Volkswagen Prague Marathon Returns to the Czech Capital this Sunday, May 6

via Volkswagen Prague Marathon
via Volkswagen Prague Marathon

Marathon runners will fill the streets of Prague on Sunday during the 2018 edition of the Prague Marathon, oft cited as one of the most beautiful marathon courses in the world.


Founded in 1995, Prague Marathon has become one of the running world’s major international events over the past 20+ years, being awarded IAAF Gold Label status.

Bringing thousands of runners from across the world to Prague for the event, the Prague Marathon is considered one of the most international marathons in the world, with roughly two-third of its runners coming from 55 countries outside of the Czech Republic

This year’s Prague Marathon will take place on Sunday, May 6 from 9:00 in the morning, and wrap up after 15:00.

The 26-mile, 42-kilometer marathon will begin and end in Prague’s Old Town Square, and take runners across Charles Bridge and throughout historic areas of the city including Old Town, Malá Strana, Holešovice, Karlín, and other areas along the Vltava River.

Major traffic restrictions will be in place throughout the event with numerous streets throughout the center of the Czech capital closed to automotive traffic for much of the day. Parking on streets along the main marathon route will be prohibited from Saturday, May 5.

Even pedestrians may want to seek alternative routes if travelling through central Prague.

According to Prague’s public transport authority DPP, the Marathon will affect traffic in Prague districts 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, and 8. The company recommends travelling underground by metro when/if possible.

More info can be found at the official website of the Volkswagen Prague Marathon.

Video from last year’s Volkswagen Prague Marathon:

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The versatile Danny Lee has been living in Prague and writing about the Czech capital for the past 15 years. You've probably read his work in the past without even knowing it.
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