EuroHeroes is a new initiative of RunCzech (in cooperation with European Athletics) that aims to identify, develop, and promote local sporting heroes, and motivate the public to exercise. In 2018 we dedicated two of our World Athletics Gold Label races— the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon and the Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon—to promote European Athletics. The elite field of these two races were limited to European athletes, including Czech runners, of course. The events, it goes without saying, adhered strictly to the World Athletics Gold Label standards and EA standards.
After a successful launch at the Mattoni Karlovy Vary Half Marathon and the Mattoni České Budějovice Half Marathon in 2018, RunCzech has expanded its EuroHeroes project to another two World Athletics Gold Label half marathons, Mattoni Olomouc Half Marathon and Mattoni Ústí nad Labem Half Marathon.
EuroHeroes Challenge represents a special ranking system as a part of EuroHeroes series which will motivate the athletes to compete in all 4 races. The athletes will have the chance to achieve podium places on each race and participate on the final award ceremony of the Challenge and become the European hero.