Śnieżka (Czech: Sněžka; German: Schneekoppe), Poland, in the early 1990s - Photo: Copyright © 2019 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)


The Maraton Karkonoski was a running event that took place in the Karkonosze (Czech: Krkonoše), the highest part of the Sudetes mountain range which forms a natural border between Poland and the Czech Republic.

The event was held twelve times, with the final event occuring in 2021.

Entrants could choose between two multi-terrain races:

  • 59.5km ultramaraton
  • 21km półmaraton.

The 59.5km route featured 2,630 metres of ascent and 2,630 metres of descent, the half marathon 965 metres.

Starting and finishing at an elevation of about 700 metres at the chairlift station in the ski resort of Szklarska Poręba, both routes took the runners up to the ridge of the Karkonosze, along the ridge (partly out and back) and then down again.

The highest point on the ultramarathon course was on the summit of Śnieżka (Czech: Sněžka), at 1,603 metres the highest peak of the range and the highest peak of the Czech Republic (pictured).

(Last update: 19 August 2022)


Map of the venue:


Number of finishers:

  • 2021:
    • half marathon: 230
    • ultramarathon: 308
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • half marathon: 447
    • ultramarathon: 414
  • 2018:
    • half marathon: 466
    • ultramarathon: 426


12. Maraton Karkonoski:


  • 2 October 2021 (Sunday)

Event website:

  • maratonkarkonoski.pl (out of date)


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