraton (half marathon).


Map of the venue:


13. Maraton Českým rájem:


  • 6 August 2023 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of marathon finishers:

  • 2022: 43
  • 2021: 51
  • 2020: 59
  • 2019: 81
  • 2018: 59
  • 2017: 48
  • 2016: 64


Number of half marathon finishers:

  • 2022: 28


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