Šumava 2018

VENUE:Železná Ruda - Špičák, in the area around the OREA Hotel Špičák *** GPS 49.1703114N, 13.2356892E

Šumava 2018

The first race of year 2018 will be a real "mountain" run.

The objective of our race series is to offer the chance to try a variety of courses and we select routes with this objective in mind.  Many of you told us that you wanted a course that was a little more challenging and with more terrain running.  Šumava is the perfect choice for you.

With an elevation of around 700 meters, this race is the hilliest of the series.  On this course, you will spend very little time running on asphalt and a maximum of terrain running. If you have any energy left over, you can enjoy gorgeous views from the course and the beauty of Šumava.

Don’t despair if you are just starting your running season and if you think a half marathon would be too much. We have also prepared a shorter race with a length of around 11 kilometres.  The two races are scheduled to start separately, which means that you can encourage your friend or partner (or swap baby-sitting duties).

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Entry fees: 

Half marathon (21km) - 450 CZK
10km race - 100 CZK
Children's race - FREE
The fee covers race organisation and refreshments on the course and at the finish


May 19, 2017 9:00 - 11:30 a.m.


10 km race - 10:00
Half marathon (21 km) - 12:00
Children's race - 15:00 (will be run if there is sufficient interest)

Time limit: 

10 km race - 2 hours
Half marathon (21 km) - 3.5 hours

Competition categories: 

10 km race - M (Male) and F (Female)
Half marathon (21km) - M (Male) and F (Female)
Children's race categories will be based on registered participants

Announcement of the winners: 

Certificates and prizes will be prepared for the first three men and women in each of the 10 km and half marathon (21 km) races. The announcement is expected to be made at 14:45.

Terms and conditions: 

Binding rules and conditions of the race.  You agree:

  1. You will follow the instructions of the organisers.
  2. The organisers ask you to respect the general principles of behaviour in a natural environment.
  3. You confirm that you are aware of the risks of damage and/or injury to health arising from participation in the race.
  4. The organisers are not liable for any personal injury, property damage or other harm arising from participation in or watching the races.
  5. You declare that you are participating the race voluntarily.
  6. You confirm that you are participating in the race at your own risk and peril, and that you are exclusively responsible for your physical readiness and capability.
  7. You must meet the conditions of good health and must not show signs of intoxication or the use of narcotics.
  8. The organisers reserve the right to either refuse permission to start and/or exclude from the race, any persons who show signs of serious fatigue or exhaustion or signs of the use of alcohol or narcotics.
  9. You are required to be covered by valid health insurance for the duration of the race including coverage for emergency services and hospitalisation.
  10. The organisers do not provide the participants with insurance (health, accident, liability, etc.). If you need insurance of any kind, it is your responsibility to arrange this yourself including in particular, health insurance and cover for any treatment / hospitalization. You are responsible to any costs associated with this insurance.
  11. The organisers reserve the right to make changes in the program, the offer, and these terms and conditions without prior notice.
  12. Only properly registered competitors may take part in the races.
  13. You are personally responsible for your decisions about your physical condition and your ability to complete the distance.
  14. Participants who are minors but who have attained the age of at least 16 years on race day may participate in the races, but must submit a parental consent before doing so.
  15. You must arrive in the start area at least 15 minites before the start of the race.
  16. Prior qualification or completion of previous races in the series are not prerequisites to participation in these races.
  17. You agree to follow the designated route race
  18. The race will normally take place regardless of weather conditions. However, in the event of extreme conditions (extreme heat, cold, storms, etc.), the organisers are entitled to postpone the race start or cancel the race depending on the situation at that time.
  19. The organisers reserve the right to intervene in individual races or vary the offer based on the situation and the requirements of the CHKO, NP, Czech Forest and other course landowners up to 14 days before the start of a race. The start and finish will not be changed. In the event of any change of route, the organisers will attempt to preserve the approximate length and difficulty of the course.
  20. All video and audio recordings made of participants during the race may be used by the organiser for promotional purposes or for promoting the organisers’ partners without any right of participants to any compensation.
  21. None of the organisers' decisions are subject to judicial review.
  22. Finishing order is determined according to the order at the finish line, i.e. based on official times.
  23. The time limit for completing the race is 3.5 hours for the main race and 2 hours for the half race.
  24. Children can register for the Children's race only in the presence of an accompanying adult.


  1. You can register through the online registration form on the organisers’ website or directly at the race venue at the times set out in the race regulations.
  2. The organisers reserve the right to suspend or close registrations without notice.
  3. Your registration is valid only after payment has been received, either by pre-payment to the organisers’ bank account or by cash or credit card.
  4. In exceptional cases, entry fees that have been paid can be transferred to another person or to another race of Mountain Half Marathon (but no later than one year after payment). You must notify the organisers of any such transfer no later than three days before the event.
  5. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the race due to unforeseen events. If you have already paid your entry fee, it will be fully refunded within three weeks of the cancelation of the race.  The refund will be made by bank transfer to the account from which the fee was paid.

Your Rights as a Participant in the Series:

  1. You have the right to use the refreshment stations during the race to regain energy (food and drink) and if necessary to use first aid kits located at the race start and finish
  2. If you finish on the podium, you have the right to receive the relevant prize
  3. You have the right to protest – in any category or in the race
  4. Any such protest must be in writing and delivered personally to the Race Director before the official end of the race. Any protest lodged after the official end of the race will be disregarded.
  5. The protest fee is 500 CZK and is non-refundable. (The fee is payable in cash to the Race Director at the time the protest is lodged).

Rules for Running with Dogs:

  1. Only dogs older than 12 months may participate in the race.
  2. Only healthy dogs may start. Do not forget to bring your dog’s vaccination certificate with a valid vaccination against rabies.
  3. The dog must complete the race in a harness and must be connected at all times to your belt via a spring-loaded leash.
  4. Any aggressive behaviour by your dog on the track or at the start is unacceptable, and is punishable by disqualification
  5. Harsh or aggressive behaviour towards dogs is also punishable by disqualification.
  6. You participate at your own risk and are responsible for damage caused by you or your dog.
  7. Only one dog can participate per runner.