RUNNING RACES IN PRAGUE 2020

Calendar of Prague Running Events

There are hundreds of running races in Prague in 2020 and here comes an ultimatte list of the best running events.

22 Feb 2020

5k / 10k 11:00 AM 100 / 200 road (bicycle path)

Prazska bezecka tour Vasi ligy (3)

One of a series of regular runs along the Vltava riveside (south of the centre, yet very close to it). Very flat and very faaaast! And these guys organise open sessions of tennis, badminton, ping-pong, so if you seek company and feel like doing some other sport, visit their English website.
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29  Feb 2020

5k / 21k 11:00 AM 50 / 250 road (bicycle path)

Winter Half Marathon

The route sticks to the Vltava riveside which makes it nice to look at. It south of the centre, yet very close to it. Very flat and very faaaast! And these guys organise open sessions of tennis, badminton, ping-pong,so if you seek company and feel like doing some other sport, visit their English website.
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07 Mar 2020

10k 12:30 AM 1850 road

Palestra Kbelska 10

Very popular race, a season opener. More than 22 cathegories. The surface can be frozen-over. Takes place in the north-east outskirts of Prague, on the inter village roads (the traffic is stopped, though).
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14 Mar 2020

5k tbc 200 trail / road

Suchdol bezi

Spanning between several villages to the north of Prague, the series of runs is one of the typical friendly-atmosphere community runs that is not necessarily highly competitive, still we would love too see more running races in Prague like this one.
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21 Mar 2020

5k / 10k 1:00 PM 50 / 100 trail

Mizuno Trail Running Cup

One or two laps responsible for  160 / 320m of superelevation gain. At the Petrin Hill. Up and down and … repeat! The location provides very good views of the city indeed, so we advise you to run very easy (alright, we are just joking!). Alternatively, do come back again later on to admire the views. Needless to say, the hill and its neighbourhoods is also on most of our routes’ way (esp. the Compact Prague and XXL Prague).
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21 Mar 2020

5k / 10k 11:00 AM 100 / 200 road (bicycle path)

Prazska bezecka tour Vasi ligy (4)

One of a series of regular runs along the Vltava riveside (south of the centre, yet very close to it). Very flat and very faaaast! And these guys organise open sessions of tennis, badminton, ping-pong, so if you seek company and feel like doing some other sport, visit their English website.
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28 Mar 2020

21k 10:00 AM 11.500 road

Sportisimo Prague Half Marathon 2020

Course in the historic center of Prague. Fast and flat route. Four world records set by Joyciline Jepkosgei. This year already a 22nd edition!
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04 Apr 2020

6k / 11k tbc 400 / 300 trail

Probehni.se

Set in the lovely “Krcsky les”/”Kunraticky les” forest park, it has a nice portion of soft surface and some uphill running involved. It is a charity run.
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18 Apr 2020

5k tbc unknown road / trail

Urban Challenge

You are going to run 5 k long race, which will be timed. The course of the race will be lined up with more than 25 obstacles that will challenge your strength, determination and wit. For individuals, teams of different sizes and kids alike.
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19 Apr 2020

5k tbc 200 trail / road

Unetice bezi

Spanning between several villages to the north of Prague, the series of runs is one of the typical friendly-atmosphere community runs that is not necessarily highly competitive. Pay a visit to the local brewery, you obviously deserve a reward.
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23 Apr 2020

2.5k / 4.5k from 9:00 PM thousands road (park)

Nocni beh pro Svetlusku

A night run. Extraordinary experience. Very strong charity mission (support the blind and people with serious visual impairments).
Have you already been to Stromovka? For many locals there is no better place for running – and for exercises of all types. Dog-walkers, lovers, families, all love Stromovka (in Czech it means “Forest Grounds”).
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26 Apr 2020

6k / 10k 0:20 PM hundreds trail

Prespolni beh nad Modranskou rokli

Cool race. Very old-school cross-country running event. Just have a look at their website. Plenty of cathegories. Set in a nice location of Modranska rokle forest (where the city meets the countryside).
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29 Apr 2020

5k / 10k 7:00 PM 100 / 200 road (bicycle path)

Prazska bezecka tour Vasi ligy (5)

One of a series of regular runs along the Vltava riveside (south of the centre, yet very close to it). Very flat and very faaaast! And these guys organise open sessions of tennis, badminton, ping-pong, so if you seek company and feel like doing some other sport, visit their English website.
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30 Apr 2020

3k / 6k 6:00 PM 150 trail (park)

Beh Hvezdou

A 10k trail run (soft footpaths & dirt roads) within the lovely Star Game Reserve forest. Save some time before or after the race to visit the main (and in fact only) building in the natural monument, a magnificent 16th century summer palace. Quite a lot of running races in Prague happen right here.
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1 May 2020

5k / 10k 10:00 AM 150+ trail / dirt roads

Skaluv lesni beh

A family friendly trail run in a nice Hostivar forest (footpaths & dirt roads & some asphalt, too). Organised by the Prague Collage of Psychosocial Studies, the race is dedicated to one of the founders of Czech psychiatry. The race is started by the director of the school striking a huge gong.
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3 May 2020

42.195 k 9 AM 9.500 road

Prague International Marathon

The Volkswagen Prague Marathon has become a mandatory stop on the world running circuit. Expect an exceptional race. A huge crowd. Registration starts (and often finishes) in Autumn.
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23 May 2020

