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Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon 2019

Information for runners

Start: Saturday  June 1, 2019, 19:00 | Přemysla Otakara II. square

Race course

Before the race

RunCzech app

Download mobile RunCzech App, where you can find all information about the race and programme of Running Expo. It makes it easier to pick-up your start number, too. You can find there all the special offers of our partners in virtual goodie bag, or even use it as your public transport ticket during race day.. Your friends, family and colleagues can follow you during the whole race thanks to live tracking function.

Start number

Collection is possible at Running Expo. Start number collection for categories Individual, Relay, 2run is possible also during one-day EXPO in Running Mall Prague, more info here

Start number

Collection is possible at Running Expo takes place on the ground floor of the new IGY center.  Start number collection for categories Individual, Relay, 2run is possible also during one-day EXPO in Running Mall Prague, more info here

General rules

It is strictly forbidden to use roller-skates, bicycles or other means of transport, or to go on the course with a child’s pram, run with dogs or carry children. Participation in the race is at participants’ own risk. For more information go here.

Time limit

Time limit is 3 hours since the start of the race. The limit time is listed for each kilometer in the map of the race. All runners behind this time must leave from the course and end their participation in the race for safety reasons.

Chip and Timekeeping

Timekeeping will be tracked through chips, which will be attached to the back of the start number, and which must not be removed at any time during the race. Remember – NO CHIP = NO TIME! Your start number must be fixed visibly on your chest. Safety-pins will be included in the envelope containing your start number. Chips are disposable. In a team and 2Run race are runners results summed into a team result.

Race day

Time schedule Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon 2019

Friday May 31, 2019

  • 11 am - 6 pm - Running Expo České Budějovice
  • 5 pm - Pre-race Run

Saturday June 1, 2019

  • 9 am - 4 pm - Running Expo České Budějovice
  • 12 am - Začátek doprovodného programu
  • 5 pm - Start of dm family run
  • 5 pm - Opening of Technical Area
  • 7 pm - Start: Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon, Relay Half Marathon, 2Run
  • 8:30 pm - After-race party + ceremony (9pm) for winners of 2Run, relay, Rectors Cup, king a queen of region

How to get the start? 

The start of all races is on the Přemysl Otakar II. Square, in the city center, easily accessible by foot. Public transport (on the race day, your starting number is your ticket for the public transports from 2 p.m. to 12 p.m.).

Technical area

Placed on Přemysl Otakar II. Square. Open from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m. There are toilets, changing rooms, bag deposit, massages (Emspoma by Jutta), shower, taping and after the race medal engraving. Entry only with a start number of Half Marathon, Relay or 2Run.

Bag deposit

Open from 5 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Hand over your belongings to a volunteer standing at the appropriate box corresponding to the last two digits of your bib number. Maximum accepted size of bags 25×35×50 cm. We recommend to use the official race sack which you received in the Expo.

Start corridor

The starting gate is on the Přemysl Otakar II Square. It opens at 6:30pm. Only runners with their start numbers will be allowed access to the corridors.


Are clearly visible according to times: 1:30 | 1:40 | 1:50 2:00 | 2:10 | 2:30. The pacemakers will be standing in the appropriate corridors according to times.

Refreshment Points

Will be located at the 5 | 10,5 | 15,5 km marks and at the finish on both sides. Mattoni water / Gatorade isotonic drink/ Fruit from Kaufland.

Refreshing / Sponge Points

Will be located at the 7,5 | 12,5 | 18 km. Mattoni water and water sponges.


Are placed at every refreshment point, technical area and at the start and finish.

Medical Service

Will be available at the start, the finish, technical area and along the course. If you need to call an ambulance, ask a volunteer or call the emergency services on number 155 and tell them your starting number. If you are not feeling well or have recently been ill it’s best to not take part in the race.

There will be more than 13 medical points marked with banners and flags of Aid Station, 4 mobile teams with AED and ambulance points along the course.

On the back of your number fill in all important information about your state of health for the case of medical assistance.

