As you know, the 2019 Volkswagen Prague Marathon will be a special event.
May 5, 2019, is the 25th year since the Prague Marathon was founded in 1995. The Czech Road Run Alliance RunCzech will seize this valuable opportunity to closely integrate the event with the Czech historical and cultural heritage. It is an excellent opportunity for international runners to experience and understand Czech history in the Czech Republic.
In addition to the Czech marathon hero Amir Zatopek, who includes the Olympic Games 5,000 meters, 10,000 meters and marathon world champions, this year's Prague Marathon will be closely linked to another Czech legend. Surprisingly, he is not a runner, but a famous Czech music composer, Bed Ichi Smetana. His masterpiece Moldo ("vltava" in Czech) makes people feel the flowing Vltava. The river was originally two small springs in the bohemian forest, which later merged into a large river that flows through the Czech countryside and into Prague. Smetana painted the whole process and rendered a vivid picture. Moldo is a devout patriotic work that shows Smetana's love for the motherland in music. The second movement, my country, premiered in Prague on November 5, 1882.
2016 RunCzech Marathon Medals
2018 Prague Marathon Medals
A tradition of the Prague Marathon, Runczech Czech Road runs all the events (even in Italy) with Smetana - my motherland's second Vltava Symphony as the opening music, thousands of Millions of runners merged into a raging river and rushed out of the starting point.
This year, as we celebrate the 195th anniversary of the birth of Smetana, we will remember his outstanding achievements in all RunCzech events in 2019. The main part of the medal is the musical symbol of Moldo. If you want to know what the 25th Volkswagen Prague Marathon medal looks like, you can take a look at its 3D model.
In addition to a unique finish medal, each runner will receive a special gift - a 25th anniversary running jacket. So, every time you wear it on foot, you will remember every wonderful moment of the 2019 Prague Marathon. You rush to the finish line and finish the 2019 Prague Marathon. A volunteer will hang a medal on your neck.
This jacket is not for sale and there is no place to buy it. Please remember to pick up your commemorative jacket with your entry number.