Volkswagen Prague International Marathon

marathon runners in Prague Pragu Marathon medals
The Volkswagen Prague Marathon ranks among world's top ten marathons. It was awarded the IAAF Road Race Silver Label in 2008 and 2009. Thousands of runners from the Czech Republic and 71 countries from around the world took part in the race in 2008. Running directly through the center of this very beautiful medieval city and being supported by more then 30 music bands and dancers along the course makes the race an unforgettable experience!

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Prága Maraton13th May 2011 Prague Marathon

Start: Old Town Square 9:00 am

Marathon distance: 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards)

Time Limit 7 hours

Date of registration price
until November 30, 2011 50€
until May 8, 2011 70€

Tesco Pasta Party and Offical T-Shirt are not included this year!

There is a discount for runners who finished at least 6 Prague International Marathons:

  online on spot
official adidas t-shirt 20€ 30€
Tesco Pasta Party 4€ 5€
massage in Marathon Sport Expo 6€ 8€
medal engraving 6€ 8€

Number of participants in 2011: 8 500

Men's event record: Eliud Kiptanui, KEN 2:05:39 (2010)

Women's event record: Lydia Cheromei, KEN 2:22:34 (2011)

Pacemakers: 3:00, 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30

IAAF/AIMS certified course

Average temperature on the day of the race: 15,6 °C

Volkswagen Prague International Marathon 2011

8th May 2011 Prague Marathon

Start: Old Town Square 9:00 am

Marathon distance: 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards)

Time Limit 7 hours

Date of registration price
until December 31, 2010 55€
until May 1, 2011 80€
at the Marathon Sport Expo 100€

ISIC & ITIC cardholders have 50% discount from current price!

Hervis Prague Half Marathon 2011

2nd April 2011

Half Marathon 21.097 km

Half Marathon Start: Prague, Rudolfinum J. Palacha Square 12:00

Time limit: 3 hours

Prague Marathon 2010

9th May 2010 Prague Marathon

Start: Old Town Square 9:00 am

Marathon distance: 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards)

Prague Marathon Results 2010

Two athletes from Kenya won the 2010 Volkswagen Prague Marathon, each setting a course record.

Eilud Kiptanui, 26, finished in 2:05:39 to win the men's division, besting last year's course record set by Patrick Ivuti by more than two minutes.

After crossing the finish line Kiptanui said, "The weather was very good that's why I was able to win."

Kipatanui faced some tough competition, including Sammy Korir, who has run a 2:04:56 in the past.

Helena Loshanyang Kirop won the women's division in 2:25:59, which was also a course record.

Yemane Tsegay of Ethiopia was second for the men in 2:07:11, and Nicholas Kipruto Koech of Kenya was third in 2:07:23.

On the women's side, Alevtina Ivanova was second in 2:27:36 and Ashu Kasim was third in 2:29:54.

The Volkswagen Prague Marathon had won of the strongest elite field's in the world. This year, there were ten sub 2:10 marathoners registered in the men's division. Five of them finished below 2:10 in the race.

There were 7,500 entrants with 50 percent of the field coming from abroad.

Men results

Runner's Name Country Result Time

Women results

Runner's Name Country Result Time

Marathon Entry fee

Register and pay now to benefit from a specially discounted price!

Date of registration price
until December 31, 2009 55€
until April 9, 2010 70€
until May 4, 2010 80€
at the Marathon Sport Expo 100€
Marathon events run in 2010:
  •  Volkswagen Prague Marathon
  •  Volkswagen Corporate Marathon (relay / team)
  •  Volkswagen Family MiniMarathon 4.2 km
  •  In-line Party 6.5 km
  •  Allianz Eco Walk 2 km
  •  Pedigree® Walk with Dogs



Volkswagen Prague Marathon 2009

Prague Marathon runners 15th Prague Marathon Start

Marathon record smashed in Prague (Marathon Press Release)
Number of participants in 2009: 4 919

15th Volkswagen Prague Marathon results Men

15th Volkswagen Prague Marathon results Women

15th Volkswagen Prague Marathon photos

Praga Marathon Expo 2009 Prague Marathon Runners Prague Marathon Old Town Square at night

15th Volkswagen Prague Marathon and Prague photos

 Volkswagen Prague Marathon 2009

10 May 2009 Prague Marathon

Marathon distance: 42.195 kilometres (26 miles 385 yards)

Start: Prague, Old Town Square 9:00

Register and pay now and get a discount!
date of registration price
until December 31, 2008 55 €
until April 11, 2009 70 €
until May 5, 2009 80 €
at the Marathon Sport Expo 100 €.

Entry fee includes
* start number with electronic chip (upon a 500 CZK / 20 EURO deposit)
* start bag
* official adidas T-shirt
* refreshment every 5 km + at the finish
* commemorative medal at the finish
* diploma + score sheet (within 4 weeks after the race)
* intermediate time at km 10/20/21.097/30 and at the finish
* start bag depository & changing room
* e-mail with performance info (real / official time)
* SMS with finish time
* live tracking, on-line ranking on
* online diploma
* Marathon Magazine
* free massage before and after the race – provided by ATVS PALESTRA
* free public transport on the day of the race (your start number is your ticket)
* discount coupons for selected adidas and Hervis shops
* discount for selected museums and historical sites
* TESCO PASTA PARTY + free beer on Saturday before the race
* Marathon Party after the race
* Marathon Music Festival – more than 20 bands and dancers at the start, along the course and at the finish

Bring your family
Each runner registered for the Prague Marathon will get one registration for the Volkswagen Family Minimarathon 4.2 km or the Allianz Eco Walk 2 km for free while picking up the start bag at the Marathon Sport Expo.

