Spring Half Marathon

SPORTISIMO PRAGUE HALF MARATHON

Prague, Czech Republic

Saturday, March 28, 2020

We are so excited to announce that the 2020 WRW half marathon will be in Prague!

Prague, capital city of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it is a magical city of bridges; cathedrals; a real, live castle; extravagant, fairy-tale architecture; memorable classical music; and the best beer in Europe! 

The race plays host to over 10,000 runners, attracting a wide range of participants from elite runners to Czech school children. The course is flat and fast. It begins and ends at Jana Palacha Square and criss-crosses over and around the river making for a scenic run. There is a 3-hour cut off, which we feel very confident that all our runners will be able to meet. 

Every year we have many new WRW members, so a word about how the annual trip works.  First of all, the half marathon trip is for WRW runners only.  No husbands, no partners, no kids, no non-runners.  This weekend is all about you and the women in the running group.  If you’d like to talk about this, just let one of us know!  Second, for the most part, the entire trip is planned for you. There are a few things you will need to do to make your travel plans, but we’ll let you know as the time comes for those items.  The most important thing throughout is simply to keep running!  

General Plan for the Weekend**Please note- this year’s race is on Saturday morning. This differs from past years. Our race weekend this year will run from Thursday- Sunday**
Thursday, March 26th – Arrive and check into the hotel. Visit the race expo to pick up race number. Group dinner at a local restaurant.Friday, March 27th – Enjoy Prague. Optional tours will be organized to sign up for at an additional cost. Option to attend race expo. Group carbo load dinner at a local restaurant.Saturday, March 28th – THE RACE followed by gala celebration dinner at the hotel!Sunday,  March 29th- Return to London

Looking ahead to the overall cost of the weekend, hotel rooms are approximately £125-£140 per night (double or single) +15% VAT, including breakfast. Dinner costs should be in the range of £40 – £70 per night.  Please note that these costs are not finalized and could change, but not significantly. Also note, that prices are converted from Czech Koruna, so fluctuations in the pound could affect them.

Travel plans

Flights:  We’ll fly to Prague. It is a 30-minute taxi ride into the city. 

Hotel:  We are reserving a block of rooms at a hotel in central Prague and will send details of how to book in the next travel email.

Race registration: Please wait to register for the race. We hope to have a group code to include with your registration.

What to do now

The most important thing to do is to keep running!  

If you are ready to commit, you should now book your flights. There are many flight options. Please be aware that when people start booking flights the prices will go up, so book early. Below is a list of flights in and out of Prague. Feel free to book one of these or find another flight that works for you.