Saturday 2 November 2024

Otrokovice, Czech Republic: CHODCI - PEDESTRIANS (Copyright © 2018 Hendrik Böttger /


The Memoriál MUDr. Josefa Podmolíka takes place annually in November in the industrial yet very green town of Otrokovice which sits on the left bank of the Morava river in the Moravia region in the eastern part of the Czech Republic, near the city of Zlín.

Held in memory of the inspirational athlete and three-time Czech marathon champion Dr Josef Podmolík (1942-2000), it's a běžecký festival (running festival) for the whole family. The event offers:

  • Běžecký závod žactva, dorostu a přípravek (children's races)
  • 21.1km půlmaraton (half marathon)
  • 21.1km štafetový půlmaraton (relay race for teams of up to seven runners)
  • 42.2km maraton (marathon)
  • 63.3km maraton a půl (marathon and half)
  • 63.3km štafetový maraton a půl (relay race for teams of two runners; at least one team member must be a woman)

The start/finish area is at the dětské lanové centrum ‘Lanáček Otrokovice’, a children's ropes course situated in a sports park in the northern part of town.

Participants in the 21.1km half marathon run seven laps of a flat, accurately-measured and certified course. The 42.2km marathon is 14 laps and the 63.3km ultramarathon consists of 21 laps. The route runs through a residential area and out and back along the river. The race is run entirely on asphalt.


Map of the venue:


24. Memoriál MUDr. Josefa Podmolíka:


  • 2 November 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

21.1km 21.1km relay
42.2km 63.3km 63.3km relay
2023 94 103 47 teams 17 7 2 teams
2022 110 93 34 teams 15 1 2 teams
2021 123 77 45 teams 15 9 5 teams
2020 --- --- --- --- --- ---
2019 140 126 73 teams --- 10 7 teams
2018 98 103 52 teams --- 10 8 teams


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