Volkswagen Corporate Marathon (Relay)

Volkswagen Corporate Marathon Relay:
 3 × 10 km + 1 × 12.195 km3 × 10 km + 1 × 12.195 km

Start: Old Town Square

Four-member teams participate in the Corporate Marathon Race. We announce the winners in the category of teams and individuals based on their age and occupation.
Entry fee: 250 € per team (4 members)

 Volkswagen Corporate Marathon (Team)

Team race 4 × 42.195 km  (4 x marathon)

A new category has opened this year – when every member of a team runs the whole course his finish time is included in the final ranking of individuals as well as the teams.

VolksWagen Family Minimarathon

MiniMarathon: 4.2 km
This race is designed for families and individuals who want to take part in the marathon events. The participants finish at the Old Town Square where they can greet the marathon winners and enjoy the Marathon Music Festival.
Part of the 4,2km Volkswagen Family Minimarathon is also a charity project "Run for transplant". Half of the sum collected from the starting fees will be donated to the Karel Pavlík Foundation supporting organ donation and transplants.
Entry fee: 10 € (free entry for children up to 15)

Start: Marathon Sport Expo 9:45
Finish: Celetná (Old Town Square)

 Allianz Eco Walk 2 km

If you don’t want to run, join the Marathon weekend and walk. You will enjoy Prague streets free of cars and support a good cause.
Entry fee is 5 €. Children up to 15 and seniors over 65 do not pay.

Entry fee includes:
start number, start bag, official T-shirt, commemorative medals, Marathon Magazine, Saturday TESCO PASTA PARTY + free beer, discounts for selected museums and historical sites, free public transport in Prague on the race day (your start number is your ticket), refreshments at the finish, Marathon Music Festival

In-line Party 6.5 km

This In-line Party starts in front of the Marathon Sport Expo and goes through a beautiful Stromovka park. It is a non-competitive race designed for skaters of all categories to express their passion for this wonderful sport.
Entry fee: 10 € (children up to 15 do not pay)
Entry fee includes:
start number, start bag, official T-shirt, commemorative medals, Marathon Magazine, Saturday PASTA PARTY + free beer, discounts for selected museums and historical sites, free public transport in Prague on the race day (your start number is your ticket), refreshments at the finish.

14th Volkswagen Prague Marathon photos

Prague Marathon Pragaue Marathon 2008
14th Volkswagen Prague Marathon 2008 and Prague images

Prague Marathon course map

2008 Prague Marathon map:

Marathon course, marathon praag parcours

Click to the icon to see the marathon Start and Prague Marathon Expo

Marathon Running

Start: Prague, Old Town Square at 9:00 Celetná
Length: 42.195 km
Finish:  Old Town Square
Marathon Time limit: 7 hours

Race rules of Hervis Prague Half Marathon, Volkswagen Marathon

 * Hervis Prague Half Marathon and Prague Volkswagen Marathon are open to all runners over 18 years of age. Tesco Grand Prix is open to all runners over 15 years of age. All runners have to be officially registered. There are no age limits for non-competitive running events.
* The race rules are adopted from the rules of the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF), the International Association Of Marathons and Road Races (AIMS) and the Czech Athletic Federation (ČAS).
* Qualification is separate for men's and women's races. International rules of IAAF/ČAS apply to veteran groups.
* The race will take place regardless of weather conditions.
* Skates, bicycles and other vehicles are strictly forbidden on the racecourse.
* It is the runner’s responsibility to be physically fit and capable of completing the whole race.
* PIM is not liable for any damage to property or injury incurred by participation in, or attendance at, the event. Participants can buy an “ad hoc” accident insurance provided by ALLIANZ directly at the EXPO.
* The organizer has the right to close registration without notice.
* Registration fee is final and non-refundable.

Marathon Expo

7 – 9 May 2009 Incheba Expo Praha, Industrial Palace
Thursday 7 May 12am – 8pm
Friday 8 May 10am – 8pm
Saturday 9 May 10am – 8pm
Sunday 10 May 8am – 9:30am – only registration for Volkswagen Family Minimarathon

traditional Pasta Party on Saturday 9 May from 11am till 6pm

Prague Marathon details


Time will be measured by means of chips provided by the company Timing Data Service. Chips are a part of the start number that has to be securely fastened on the participant's chest. Chips are non-transferrable, they may not be reprogrammed or used for any other race. The chip deposit is € 20 / CZK 500. The deposit will be refunded immediately after the race at the technical support area or at PIM's office within 14 days after the race.

Start bag depository

The technical support area will be located near the finish. In the technical support area you can find: toilets, cloak rooms, start bag depository, washrooms, chip deposit/refunds, massages.
Participants may deposit only the PIM start bags, which they have received at the Expo, in the cloakroom.



Number of participants in 2008: 4 517
Male Prague marathon record: Elijah Lagat, Kenya, 2h08’52” (1998)
Female Prague marathon record: Maura Viceconte, Italy, 2h26’33”(2001)
Pacemakers: 3h00’, 3h15’, 3h30’, 3h45’, 4h00’, 4h15’, 4h30’
Course certified IAAF/AIMS
Average temperature on the race day is 15,6°C

Marathon Taining

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Prague Marathon entry check

Marathon medal 2009

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