Monday, May 12, 2014

Prague international marathon

Private guide in Prague

I love to run. I do it because it is healthy and makes me feel happier, scientist says that it helps to produce the hormone of the happiness, and it seems is really true. Do you agree with me? Lovers of running can have a big moment in Prague, testing their passion, resistence, speedy and sharing all of this with other runners coming from many different countries. So, don´t miss the Prague Intenational Marathon! 


"We wanted to create a traditional city marathon on par with those in New York, Berlin or London. In addition to the full marathon, we wanted to promote a healthy and active lifestyle among people of all ages, interests and occupations. We have prepared a number of non-competitive short-distance runs for those who are not yet ready to run the marathon or the half marathon," said Carlo Capalbo, president of PIM.

The Prague International Marathon originated in 1995 and has been on a fast track to international acclaim since then. The marathon founders including C. Capalbo had no idea how successful the first edition would be. 958 runners flooded the streets of Prague in June 1995 and the number grew to over 4,000 ten years later. Another 10,000 people took part in the short-distance non-competitive runs at this time as well.

Marathon runners around the world associate the race specifically with its visually stunning course. The PIM ranks among the ten greatest marathons in the world in the book entitled The Greatest Marathons in History by Italian authors Fausto Narducci, Roberto Quercetani and Massimo Magnani.

Four years after the foundation of the Prague International Marathon, the organizers decided to introduce a half marathon for Prague runners. The Marathon is becoming the most popular event of the PIM Running series. Every year thousands of runners take part in this demanding and fast paced race. They take in the beautiful scenery while preparing for the start on the Charles Bridge. A number of running magazines from around the world included the Hervis Prague Half Marathon among the top ten or even top five half marathons in the world!

PIM has been expanding and introducing new races such as the September Grand Prix, In-line races, the Junior Marathon (all since 1997), Marathon Music Festival (since 1999), and the musical the accompaniments at all PIM events.

In 2012 we launched the running series for every, comprising three races held in Prague (marathon, 1/2marathon, Grand Prix) and three 1/2marathons taking place in České Budějovice, Olomouc and Ústí nad Labem. In total, all of these races drew in 34 346 participants in terms of the competing races.  Planned for 2013, we have another 1/2marathon to add to the circuit in Karlovy Vary and hope to be able to get races up and running in additional cities during the next few years. One feature of the running series is the running ranking chart which classifies runners.¨

Volkswagen Marathon Weekend 2016

May 8, 2016 | Prague

Celebrating its 21st anniversary, the Volkswagen Prague Marathon proudly bears the IAAF Gold Road Race Label and is considered one of the most beautiful and international marathons in the world with over 10 000 runners from 91 countries.
Start your way in the Old Town Square, leaving behind the famous AstronomicalClock and wander through the narrow streets down to the Vltava River, where you cross the Charles Bridge – arguably the most beautiful Gothic bridge in the World. Goose bumps guaranteed!

21st 1995 -2016
  • The most prestigious marathon in Central Europe
  • Gold quality mark IAAF
  • Fast track ,record 2:05:39

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Visit Prague after or before your race run with private guide

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