Races

Beh Kancelarskych Krys - Pencil Pusher Race in Prague

The unorthodox spectacle opens again! The visitors of the Prague 1 centre will be able to see clerks in suits, with a mobile phone and a folder in their hand, the fifth volume of the Kancelarskych krys run takes place!

The race is not only a sporting event, but a social event too. Representatives of different companies and institutions compete in file and folder-throwing, slalom on office chairs, and rope-climbing in a spirit of fun, giving a chance for stressed out office workers to relax.

The participants run in their traditional work clothes – men in business suits (jackets and ties) and women in dresses and skirts. With the only exeptin – sport shoes. Even the mayor of Prague, Pavel Bem, is going to compete there.

Ceremonies oversee the races and competitions from a stage situated at Fruit Market (Ovocny trh). From where the moderator calls the runners on their mobile phones and let it go from the speakers, forming favourite part of the event.

Caterham Race Academy arrives to the Czech Republic

Those who are interested in car racing, especially in the field of circuit racing, do not have much to choose from in the Czech Republic. The situation will change – Caterham Race Academy starts its first Czech season in 2009.

What is it about? The sport spreads Europe from Britain with the idea to provide semi-professional racers with the possibility to buy an affordable car, licence, charges for the circuit and needed education in one package. The final price is 845 thousand czk for a complete race season.

The vehicle itself – Caterham 7 Roadsport – is conceived so the driver could make the whole championship on one set of tyres and brakes. The driving properties are adjusted to drivers – beginners. Only after absolving the first year the pilots are offered upgrades like wider tyres, better engines and others.

The Race Of The Office Rats = Pencil Pusher Race in Prague

Pencil Pusher Race 2008

The Race Of The Office Rats Pencil Pusher = Kancelarska krysa in Czech (OFFICE RAT)

The Race Of The Office Rats is not only a sporting event, but a social event too. Representatives of different companies and institutions compete in a friendly atmosphere, regardless of whether they are from the private or public sector.

The first three years of this event attracted an incredible amount of interest from competitors, audience and media alike. Last year, 2006, the mayor of Prague, Mr. Pavel Bem, joined in the action as well. Reports appeared in the main daily news broadcasts on all three Czech national TV chanels. There was a huge amount of coverage by radio stations, press and internet medias as well.

The very name of the race itself indicates that the event takes place in a spirit of fun. More importantly, though, the event provides opportunities for informal meetings and team-building. And, of course, the entire competition gives a chance for stressed out office workers to relax and have fun, while at the same time providing amusement for members of the public.

The Race Of The Office Rats features participants who run in their traditional work clothes – men in business suits (jackets and ties) and women in dresses and skirts. Only one exception is allowed – sport shoes. Another essential prop is a mobile phone in one hand and a file folder in the other.

The start and finish of the race is always in the centre of Prague. Traditionally, the Master of Ceremonies oversees the races and competitions from a stage situated in the Fruit Market (Ovocny trh). He also has the right to call the runners on their mobile phones, in order to find their actual locality and physical condition. These phone calls, which are transmitted to the sound system, have become a favourite part of the event.

The categories of the competition are the men´s race, the women´s race and the mixed relay, which is very popular because of the possibilities for „company to company“ skirmishing. In the breaks between the races, there are side competitions such as a file and folder-throwing, a slalom on office chairs, and rope-climbing by the clerks.

Cannonball 8000 Rally 2007

Cannonball 8000 London – Brussels – Prague – Zahreb – that’s the route of the 5th Year Anniversary Rally 2007 CannonBall 8000 that will be held on 14th – 16th September 2007.

Cannonball 8000 doesn’t award the fastest drivers, but the most popular ones. There are also special prices for the crew that will use the most fuel during the race, or the crew that will have overcome the most obstructions.

Lovers of extraordinary cars shouldn’t miss being at the Hradcanske square near Prague Castle and Duplex Nightclub (Wenceslas Square 21) on Saturday 15th September.

Stars in show jumping are heading to Prague

Show jumping The best horses and riders are coming to Prague to qualify for the Olympics games in Peking and the final in the Cup of Nations. 250 horses and 100 riders showing their best can be seen in the TJ Zizka area in Cisarsky island in Prague from Thursday 6th September till Sunday 9th September 2007.

The races in show jumping start on Thursday with the Grand Prix qualification. Friday’s programme will be devoted to the Cup of the Nations. On Saturday, jumping over a 217 cm high hurdle will bring to the winner a luxurious car. The programme will be ended with the Grand Prix CSOB.

