Prague Half Marathon 2012

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02/11/2011 at 20:46

I am hoping to enter the Prague Half Marathon in March 2012. I have not entered a race abroad and wondered how easy it is.

I see that there are some companies that do the whole package but having been to Prague before I would imagine I could do it myself a fair bit cheaper.

My only concern is the collection of race number/ timing chip etc and the usual stress surrounding that.

Anyone out there who has done this race before ?

Can anyone help ?

Thanks

02/11/2011 at 22:09

Hi Baz,

I did the half in 2009 and 2010 (was living there at the time). Its a great race and Id definitely encourage people to do it. The course takes you right through the city centre but mercifully avoids the hills!

If you've been to Prague before then you definitely wont need a package. The expo tent was right in the centre of town, just off Old Town square. I found the organisation to be excellent, cant imagine there will be any problems getting your number/chip.

The support is great, cant remember too many quiet parts along the route.

Oh as a side note the t-shirts are excellent!! Im still wearing them a couple of times a week when training!

So all in all I say go for it, should be a great experience.

Feel free to message me if you've any other questions!

02/11/2011 at 22:51
Hi, I did this race this year,very well organised as said and the collection of chip and goody bag went like clockwork.The t-shirt is first class and overall a great race to take part in.
Dave
03/11/2011 at 20:59

Karen

many thanks with the swift response. Will definately be going now thanks to you. Will be in touch if I need to know anymore - however you appear to have covered it all.

Dave

thanks to you too - sounds like the T-shirt is a must as well

05/11/2011 at 17:05

Hi Baz,

I did this race this year aand the organisation was fantastis...no problem with picking up race number etc ...We arrived on the Friday and picked up form the Expo on that afternoon. We arranged our flights ourselves and our own accomodation.

|Its a great race and as others said the goody bag is second to none..fantastic...

Franny

06/11/2011 at 18:55

Hi Franny,

many thanks.

As a result of the above comments I've now booked the  flights/ hotel and the race (even the T-shirt !) - now cant wait.

Thanks again

Baz

07/11/2011 at 12:24

Baz,

You will enjoy it so much.......send me  PM and i can give you some tips about the start etc...that i would have appreciated this year.....

30/11/2011 at 15:16
Hi, very tempted by this myself...just concerned that its only 6 days after the wilmslow half, and takes me a few days to recover.

Anyway just got a few questions...

How many run?
Do entries normally close early?
What time on the Saturday is the run?
Also can you pick up chip etc on the day of the race (if I arrive late the night before?)


Thanks all in advance.
30/11/2011 at 20:00

Snake-hips,

I wanted to do the Wilmslow half next year as I ran it this year and loved it. However fancied going abroad and the Prague half sounds brilliant.

Was put off doing both races, more by the distance in travelling in a week than the races being a week apart.

So thanks to all those who replied on this forum I've booked the race, the flights and hotel. 

In answer to your questions

1. Reading the web site, last year 9,614 ran.

2. If you enter by midnight tonight 30/11/2011 entry costs 30 Euros, after that it is 50 Euros.

3. Start time is mid-day.

4. Not sure on this one. FrannyT has given me some useful advice re this race as she's run it twice before. She will know the answer to this.

Hope this helps

lbd
17/12/2011 at 14:53

Click on the Expo link and it tells you all about how to collect numbers, etc. IIRC you can collect on Thurs or Fri as well as Sat am, the morning of the race.

The exhibition tent in the centre of Prague near the start area will serve as a registration and information point where runners can pick up their start numbers, chips and start bags

19/01/2012 at 11:15
Have just seen this thread and it's made me very excited! I registered for this a while ago and started training last week. It's my second half and first abroad. Been to Prague before so thought it would be a good call and from what everyone's been saying it seems great! Didn't register for a t-shirt but will get one the day of. And I haven't booked my flights yet....prices keep going up so really should do that. But glad to know there are a few of us travelling!
05/02/2012 at 21:41
hey guys! please do comment after the race! planning to run the full in May, so any information is welcome. Where did you book the hotel? and what about the flights? have never been to Prague before but have heard it is a fantastic city. Waiting for May
17/02/2012 at 22:31
I just booked my flights today and really wish I'd booked them earlier as the prices really went up esp around the immediate race day. Flying with BA as a bit of a treat Getting excited now as the miles get harder!
20/02/2012 at 13:44

I'm all set too.  Going from Wednesday to the Sunday.

Prague has always been on my list of places to visit so what better way to see it! 

24/02/2012 at 13:32
this will be my 3rd consecutive year running Prague & have the added challenge of Bratislava the following day.  Prague is a fantastic run and extremely well organised with the added bonus of being a lunchtime start rather than early morning.
09/03/2012 at 11:08

I am going to be in Prague the weekend of the half marathon and would love to run it but the entries are full!  Does anyone know how to get a late entry? or what the chances are of being able to run if you arrive on the day?

thanks! 

22/03/2012 at 11:06
How is everyone set for it?! I'm worried about the weather being really warm. I did the run to the beat last September and it was a scorcher! Getting nervous excited though!

@CazW I don't know about late entries, maybe phone them or email them and see? Hopefully you'll get in!
22/03/2012 at 13:41

I'm really looking forward to it too .  I ran the Berlin marathon last year with the temperature nudging towards the mid-seventies and was worried how that would affect me but I just drank a bit more and wore a hat and didn't think anything else of it.  I still blame the weather though for missing out on a PB by just over a minute!

26/03/2012 at 20:57
Has anyone seen the weather lately?! It's supposed to rain now...think I'm going to bring over different weather options just in case now! Getting nervous and excited! Taking multivitamins so I don't get a cold last minute now :/

Plus I'm in the F section, where is everyone else?
lbd
26/03/2012 at 22:01
Aine - How do you know what section you are in? I haven't had any communication in weeks, been relying on the website to keep me up to date.
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