18 / 36 / 54 / 72 k 10:00 AM ? trail

Sarecko-Hanspaulsky Ultra Trail

We totally recommend this one. You can design yourself a race and choose between 1 and 4 laps. Each lap is 18 k with about 500 metres superelevation gain. Personal, friendly, unforgetable event. The surface mainly consists of soft footpaths, 20% dirt roads and 10% of asphalt. Located at the edge of Prague in a green belt of natural park “Sarka-Lysolaje” to the North of the Centre (direction Airport). Amidst the trees and meadows you find yourself thinking: How come you are still presumably in the wider city centre? 🙂
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10 Jun 2020

7k / 14k 6:00 PM 150 / 170 trail

Trail Prokopskym udolim Vasi ligy

A trail run that the experienced organisers mapped to connect the most well-known spots in this charming and romantic natural reserve.
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20 Jun 2020

8k / 14k 11:00 AM 100 / 200 trail

Mizuno Park Race (Divoka Sarka)

A trail run that utilizes utilizes to the full extent all the spots this lovely  (our favourite!) natural reserve has to show. To take part in this event one also contributes to their tourist checked-items list. Normally a much too detached part of Prague and hence overlooked, it is definitely worth a visit. If you are lucky, there will be plenty of ripe cherries all around (so help yourself).
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20 Jul 2020

10k 5:45 PM many road (park)

Zatopek’s Golden 10K

Zatopek’s Golden Week is a series of running races that commemorate and celebrate the three gold medals won by Emil Zatopek at the Helsinki Olympics; the 5,000 metres, 10,000 metres and the marathon.
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24 Jul 2020

5k 4:00 PM many athletic track

Zatopek’s Golden 5K

Zatopek’s Golden Week is a series of running races that commemorate and celebrate the three gold medals won by Emil Zatopek at the Helsinki Olympics; the 5,000 metres, 10,000 metres and the marathon.
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27 Jul 2020

10 / 21 / 42k 3:30 PM many road (park)

Zatopek’s Golden Marathon

Zatopek’s Golden Week is a series of running races that commemorate and celebrate the three gold medals won by Emil Zatopek at the Helsinki Olympics; the 5,000 metres, 10,000 metres and the marathon. You go in laps of roughly 5k around the shady Stromovka park.
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19 Aug 2020

8,5 / 15k 6:00 PM 150 / 170 trail

Trail Modranskou rokli

Two distances. Several cathegories. Set in a nice location of Modranska rokle forest (southern edge of Prague). RACE WEBSITE

29 Aug 2020

5k 9:40 PM tbc road (park) / trail

Neon Run Praha

The fifth annual Run Neon is a wild and crazy neon experience! This action is not so much about speed, but rather experiential run through different zones shining in incredible neon colours. Location: runners – heavens called Hvezda. A spacy park / forest to the west of the wider city centre.
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12 Sept 2020

5k / 10k 7:15 and 8:15 PM many road (park)

NN Night Run

A whole cluster of runs: a visually satisfying main 10k night run, accompanied by 5k AVON RUN (in support of breast cancer prevention campaign). Location: a very popular park called Letna (Summergardens), overseeing the citycentre from above.
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20 Sept 2020

10k 10:30 AM 150 trail (park)

Hvezdna Desitka

A 10k trail run (soft footpaths & dirt roads) within the lovely Star Game Reserve forest. Save some time before or after the race to visit the main (and in fact only) building in the natural monument, a magnificent 16th century summer palace. Quite a lot of running races in Prague happen right here.
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27 Sept 2020

10 k 11:30 AM 2.500 road

Bechovice – Praha

Legendary road race from a village of Bechovice (close to a commuter rail station) heading for Prague wider centre district. For the 124th time! Official road running championship of the the Czech Republic. Not perfectly flat, a bit windy but…. iconic!
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10 Nov 2020

3,1 k 10:00 AM 3.400 trail

Velka Kunraticka

Extremely popular trail race winding through the largest of all the Prague’s forests. Interval start (each 10 seconds two runners set off). The trail takes you through a creek, then sharply uphill and downhill and …repeat.  It is a muddy business indeed. Hurry up with the registration starting on Oct, 6. Held since 1934 every second Sunday in November.
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21 Nov 2020

8 k 9:10 AM 666 trail

Bechovicka 8

Located in a forest park of Bechovice village, it is fairly accessible from Prague as the commuter rail station is nearby. Registration fee is half when you book in advance. The contest is a sister-event of the legendary Běchovice – Praha  (see 27th Sept).
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early Dec 2020

120 k 11:00 PM 400+ trail

Prazska Stovka – Prague Ultratrail

The queen of all the Prague races. At least when distance is considered. Shorter distances also available, e. g. 55k and 85k. Iconic event: we are not exaggerating now. This year already the 27th edition of annual race that is rooted in a tradition of long-distance marches. Every edition of the Prague Ultratrail is unique: the route, starting-point as well as the distance itself.
Get enrolled and patiently wait till few weeks prior to the run while the details get gradually unveiled, e.g. in this Facebook public group. Expect betw. 110 and 140 kilometres. The best feature of all: the route is perfectly marked so do not worry about sophisticated devices and batteries and studying/memorising the route. As the climate gets crazy, one cannot foretell the temperatures, but be ready for anything betw. minus 20 and plus 8 Celsius.
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Sightseeing and a workout? Of course! Join us for a run!
INSTANT PRAGUE
Brief intro to Prague
€20/from /person
  • 60 minutes course
  • 7-9 km distance
  • easy
COMPACT PRAGUE
Prague is yours now!
€20/from /person
  • 80-100 minutes course
  • 11-13 km distance
  • moderate/advanced
XXL Prague
Turn Prague into a huge gym
€25/from /person
  • 120-240 minutes course
  • 15-40 km distance
  • advanced