In Budějovice, there were dozens of roadblocks due to Saturday’s half marathon

For several days, additional road signs about temporary traffic restrictions have been erected around České Budějovice. These will tie in with the upcoming half marathon year. They affect most of the city.

Dozens of road signs prohibiting parking have appeared in České Budějovice. They often apply on Saturdays and have signs indicating that vehicles parked on the racetrack may be towed. This is the prelude to one of the biggest running events of the year in České Budějovice.

The next edition of the Mattoni Half-Marathon is scheduled for Saturday, June 1, 2024, and thousands of runners will take to the route. Hundreds of volunteers will help them with refreshments and other amenities. But it will also mean the complete closure of the streets around the center of the large area of ​​Na Sadech, Husovy prída, Jiráská nábřeží, Plzeňská úlica or Pražská úlica and Generála Píky úlica, on the right bank of the Vltava, Rudolfvska. Přemysl Otakar II Square. A section of public transport will be out of service.

Last year was the 11th edition of the České Budějovice Mattoni Half Marathon.Source: Deník/ Petr Hřídel

Parking on the race track is prohibited from 10 am on Saturday. Major closure due to Half Marathon will commence on June 1, 2024 from 5:30 PM to 10:30 PM along the entire race track. City center closures will begin at 2pm on Saturday to ensure the safety of participants in the Family Mile and the new five kilometer race. In Přemysl Otakar II square. The restrictions will already begin on May 31, 2024 from 6 pm, with the area reserved for the first part of the production on the south side of the square.

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Pedestrians should also take into account that in the city center and elsewhere they cannot cross the racetrack, which is surrounded by portable barriers. Therefore, these restrictions will also affect cyclists. You can see which streets the runners will occupy in the information box below the article.

11th year of the České Budějovice Mattoni Half Marathon.České Budějovice Mattoni Half Marathon was the 11th edition last year.Source: Deník/ Petr Hřídel

The city will be divided into zones on the right bank of the Vltava. Some are accessible through specially designated entrances for the entire duration of the race, but some are closed during half marathons and cannot be entered or exited by car.

The plant will also affect public transport. The public transport shutdown will begin on Saturday, June 1, 2024, and will affect traffic in and around the city center from 2pm to 10:30pm. According to Carlo Capalbo, a member of the organizing committee, for changes in public transport, in cooperation with the city, the organizers provide the information line of the transport company at 720 820 820, and more information can be obtained at the web addresses. www.dpmcb.cz or on the website of the race organisers. Information will also be posted at public transport stops.

Complete closure applies to the entire route of the race 1/2 marathon from 17:30 to 22:30, family mile route from 16:00 and new 5km race route from 14:00. The times listed below are indicative and the Organizer will make every effort to comply with the times listed below. Street: Biskupská (in Zátkovo nábřeží – Široká section) 4:00 – 9:00 pm; Biskupská (in Široká section – nám. Přemysl Otakar II.) 2:00 – 10:30 pm; Husova (in section Marián. nám. to Dlouhý most) 14:00 – 22:30; FA Gerstnera (section U Zimního stadion – Zátkovo nábřeží) 16:00 – 21:00; Generala Piggy 17:30 – 22:30 (entry/exit is allowed in shopping centers throughout the race); Zhiraskovo Nabr. 17:30 – 20:00; Charles IV 14:00 – 22:30; Landscape 14:00 – 22:30; Lidická třída (on the section Mánesova – Žižkova třída) 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm (except for bus vehicles); Sat 14:00 – 22:30; Station (Rudolfovská – Generála Píky section) 17:30 – 22:30; to us. Přemysl Otakar II. 10:00 – 24:00 (on 31/5/2024 from 18:00 the southern part of the square will be closed due to preparatory works); Čéčova (on the section from Pržská tř. to Průběžná) 17:30 – 20:00; continuous (on the section from Čéčov to Plzeňská) 17:30 – 20:00; Plzeňská (on the Žiráškovo Napšina – Prabžina section, roundabout) 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm; Pražská třída (in Mariánské nám section. – Strakonická) 14:00 – 22:30; Rudolfovská Street (Ná Sadech – Nádražní section) 17:30 – 22:30; Sokolský ostrov 14:00 – 22:30 (exit the swimming pool without restrictions for the whole time); 16:00 – 21:00 at the Winter Stadium; Wotni (in the Generala Biki – Rudolbowska section) 17:30 – 22:00.

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Public transport will be closed on Saturday 1 June 2024. In connection with the Mattoni Running Festival in České Budějovice, exclusion of public transport in the city center and its surroundings from 14:00 to 22:30. At this time, the following stops will be temporarily cancelled: Areál VŠTE, Blahoslavova, Čéčova, Družba – IGY, Husova kolonie, Jeronýmova, Jírovcova, Karla IV. (all day), Mariánské náměstí, Metropol (direction Lidická only), Náměstí Přemysl Otakar II. . (only in the direction of Mánesova), U Trojice, U Zelená ratolesti, U Zimního Stadion, Voříškův Dvůr (only for lines 5, 9), Žerotínova. Detailed information on public transport changes and exemptions can be found here www.dpmcb.czTraffic information line 720 820 820 and on www.runczech.com. Information will also be posted at public transport stops.

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