RunCzech is Back – Announces the official Prague racing calendar for 2022
Today a calendar of the three most anticipated sporting events opens for all running enthusiasts: the traditional Prague Half Marathon, the classic Volkswagen Prague Marathon with a family run dm and the Birell Prague Grand Prix.
All the races mentioned above will take place on the traditional dates, namely April 2, May 8 and September 3, 2022.
“We are confident that there will be no complications from covid, and that blockades and restrictions on sports will not take place, as we adhere to basic anti-epidemic measures,” said Carlo Capalbo , president of the organizing committee of Run czech.
So, after months of uncertainty and the cancellation of past races, the 2022 program will unfold in its entirety. A total of 39,000 runners will take part in the three races mentioned above.
In the coming days, all pre-registered runners from previously canceled races will be contacted by email to confirm their registrations for the individual races taking place next year. They have to decide if they intend to participate.
“There is traditionally a great interest in participating in the Prague races, among Czech and foreign runners. Therefore, we need to know as soon as possible if any of the already pre-registered runners have changed their minds, only then can we reopen the registrations for the rest of the racing world ”, adds Carlo Capalbo.
For more than a quarter of a century, the beautiful landscapes of Prague have served as the backdrop to one of the most prestigious long-distance races in the world. Besides the runners and their companions, thousands of sports tourists will come to Prague for these events.
The races are traditionally broadcast in dozens of countries around the world, and it’s a great way to promote the Czech capital.
“Previous covid disruptions to city races have severely affected not only the organizers but also the business community which benefits both from the crowds of people and the races attract. So we can’t wait to see the streets of Prague filled with thousands of active people, especially after this long break, ”said Vít Šimral, Prague Sports Councilor.
Urban races are also traditionally supported by the Czech Athletics Association (ČAS). “Sport and running, in particular, are extremely important for human health and our immunity. Therefore, we are very happy that means have been found to safely organize large running events despite the ever-present waves of the pandemic, ”explains Libor Varhaník, President of ČAS.
RunCzech races are traditionally linked to charitable causes. And this year is no exception. When registering, competitors can easily contribute to one of the listed charities, for example, planting other trees in the so-called Marathon Alley, or supporting for example the Salvation Army or Light for the World .
The April half-marathon in Prague is also part of the European SuperHalfs running project, the start of this series has been postponed until 2022 due to the pandemic.
Besides Prague, the cities of Lisbon, Copenhagen, Cardiff and Valencia are also participating in the SuperHalfs project.
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