Information for Relay Teams & 2Run

The relay race and the race 2Run start at the same time as the runners in the main race, i.e. at 7:00 pm. The start is on the Přemysl Otakar II. square.

The first relay member finds relay baton in his/her envelope.

1st Member of the Relay Team - a special corridor towards the front of the line-up area on the nábřeží Osvobození, indicated with the letter “D”

2nd – 4th Members of the Relay Team - line up in the prepared corridor at the appropriate changeover points.

Changeover Points

Relay Half Marathon

  1. Changeover (5 km) – on the Husova třída
  2. Changeover (10 km) – Vodní street
  3. Changeover (15 km) – Nádražní Street

Changeover point for 2Run

Changeover 10. Km – Vodní street



Wait for your team-mate (A) in the corridor at the changeover in front of the carpet that measures your time. As soon as you (B) see your team-mate, run together towards the carpet. BOTH OF YOU (A+B) MUST RUN OVER THE TIMEKEEPING CARPET AT THE SAME TIME. This carpet is laid on the ground and is black. The incoming runner (A) finishes in the area beyond the carpet, you continue on to the next changeover or to the finish line.

Transport to the Changeover Points

Walking or by bus. At the 10km and 15 km there are two buses departing from the F. A. Gerstner street, bus station U Zimního stadionu at 6:30 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. The first bus from 10 km goes back at 8:30 p.m., another one from 15 km at 9 p.m.

After the race 

Finish Photographs

You will be notified about your finish photos by email within 3 days after the race.

Result service

Results will be published after the race as soon as possible. For the standing is determining the official time, count since starting shot. You can contact us if there is some mistake in your result within 5 working days after the race.

After-race Party

Meet runners and enjoy little refreshment at our After - race party. You can also expect a litlle ceremony for winners of relay, 2Run and Rectors Cup. 

Official partners

  • Generali
  • dm
  • Unicredit bank
  • Gatorade
  • Hilton Hotels in Prague
  • České Dráhy
  • Turkish Airlines
  • Prague Airport

Official media partners

  • Česká televize
  • Seznam.cz
  • Radiožurnál
  • Forbes
  • Hospodářské noviny
  • Reportér
  • Deník

Media partners

  • Běhej srdcem
  • Run magazine
  • Railreklam
  • Praha TV
  • Český rozhlas Junior
  • Behej.com
  • Impact Digital Media


  • Barilla
  • Czech Airlines
  • Hansgrohe
  • Lavazza
  • Ajeto
  • Johnny Servis
  • Komwag
  • FG Forrest
  • Čechymen
  • DPP
  • IDC-softwarehouse
  • Palestra
  • Italsko-česká obchodní komora
  • Záchraná služba
  • Výstaviště Praha
  • Incheba
  • Národní muzeum
  • Spolchemie
  • Active Times

Regional partners


  • European Athl
  • Praha
  • CzechTourism
  • MSMT
  • ČAS
  • Evropská komise
  • AIMS


  • Praha 1
  • Praha 2
  • Praha 4
  • Praha 5
  • Praha 7
  • Praha 8
  • Pražské Jaro
  • Prague City Tourism
  • Karlova Univerzita
  • FTVS

Regionální partneři - Olomouc

  • dpmo
  • pevnost poznání
  • šantovka
  • AGEL
  • autocentrum OL
  • drapal
  • vystaviste OL
  • Omega
  • drbna OL
  • radio hana
  • radio cas
  • OL4you
  • NH olomouc

Regionální partneři - Ústí nad Labem

Regional partners - Liberec

  • Buffallo
  • Liberec město
  • Liberec kraj
  • AutoTrend
  • Nemocnice Liberec
  • Tulipán
  • Český rozhlas Liberec
  • Sport park Medical
  • Sport Park Liberec
  • nyc sport
  • ASP Group Liberec
  • Technická univerzita v Liberci
  • Technické muzeum Liberec
  • Forum Liberec
  • Grand hotel Imperiál
  • Ligranit
  • Liberecká drbna