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.
Men: 9.00 am
Women: 9.00 am
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 & Cutoffs
- The marathon has a time limit of 7 hours.
- The race will be timed using timing chips.
Men: Eliud Kiptanui (KEN) 2:05:39 (2010)
Women: Lydia Cheromei (KEN) 2:22:34 (2011)
Prize Money & Awards
Prize Money (Men & Women): 1st – € 15.000, 2nd – € 7.500, 3rd – € 5.000
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
Water Stops & Refreshments
- There are refreshment points at every 2.5km and at the finish.
Expected Race Day Weather
- Temperature: 6° F to 17°F
- Precipitation: 70 %