Volkswagen Prague Marathon

December 15, 2011


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Prague Marathon (also known as Prague International Marathon (PIM) and Volkswagen Prague Marathon) is held in the city of Prague, Czech Republic each May. It was founded in 1995 and has grown to became a significant marathon event, being awarded IAAF Gold Label status. According to media it is the world’s most international marathon, with two-thirds of runners coming from 55 different countries.

Prague’s marathon course is also the seventh fastest and has been voted one of the most beautiful in the world. The 2012 race attracted 9057 competing runners from all over the world.

Website: Volkswagen Prague Marathon | May 12, 2013


  • Marathon
  • Marathon Relay
  • Family Minimarathon – 4.2 Km
  • Cloud 9 Barmen’s Race – 200 m

Start Times

  • Marathon – 9.00 am
  • Marathon Relay – 9:00 am
  • Family Minimarathon – 9.35 am
  • Cloud 9 Barmen’s Race – 14.00 on May 11


The entry fees is 75 € for early bird registrations. To participate in Volkswagen Prague Marathon you can register in the official website.

The capacity of the race is limited and the registration can be closed in advance. Registration in the Expo is not possible.

Course / Route Map
The race starts and finishes on the famous Old Town Square and takes you through all the different neighbourhoods of the wonderful city of Prague. The course leads through the heart of the medieval metropolis, along the Vltava River and crossing the Charles Bridge – arguably the most beautiful Gothic bridge in the World! If you like discovering the undiscovered, running alongside a river and meandering through the heart of a medieval capital city, then the Volkswagen Prague Marathon is for you.

Time Limits and Cutoffs

The marathon and relay marathon have a time limit of 7 hours. The runners must be able to maintain a pace of 9:45 min / km. Athletes running slower than average speed for time limit of the race (as above) can be excluded from the race by the organizer and after a handing of starting number may continue in the race only on a route out of the race in the associated communication space (pavements, sidewalk for pedestrians, etc.) and must be in accordance with the law on road traffic.

The race will be timed using timing chips.

Water Stops

There are refreshment points at every 5km and at the finish.

Prize Money/ Awards

Open-Division Prize Money*
Men  Women
1st   € 15.000  € 15.000
2nd   € 7.500  € 7.500
3rd   € 5.000  € 5.000
4th  € 2.500  € 2.500
5th  € 1.000  € 1.000
6th  € 800  € 800
7th  € 500  € 500
8th  € 400  € 400
9th  € 200  € 200
10th  € 100  € 100
Total  € 33.000  € 33.000

Czech Athletes Division Bonus*
Men  Women
1st   15.000 Kč  15.000 Kč
2nd  10.000 Kč  7.000 Kč
3rd  6.000 Kč  4.000 Kč
4th  2.000 Kč  2.000 Kč
5th  1.000 Kč  1.000 Kč
Total  34.000 Kč  29.000 Kč

Czech Athletes Division Bonus  will not apply for times above 2h40´00”  (Men category) and 3h10´00”  (Women category)

Event Record Bonus*
Men’s Event Record  € 10.000  Women’s Event Record  € 10.000
(2h05´39” – E.Kiptanui, KEN, 2010)  (2h22’34” – L.Cheromei, KEN, 2011)
Men’s World Record  € 100.000  Women’s World Record  € 100.000

The Record Bonus will be awarded only to the winner of the respective race, if sub time. The Record Bonus will be
awarded only if sub previous one.

Time Incentive Bonuses*
Note: Only the top three men and women will be eligible for time incentive bonuses
Men  Women  Euro
sub 2:05:00  sub 2:21:00  50.000  for winner only; if not sub WR
sub 2:06:00  sub 2:22:00  40.000  one runner only
sub 2:07:00  sub 2:24:00  30.000  two runners maximum
sub 2:08:00  sub 2:26:00  10.000  two runners maximum
sub 2:09:00  sub 2:27:00  5.000  three runners maximum
sub 2:10:00  sub 2:28:00  2.000  three runners maximum

Veteran-Division Bonus*
2 free entries in RunCzech 2013/2014
Men:   M40/M45/M50/M55/M60/M65
Women:  W35/W40/W45/W50/W55/W60
Veteran-Division Bonus will be awarded to the first in
the respective category (listed above). Winner is
eligible to start for free in two individual events of series in 2013  or 2014  (with open
registration) of his/her choice upon written request.

Course Records

Men: Eliud Kiptanui (KEN) 2:05:39 (2010)
Women: Lydia Cheromei (KEN) 2:22:34 (2011)

T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

  • All registered participants will receive a T-shirt
  • All finishers of the race will get finisher medals
  • Race diploma and score sheet can be obtained online

Race Day Weather

Average temperature on the day of the race: 15.6 °C

Results & Past Winners

Results of past runs for all runners are available at our Volkswagen Prague Marathon Results page.

Race Date

May 10, 2014

Event Type

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Race Website


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Race Registration

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Course / Route Map

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Race Profile / Elevation Map

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Race Tags

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Time Limits & Cutoffs

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Course Records

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Prize Money & Awards

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T-Shirts, Medals, Certificates

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Water Stops & Refreshments

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{ 1 comment… read it below or add one }

Vera Thornton May 15, 2013 at 1:41 am

When does the registration open for 2014?
Thank you!


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