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Volkswagen Prague Marathon

Start your Prague Marathon journey in the Old Town Square, leaving behind the famous Astronomical Clock and wander through the ancient streets down to the Vltava River, where you’ll enjoy a splendid view of Prague Castle while crossing the Charles Bridge – one of the most magnificent Gothic bridges in the world. Well-preserved across ages, Prague’s renowned architectural beauty offers a spectacular glimpse into history and unforgettable future memories!

As an International Travel Partner of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon, RunFun Travel has guaranteed entries to the event. We can assist with all your travel arrangements, flights, accommodation, car rental and tours.

There are only few cities in the world which can boast such a multitude of interesting buildings, relics, palace architecture and shrines. Prague is one of them. It is a changeable city, which likes to alternate styles. Each of Prague’s districts has its own characteristic atmosphere and unique charm. Prague is historic yet dynamic, romantic and creative, cosmopolitan but green… And did you know that the Czech Republic has more castles per square mile than any other country in the world? It is time to get acquainted!

There is no doubt that Prague is one of the top running destinations in the world. Its unique architecture that varies from Baroque to Art Deco, historic atmosphere, beautiful riverside views and numerous cultural events bring visitors from all around the globe, some of them willing to discover Prague from a slightly different angle – whilst running!

We've been there, we've run it, we loved it! Watch this brief video to see what you can be a part of!

Distances

  • Marathon
  • Marathon Relay 3x10km, 1x12.95km

Race Packs

Race packs are collection from the race expo. Bring along photo ID to collect your registration pack. 

Expo 

Thursday:         12 noon to 8:00pm
Friday:               10:00am to 8:00pm
Saturday:          10:00am to 8:00pm

Click here for a location map for the expo

  • FREE entry
  • more than 80 exhibitors of sport items significant discounts for sports and running goods
  • special discounts and sales of sports and running goods
  • widest range of cross-country equipment and services
  • rich cultural stage programme
  • presenting more than 30 world marathons in one place
  • running, health and nutrition seminars, presentation of new products and technologies
  • presentation of elite athletes of the Prague Volkswagen Marathon
  • famous athletes and VIPs will sign autographs
  • exhibition in honour of 60 years since Emil Zátopek triumph at Helsinki Olympic Games 1952
  • traditional TESCO Pasta Party on Saturday from 12noon till 08:00pm
  • registration site where participants of all the events of the Volkswagen Marathon Weekend can pick up their start numbers

How to get there
By metro, line „C“ (red) to station „Vltavska“
By tram number 14, 17, 24

Start

9:00am in the Old Town Square

Finishing Time

7 hours

Marathon Music Festival

The Marathon Music Festival Óčko is fast becoming the cultural phenomenon of our time. It is a festival that continues to grow in terms of quantity and quality. Run to the beat of local and international bands spread over the marathon course.

The MMF in an integral part of all PIM races - the Marathon, the Half Marathon, the Junior Marathon and the Grand Prix - taking place from March until September. In the last 10 years, the MMF was hosting more than 450 local and international bands, including hundreds of street singers, musicians, samba players, dancers, fire-eaters and many other performers.

Refreshment Stations

Every 2½km and at the finish. 

Weather

Average temperature is 15.6°C.

Other RunCzech Events in 2018

If you're heading to the Czech Republic and looking for an exceptional run, why not try one of the other events organised by the RunCzech team.

  • Sportismo Prague Half Marathon - 7 April 2018
  • Volkswagen Prague Marathon - 6 May 2018
  • Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon - 19 May 2018
  • Mattoni Ceske Budejovice Half Marathon - 2 June 2018
  • Marroni Olomouc Half Marathon - 23 June 2018
  • Prague Grand Prix - 8 September 2018
  • Mattoni Usti nad Labem Half Marathon - 15 September 2018

Sign up for the above events directly on the Run Czech website. Then talk to RunFun Travel about your travel requirements. 

2018 Prague Marathon Itinerary 

Friday 4 May

  • arrival in Prague
  • check in to your hotel

Saturday 5 May

  • Expo & Race Pack Collection

Sunday 6 May

  • Marathon Day!

Monday 7 May

  • depart Prague

Whilst in Prague, take the opportunity to really explore and enjoy the local area. There are many tours available in Prague, such as:

  • Segway Tour
  • Walking Tours - Central Prague, Jewish Quarter
  • Dinner Cruise with Jazz
  • Czech Folk Night excursion
  • Ghosts & Legends Walking Tour
  • Prague Castle at Night Walking Tour

Slightly further afield you can explore the delights of the Czech Republic. Think about seeing:

  • Karlstejn Castle - an awe inspiring fortress to rival any in Central Europe (did you know that the Czech Republic has more castles than any other European country?)
  • Konipiste Castle - a charming hunting castle set in a forest just outside Prague
  • Cesky Krumlov (UNESCO) - journey through the Bohemian countryside to this medieval town
  • Karlovy Vary - a beautiful spa town with gracious colonnades and picturesque boulevards
  • Pilsner Urquell Brewery - one for the beer lovers!

You've travelled all this way, why not take advantage of everything on offer. Contact us now and we will organise your extended travel in and around Prague.

2018 Prague Marathon Weekend Package 

  • Flexible arrival and departure dates
  • Accommodation to suit your preferred standard
  • Entry to the Prague Marathon
  • Refreshment stations every 2½km
  • Timing Chip
  • Finishers’ medal
  • Online certificate
  • Free public transport on race day
  • Marathon Music Festival on course
  • Start bag deposit & changing room
  • Text message with finish time
  • Google maps, live tracking, online ranking
  • Running magazine
  • Free massage before and after the race
  • Free entry to a selection of museums and historic sites

All prices are quoted in Australian dollars and are subject to change at any time, without notice up until final payment is made due to any unforeseen price increase or currency fluctuations.

Optional Tours Available 

Here are some options whilst in Prague - take advantage and have a marathon trip to remember! Here's just a taste of what's on offer. Contact us for details on these and more options.

Historical Jewish Town

Highlights:

  • Synagogue tours
  • Kafta's House
  • Old Jewish Cemetery (incl. admission fee)
  • Duration, 2.5 hours

 

Prague by Night

Highlights:

  • Four hour dinner cruise on the River Vlata
  • Buffet dinner including hot and cold dishes
  • Cruise past historic highlighes, including Charles Bridge and Prague Castle
  • Short tour of Prague's illuminated city centre
  • English and German speaking guide    
  • Duration, 4 hours

 

Cesky Krumlov

Highlights:

  • Day trip to Cesky Krumlov from Prague
  • World Heritage listed castle
  • Magnificent Church of St Vitus
  • Walk through the medieval town centre
  • English and German speaking guides
  • Duration, 11 hours

  

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