Bawag Bank Grand Prix – next run in Prague

Map of Prague run Bawag Bank Grand Prix Do you love running? Do you love Prague? Connect those two together and join the 11th international Prague Grand Prix on 10th September 2006!

The Bawag Bank Grand Prix is a part of bigger running series, which includes also Prague International Marathon and 1/2 Marathon. The run itself, for the 4th time this year, is opened to the wide public, not to professional runners only. There are two separate events – 10 km Metro men’s run and 5 km Adidas women’s run. These two are followed by 10 km Hilton Barman run and 10 km Embassy Championship.

Let us focus on the Adidas and Metro run, which are being favoured more and more each year. Start and finish are the same for both – the centre of Prague, namely Staromestske namesti -Old Town Square. The only difference is that women turn back earlier than men do (for further info see the enclosed map). The women’s run starts on 10th of September at 10:30 a.m., men set off hour and a half later.

Where to sign in? The less complicated way to do so is to come right to the Marathon expo at Wenceslas Square. It will be opened from 6th -9th September, each day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (on 9th September even to 10 p.m.!). Of course, you can also email (marathon@pim.cz), fax (224 923 355) or snail mail (Zahoranskeho 3, 120 00 Praha 2) the registration form (attached). This may, however, take quite a long time (especially by the snail mail).

The registration fee is 300 CZK / 10 Euro. It can either be paid cash in the Marathon expo (definitely the best variant), by your credit card or via transfer from your bank account.
Account number if you pay in CZK: 4219500008, bank code: 0400
Account number for payment in Euros: 4219500040, bank code: 0400
Bank code for payment from abroad (SWIFT): ZIBACZPP
If you pay in Euros, the IBAN must be included: CZ57 0400 0000 0042 1950 0040
What does the registration fee include? A starting fees, of course; a backpack and a T-shirt from the partners of the PIM; refreshment during and after the run; free massages and, in case you finish the run, a medal!

You can pick up your packsack with everything essential (a T-shirt, your start number and a chip) in the Marathon expo from 6th to 9th September; 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and on the 10th September from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.

Are there any special premises to be satisfied? Not really. As previously mentioned, the Grand Prix is opened to the wide public. Therefore, all you have to do to be able to compete with world-known athletes is to be 15 years +.

If you are a sporty soul do not hesitate to join in. Or, in case you do not feel like running, just come to take in the special atmosphere and enjoy the programme prepared for passers-by (e.g. the music festival).

Aug 29, 17:00 (Filed under: Sport in Prague, Advice )

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