Tickets are still available. The Thursday’s programme is for free, the price of the tickets for the other days starts at 80 CZK. You can come to support Czech rider Ales Opatrny. Or do you have your own candidate?

Alpe Adria Cup 2007 in Prague

Alpe Adria Cup 2008

Alpe Adria Cup The Czech Republic will host for the first time in history the Championship of Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Austria and the Czech Republic in water scooter riding.

The prestigious race called Alpe Adria Cup 2007 starts today in the afternoon on the Vltava river near O2 Zlute Lazne in Prague-Podoli. The main race, which will crown the 3rd race series, will be held on Sunday 2nd September 2007.

The visitors can look forward to hydrocross (slalom on a circle track) as well as acrobatic performances in freestyle. The entrance is free. For more information about the races click here.

Tattersalls St. Leger horse race in Prague-Velka Chuchle

Horse races in Velka Chuchle After the summer break the second half of horse-races in Prague-Chuchle will start on Sunday 26th August with the longest classical horse-race of the year Tattersalls St. Leger (2,800m) with the donation of 600.000 CZK. After that there will be 10 other horse-races until the end of the year.

Race-ground Velka Chuchle offers 4,000 seats for sitting and 10,000 places for stading. There is a restaurant and Derby club there. Children can enjoy a horse ride and many other fun attractions at the area of the race-ground.

You can get to Velka Chuchle from metro station Smichovske nadrazi by bus no. 172 which will take you straight in front of the tribune. The races start at 14:00, one day ticket costs 100 CZK (50 CZK for Prague transport season ticket holders) and it includes 20 CZK betting voucher. There is also free entry for visitors under 18 years old. Click here for more information.

Matonni Night Grand Prix 2007

For the first time in history of runs in the centre of Prague, runners will compete at night when the street of historical Prague will be illuminated just by street lamps.

Mattoni Night Grand Prix 2007 start at 20:00 and 21:00 on 8th September from the Old Town Square. The disciplines are the adidas Women’s Race 5km and the Metro Men’s Race 10km. Runners can also compete in teams.

Mattoni Night Grand Prix will also offer Hilton Barmen Race where people from various bars in Prague will compete in non-traditional disciplines. 2nd Embassy Race will give a chance to workers from foreign embassies and Czech ministries to beat the strong team of US marines that was very successful last year. For more info click here.

Cannonball 8000 race

Another race has track through the Prague, After Luis Vutton’s veteran race and very successful Czech Wrecks 2006 race another band of cars appeared in Prague. This time Prague has been only a checkpoint place.

Cannonball 8000 is a secret race of rich men. Porsche, Lamborgini, Bentley, Ferrari or Maserati brands has start in London and finish line is Budapest. 240 competitors in 120 cars had only 72 hours to get from the start to the finish.

Police didn’t noticed any problems with them during a monitoring. The crew has a large party on Prague Saturday night.

Race of veterans, not wrecks

Prague will be target of another race. As you can read in yesterday article, Prague will be target point of race, where cars are as cheap as possible. But this race is on the other side of car value.

Best veteran cars starts from Budapest ride through Vienna and ends at Prague Charles Bridge. After that cars will pent some time at Hradcany square where you can see them.

None of cars has younger year of produce than 1960. Oldest car has been made in 1910. Brands of cars shows how rich the owners are: Jaguar, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Maserati. There is only one representative of Czech Republic – brand Tatra 603. The race is organized by Luis Vutton company. Their last race was in year 1998 and lead alongside Great wall of China.

Czech Wrecks 2006 race

New car race comes to Prague. Although races are very popular, this one is not welcomed by Prague city hall. Czech Wrecks 2006 has as a most important condition the cost of a car lower than 100 GBP. City hall is scared from wreckage heading to Prague.

The race starts in city Calais, France. It is expected that cars arrive to Prague 4th September. Police worries, that racers would left their trash-cars in Prague streets and the magistrate would have to remove it at their costs. Police also doesn’t wont to have problems with racers who are exceeding maximum speed limits.

The organiser Justin Clements says that the Prague don’t need to worry. The race is not about fastest car, but the track has many trials on the track. too fast ride is not problem at all, because these cars has can hardly reach it. The organiser has a as a conditions to be part of the race like insurance of a car or a technical approval.

Czech Wrecks are this year for the first time and mow has seventy registered cars, most of crew are from Great Britain. Other racers are from Italy, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands and five teams from Czech Republic.