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Why should you run the Prague Marathon?

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As you might already know, Prague is one of the most stunning cities in the heart of Europe, a popular tourist destination, and an ideal weekend getaway. It is also the prime location to plan a celebration of any sort. Most importantly, if you are a runner or into sports in general, then Prague should be on your bucket list of city marathons to run. 

The Prague Marathon was funded in 1995 and became one of the most popular marathon events in the world. Due to its reputation and popularity, the marathon hosts a vast amount of international runners, where approximately two thirds of runners come from 55 different countries. The 25th Volkswagen Prague marathon takes place this year on the 5th of May 2019. Don’t wait any longer and signup for the challenge of your lifetime, and of course, for one of the most exciting sporting events in the world. 

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Picture © Credits to istock/franz12

Perhaps running a full marathon is not on your to-do list; this is why the event also organises team races, a family mini-marathon and a ‘walk with your dog’ race. However, even if running is not your cup of tea, being in Prague during the marathon weekend is an exciting and festive experience. There is something for everyone on the menu.

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Picture © Credits to istock/pagelightstudios

The Prague marathon kicks off at the Old Town Square next to the Astronomical Clock, and leads through cobblestoned old streets, towards river Vltava. Once you reach the river you will have a stunning view of the Prague castle, leading the runners onto the Charles Bridge. During the run you will come across beautiful Czech architecture and numerous sights. The majority of the race takes place along and around the river, a rather flat and picturesque course, that finishes again at the Old Town Square.    

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Picture © Credits to istock/gcammino
Old town square
Old town square
Old Town Square, Staroměstské nám., 110 00 Praha 1-Staré Město, Czechia

What a great way to discover Prague and do some sightseeing! Yes I know, you still need to run 42 kilometres though- in a rather warm weather-, but still, rest assured this will definitely be an unforgettable experience. Create your running experience, which will no doubt be scenic in all possible ways. 

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Picture © Credits to istock/halfpoint
Prague Castle
Prague Castle
119 08 Prague 1, Czechia
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Karlův most, 110 00 Praha 1, Czechia

The entire event is very well organised with multiple activities taking place at the same time; the Prague Marathon Music Festival, as well as live music from Czech musicians from the start to the finish line, along with refreshment stations that can be found at every 2.5 kilometres, showcase all the event's impressive and prior organisation. However, most importantly, the endless amounts of fans and supporters of all generations supporting you each step of the way, make the marathon worth experiencing. Running a marathon is not an easy affair, hence prepare yourself for a good amount of pampering and enjoyment during and after the race. Good luck! 


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Masa Mesic

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My name is Maša, born in Croatia but grew up in Prague. I have a great passion for gastronomy, yoga and languages. Follow my journey, as we travel through Denmark and Czechia.

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