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Volkswagen Prague Marathon 2019


Information for runners

Start: 9:00 am Sunday, May 5th, 2019 | Old Town Square

Course map 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 Marathon Expo at Vystaviste Holesovice. Opening hours and 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 7 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 Volkswagen Prague Marathon 2019:

7:30 Opening of technical area / Opening of bag deposit in Technical Area

8:15 Opening of start corridors

9:00 Start of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon (individuals, teams, 2Run)

17:00 Closing of technical area

How to get to start? 

Please use the metro on the race day when travelling to and from the start area (stations Můstek line A and B or Muzeum line B and C). Public transport is on Saturday May 4th, from 11 am till 9 pm and Sunday May 5th, from 7 am till 6 pm free for each runner, who has a starting number in his hands or starting number in RunCzech App with ID card.

Cars should be parked at P + R car parks. More information find on official website of Prague public transport.

Technical Area

Placed on Wenceslas Square. Entry is possible only with a start number. Open from 7:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. There are toilets, changing rooms, bag deposit, massages and after the race medal engraving.

Start corridor

Corridors are open from 8:15 a.m. Your corridor is according to “group” on your start number. Entrance to the corridors from technical area. Entrance only for runners.

Bag Deposit

Open from 7:30 a.m. until 4:30 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 25×45×70 cm.


Are clearly visible according to times: 3:15 | 3:30 | 3:45 | 4:00 | 4:15 | 4:30 | 5:00. You can find them in each corridor.

Information for category 2Run

The first member starts together with other categories of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon at 9:00 from the Old Town Square - group D. The relay baton receives the first member in his/her envelope, and the relay baton is handed over by the members at the handover point.

Transport to transfer points

By bus - departure from the car park at the Muzeum metro station (opposite the new National Museum building), departure at 9:00, 9:15, 9:30 and 9:45. It is possible to use the transport back from changing point at 11:00, 11:45 and 12:15. Come in time.

Marathon Mass

The marathon mass will be served in the church sv. Kříže (Nové Město, Na příkopě 856/16) on Sunday 5 May at 7:30 am.

Refreshment Points

Will be located at the 6,3 | 10,4 | 15,9 | 21 | 26,2 | 30,5 | 35,5 | 39,7 km marks. Mattoni water / Gatorade isotonic drink/ Fruit from Kaufland.

Refreshing / Sponge Points

Will be located at the 8,6 | 13,6 | 18,1 | 23,7 | 29 | 32,8 | 37,8 km marks Mattoni water and water sponges.


Are placed at every refreshment point, technical area, 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 35 medical points, 4 mobile AED and 11 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.

After the race

Finish Phorographs

Order your photographs online. Available approximately 3 days after the race at www.marathon-photos.com. Better sale if offered  before 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