Sprint race


13th October 2017, 5 p.m. Český Krumlov


Application has started on 1st September 2017


see the list of categories


Friday, October 13th, 2017


River Vltava – centre of Cesky Krumlov


  • 282,6 river kilometre – approximately 120 metres above the weir called “U Jelení lávky” (or “Pod zámkem” “Under castle”)


  • 282,4 river kilometre – approximately 80 metres below the weir called “U Jelení lávky” (or “Pod zámkem”)


200 metres, which are approximately 80 seconds

Racing map is here

Photos are here


  • K1 M – 32 boats
  • K1 W – 16 boats
  • C1 – 16 boats
  • C2 – 8 boats
  • SUP M – 24 boats
  • SUP W – 8 boats

As soon as the capacity of each category is full, no further registration will be possible. The division into quarterfinal groups will be drawn. The organizer will divide registered competitors according to the categories and will draw lots. Drawing of the lots will be done on Wednesday 11th October at 8 p.m. at SK Vltava Cesky Krumlov.

Description of categories:

  • K1 M  – men – any kayak including surf ski
  • K1 W – women – any kayak including surf ski
  • C1 – downriver canoe, flat water canoe, OC1
  • C2 – any canoe
  • SUP W – PADDLEBOARD – women


Medal awarded winners of all categories will receive a voucher for dinner in selected restaurants of Cesky Krumlov:

Deadline of sprint registration is Tuesday 10th October 2017!

Time schedule:

Friday, October 13th, 2017

  • 02:30 p.m. – 04:00 p.m.   Picking up of the bibs in the restaurant of Eggenberg brewery (the same place as for Krumlovsky Marathon), parking place P2
  • 11:00 a.m. – 04:30 p.m.   Possibility of training on the river
  • 05:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.   Quarterfinal, semi-final, final

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

  • 05:35 p.m.   Award ceremony of Cesky Krumlov Sprint

Entry fee:

Category: Application form sent until October 8th 2017 Application form sent between 9th and 11th October 2017
K1, C1, C2, SUP 100 CZK / person 150 CZK / person

Further info:

  • the bibs are different for the sprint and for the marathon
  • deposit for each bib is  200 CZK; deposit will be returned at the finish on return of the bib
  • it is the possible to race in a different category in Friday’s sprint and in a different category in Saturday’s marathon (however, it is necessary to pay a bib deposit for both categories)
  • Sprint is a contact race. However, you are not allowed to strike other competitor’s body or boat with your paddle.
  • the start will be judged by a referee who has the right to disqualify the competitors
  • the results will be continuously posted in the start and finish area and also in the Eggenberg restaurant
  • the starting interval for the sprint is 2 minutes
  • 4 boats start at the same time from the starting dock
  • the flow in the Vltava River will be about 20 m³/s
  • life jacket and helmets are obligatory
  • it is possible to paddle up the sprint course against the flow and carry the boats around the weir on the left river bank or to carry the boats through the town
  • sprint competitors are recommended to park their cars in the parking place P1