Saturday 8 October 2022

Jizera river, Czechia (Author: Pannage / / Public Domain / photo modified by


The Benešovský maratón a půlmaratón Pojizeřím is an annual road running event in the Czech Republic.

It takes place in the Geopark Český ráj (Bohemian Paradise Geopark), a 760km2 area of outstanding geological value and natural beauty, listed as a UNESCO Global Geopark.

All three races (10k, half marathon, marathon) are run out and back along the Jizera river, starting and finishing in the village of Benešov u Semil which is situated approximately 40 kilometres from the city of Liberec and 110 kilometres from Prague.

Participants in the full marathon run two laps of the half marathon course.

The route follows the 292 country road which is not closed to traffic during the event.

The course is very scenic and relatively flat with 96 metres of ascent over the 42.2 kilometres. It has been accurately measured by an IAAF/AIMS course measurer.


Update for the 2022 event:

Only two race distances will be available this year—the 10k and the half marathon.


Map of the venue:


34. Benešovský maratón a půlmaratón Pojizeřím:


  • 8 October 2022 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 10km desítka: 23
    • 21.1km půlmaratón: 53
    • 42.2km maratón: --
  • 2021:
    • 10km desítka: 21
    • 21.1km půlmaratón: 50
    • 42.2km maratón: 31
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 10km desítka: 10
    • 21.1km půlmaratón: 65
    • 42.2km maratón: 32
  • 2018:
    • 10km desítka: 12
    • 21.1km půlmaratón: 72
    • 42.2km maratón: 29


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