35th Maratonstav Mountain Running Czech Cup 2020 and Mountain Running World Cup 2020 in Janské Lázně are CANCELED !!!!

The organizers of these events TJ MARATONSTAV ÚPICE are very disappointed. We responded to the „Force Majeure“ that affected the whole world.

We were preparing very carefully the jubilee year of this Mountain Running Cup. The plan was to meet all the organizers with thanks for 35 years of work in the organizing field in Hradec Kralove at the invitation of the Governor Jiří Štěpán and with Closing ceremony in Úpice.
In the last days before the start of the competition, after many inquiries from the organizers and competitors, we definitively canceled this year’s Cup and thus moved the competition to 2021. We did this after the approval and decision of most of the organizers of mountain running races including the management of ČAS and WMRA .

We have been waiting for many years for the Czech Republic to see and host  Mountain Running  World Cup. Thanks to the Regional Authority in Hradec Králové and other partners, we secured the necessary finances and looked forward to the start of the best mountain runners of the planet in Janské Lázně. The allocation of this Cup  was to be a thank you for 35 years of mountain running efforts in the Czech Republic. Preparations have already cost a lot of effort and money, but we humbly decided to cancel this year’s World Cup race in Janské Lázně and ask all interested to move to August 15 or August 22, 2021. We believe that we will be able to move the financial security for next year. If we succeeded in this year’s race, it would be sad, because racers have completely different concerns today and moreover we have to protect some of the biggest spas in the Czech Republic, which will be full of patients at that time.

Our aim was to organize this top event so that the spectators could see the best runners in the world in action and, above all, so that the general domestic running public could “grab” them on the race.

We believe that we will meet and look forward to: 35th Maratonstav Mountain Running Czech Cup 2021 and Mountain Running World Cup 2021 in Janské Lázně.

Finally, we wish you all good health and good mind in this difficult time.

Karel Šklíba
Director of the races

Janské Lázně Town is known as a recreational, touristic and spa town, situated at the foot of Černá hora (Black Mountain) to the east of Krkonoše (Giant Mountains).


Lenght 21 km |  Elevation 1220 m

Course details: Start and finish line will be placed in centre of the town Janské Lázně –  Colonnade Square. Terrain: mountain path accros the top of Černá hora Mountain to the Pec pod Sněžkou and back . Km markings are showing the distance to the finish. Course will be signed accordict to WMRA regulations. There will be three refreshment stations on the course.


Registration Office (TIC): Registration Office (TIC) will be placed in Municipal Office in Janské Lázně Colonnade Square.

  • Friday August 14th, 2020 from 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • Saturday August 15th,2020 from 8.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • Sunday August 16th,2020 from 7.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.

All competitors will receive two(2) identical bibs ,one to be worn on the front and the other one on the back. Bibs must not be folded or cut in any way. Doing so could lead to disqualification.

Entries and deadline:

Entries must be send in written form before August 15th, 2020 using the entry form online www.maratonstav.cz. Entry fee must be payed with entry form and using online system and booking the accommodation. There is no possibility to enter the race on Sunday August 16th.


  • Till August 9th, 2020 midnight – EUR 40
  • Till August 14th, 2020 midnight – EUR 50
  • Till August 15th,2020 4.00p.m. – EUR 60

Changing room and showers: Placed in Municipal Office in Janské Lázně Colonnade Square.You can use the showers and swimming pool after the race in Bussiness College cca 250m from the start line

Accommodation: We are able to ensure the accommodation according to your order till August 9th 2020 midnight(Bed & Breakfast) with the deposit  CZK 1000,-. The organizer will ensure the accommodation for competitors by the World Cup Rules.


Friday August 14th:

  • Arrival and registration

Saturday August 15th:

  • 10.00 a.m. Marching for public on the course
  • 12.00 noon Open Race – „Běh kolonádou Be Fit“ 1km run for public
  • 1.00 p.m. Start Czech Mountain Running Cup Super Janské Lázně – Černá hora
  • 2.00 p.m. Concert of Local Brass Orchestra
  • 4.00 p.m. Award Ceremony Czech Mountain Running Cup
  • 4.30 p.m. Opening Ceremony Mountain Running World Cup
  • 7.00 p.m. VIP Banquet

Sunday August 16th:

  • 9.00 a.m. Start Mountain Running World Cup
  • 1.00 – 2.00 p.m. Pasta Party
  • 2.00 p.m. Concert
  • 3.00 p.m. Award Ceremony Mountain Running World Cup
  • 3.30 p.m. Concert
Rankings + Financial bonus

Rankings: The first 25 competitors in World Cup race are scoring in the category Women and Men regardless of age.

1. -100b | 2. -90b | 3. -85b | 4. -80b | 5. -75b | 6. -70b | 7. -65b | 8. -60b | 9. -55b | 10. -50b | 11. -45b | 12. -40b | 13. -35b | 14. -30b | 15. -25b | 16. -20b | 17. -15b | 18. -10b | 19. -5b | 20. -4b | 21. -1b | 22. -1b | 23. -1b | 24. -1b | 25. -1b

Each runners will get souvenir prize, medal, refresment and entry to Pasta Party after the race.

Prizes: Absolute ranking Women, Men

1st place 800 EUR | 2nd place 500 EUR | 3rd place 350 EUR | 4st place 200 EUR | 5st place 100 EUR | 6st place 50 EUR | 7st place 40 EUR | 8st place 30 EUR | 9st místo 20 EUR | 10st místo 20 EUR

Extra Financial bonus: Categories-Masters, Juniors:

Masters Man 40, 50, 60, 70let + Juniors M
1st place 60 EUR | 2nd place 40 EUR | 3rd place 20 EUR

Masters Woman– 35, 45, 55let + Juniors W
1st place 60 EUR | 2nd place 40 EUR | 3rd place 20 EUR


Medical Service – for this event a medical service ( doctors, paramedics, Organisation of Czech Red Cross) will be organised at the competition venues. The Hospital in Trutnov is nonstop prepared in case of urgency.

Doping Control – all competitors are liable to be requested to submit to a doping test before or after the competition. Number of doping controls will be determined by Jury.


TJ Maratonstav Úpice, z.s. | Palackého 348 | 542 32 Úpice
maratonstav@maratonstav.cz | www.maratonstav.cz

Head judge | Mirko Jiránek
Chairman | Karel Šklíba