"We wanted to create a traditional city marathon on the same level as those in New York, Berlin, or London. In addition to the full marathon, we wanted to promote a healthy, active life-style among a broader spectrum of people; it was for them that we prepared the non-competitive nine-kilometer and five-kilometer races." - Carlo Capalbo, President of PIM
Since its inception in 1995, Prague International Marathon has been on a fast track to International acclaim. At the time of its conception, even Capalbo did not realize how great an appeal or large an audience the marathon would have on that first race day or in subsequent years. One thousand five hundred people ran like a huge river through the Czech capital in June 1995 & in 2005 over 4500 people ran the marathon while another 14000 ran in the non-competitive runs. ..:. more about PIM history :.
March 24th, 2007 – Hervis Prague Half Marathon Hervis Prague Half Marathon (21.0975 km), Hervis Corporate Half Marathon (21.0975 km)
May 12th-13th, 2007 – Prague International Marathon Weekend 2007 May 12th – Walk for Health (2 km), Golf Plus Family Run (4 km), Caddy City Run (8 km), Algida In-line Race May 13th – Prague International Marathon: Volkswagen Prague Marathon (42.195 km)
September 8th, 2007 – Grand Prix Adidas Women's Race (5 km), Metro Men's Race (10 km), Barmen's Race
"The narrow streets in the first two miles enforce a leisurely early pace, and the violinists on the Charles Bridge are the first live musicians along the way. After that, jazz, funk, samba, reggae and classical music groups help the runners as the miles begin to take their toll." - George A. Hirsch, Publisher, Runner's World USA
"When you think your knees are going to give out and you want to give up, they (musicians) are there to give you another push. Just great, really." - Dieter, a German runner
The Marathon Music Festival has become an integral part of each PIM Running Circuit event since 1999, combining the sport activity with culture. It creates an enjoyable atmosphere and a party-like mood on the course for the runners and spectators. It's fun, it's free, it's unique! Each year the Marathon Music Festival creates an unforgettable mix of music styles - everything from classic to rock, jazz to samba, concerts & dancing shows, contests & fantastic performances. Come see and enjoy! We look forward to seeing you! ..:. more about marathon music festival :.