Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon
Jun 21, 2014
Running in the Czech Republic has become a mass phenomenon. For some it is a way to improve once health and stay in shape for others running is a form of traveling and embracing active life-style together with family and friends.
On 21 June 2014 the organizers of RunCzech Running League invite to take part at the Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon. Over 5000 runners are expected to join the 5th half marathon edition and explore the Baroque city in running shoes. Furthermore this anniversary year the city of Olomouc will welcome the marathon world record holder Wilson Kipsang and the marathon world champion Edna Kiplagat who will treat sport lovers with a top class racing performance.
But Olomouc Half Marathon is not only about chasing the time and running records. Whether you are an experienced runner or just a beginner – the variety of distances and disciplines allows everyone to be a part of the race at its fullest. The race has been awarded the Silver IAAF Road Race Label, thus placing Olomouc alongside such cities as Toronto, Osaka, Madrid, Venice and Hong Kong on the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations) race calendar.
The participants may choose to complete the full half marathon distance individually (21.0975 km) or share the fun with their families and friends in one of the race disciplines: Relay (a team of 4), 2 Run (a team of 2) or Family Run (3 km).
Crossing the Finish line on Saturday evening inspires to prolong active or a rewardingly passive weekend discovering the beauty of the charming Baroque city and the whole region.