RunCzech is back in full force! The pandemic hurdle has been dealt with and our calendar of running events for the coming year has been set.
As usual, the season starts with what many regards as one of the most beautiful races in the world—the Napoli City Half Marathon, which will take place on the 26th of February.
Soon after, the Czech Republic will follow with three of the most anticipated sporting events for all running enthusiasts – the Prague Half Marathon; the Prague International Marathon which includes the Battle of the Team and along with the dm family run; and the Birell Prague Grand Prix.
All of the aforementioned races will take place on their traditional dates, i.e. April 1st, May 7th, and September 2nd, 2023. The Mattoni Karlovy Vary, České Budějovice, Olomouc and Usti nad Labem Half Marathons are also part of the calendar, as well as other notable events, such as the Sorrento Positano Panoramica 27 km and Ultramarathon 54 km.
Stop Dreaming, Start Running
“We know from talking to runners all around the world that the races hosted by RunCzech are on millions’ of people’s “wish list,” according to race director Carlo Capalbo. “Now that we have beaten the pandemic, runners are making their dreams come true by traveling to races they have longed to run. And we are ready for them, with races good as new. And more fun than ever.”
A recovery that’s getting off to a running start
According to Zdeněk Hřib, Mayor of the City of Prague and a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine, “the RunCzech races not only promote a healthy lifestyle, they are also vital to the health of the cities in which they’re staged. And I strongly support both of those outcomes. I applaud the resilience of the Czech people. And I celebrate the restart of the races and the rebirth of our city.”
Restarting races means renewing hope
RunCzech races have traditionally been linked to charitable causes, and this year is no exception. Runners will be able to easily contribute to various programs during registration, such as the planting of trees along Marathon Alley, or donating to the Salvation Army or Light for the World.
For those wishing to combine the thrill of running with the joy of travel, the Prague Half Marathon in April is part of the new SuperHalfs, a European running circuit which includes Half Marathons in Prague, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Cardiff, and Valencia.
Access full 2023 calendar here