Extended menu

Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon 2019


Information for runners

Start: Saturday 18 May 2019, 6:00 pm | nábřeží Osvobození

Race course 2019

Before the race

RunCzech app

Download mobile RunCzech App, where you can find all information about the race and programme of Marathon 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 in Hotel Thermal (here). 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 Karlovy Vary Half Marathon 2019

Friday 17 May 2019

  • 13:00 - 18:00 - Running Expo Karlovy Vary
  • 17:00 - Pre-race Run

Saturday 18 May 2019

  • 10:00 - 15:00 - Running Expo Karlovy Vary
  • 14:00 - Entertainment programme
  • 16:00 - Start of dm family run
  • 18:00 - Start: Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon, 2Run, Relay
  • 19:30 - Runners Party in Thermal hotel, Award ceremony (20.30), Relay, 2Run, VŠKV Rectors Cup, king and queen of the region

How to get the start? 

The start of all races is on the nábřeží Osvobození, in the city center, easily accessible by foot. Public transport (on the race day, your start number or start number on your mobile application with yourt ID card is your ticket for the public transports from 12 pm to 12 am) or see more at runczech.com/doprava

Technical area

Located on car park near Thermal Hotel, 100 meters from the starting point. Entry is possible only with start number. Open from 4 pm until 10 pm. There are toilets, changing rooms, bag deposit, massages and after the race medal engraving.

Start corridor

Corridors are open from 5:30 pm. Your corridor is according to “group” on your start number. Entrance only for runners.

Bag deposit

Open from 4:00 p.m. until 22:00 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 race official  sack which you received in Expo.


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 4,4 | 10,2 | 15,9 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 7,1 | 12,6 | 18,3 km. Mattoni water and water sponges.


Are placed at every refreshment point, technical area, near Divadelní náměstí 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 602 202 410 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 6:00 pm.

The start is on the nábřeží Osvobození.

Relay Baton

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

1st changeover 5. Km – near the Lázní I.;

2nd changeover 10. Km – at the street Plynárenská next to the meander of Ohře river;

3rd changeover 15. Km – near the hotel Pupp.

The changeover points are indicated on the map of the course in the previous section.

Changeover point for 2Run

Changeover 10. Km – at the street Plynárenská next to the meander of Ohře river.



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

On foot or by bus. From the 5th and 15th km there is a transfer by bus, which departs at 5:30 pm from the TRŽNICE station (str. Varšavská). The bus doesn’t wait here and doesn’t go back to the finish. Bus from the 10th  km goes from the TRŽNICE station at 5:45 pm. The bus comes back approximately at 7:30 pm.

You must run in the order that your names are listed on the application form.

Transport to the Changeover Points

On foot or by bus. From the 5th and 15th km there is a transfer by bus, which departs at 5:30 pm from the TRŽNICE station (str. Varšavská). The bus doesn’t wait here and doesn’t go back to the finish. Bus from the 10th  km goes from the TRŽNICE station at 5:45 pm. The bus comes back approximately at 7:30 pm.

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.

Please follow the instructions of the organizers and volunteers! Thank you. Good luck!


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