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The Emil Zátopek Run

September 17 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Czech Centre (CC) and the Thames Valley Harriers (TVH) athletic club have teamed up to celebrate Zátopek’s centennial anniversary by organising the Emil Zátopek Run to raise funds for the new Zátopek Athletic Fellowship  that will be awarded to promising young athletes in the disadvantaged local community.

Distance: 5k, 3k, & 2k

Categories: U11 (2k), U13 and U15 (3k), U17 and others (5k)

Open to all.  Families welcome. To register see link below (registration closes 12 September)

The Czech runner Emil Zátopek has been known around the world for his many athletic achievements and records, including his first two Olympic medals from London in 1948 and his brilliant Olympic gold hat-trick on all long distance runs and the marathon in Helsinki in 1952, which is yet to be exceeded. Besides his athletic accomplishments, Zátopek also received international acclaim for his vocal public condemnation of the 1968 Russian invasion of Czechoslovakia which led to his denouncement by the communist government and a controlled detention in countryside away from his Prague home. His moral stance in face of a military aggression sadly remains extremely relevant more than half a century later.

The aim of the Zátopek Athletic Fellowship is to support and ignite the sporting and personal attributes that Zátopek represented in young, talented athletes that strive to follow in his footsteps and will further contribute to advance their athletic careers.

Proceeds from the starting fees as well as all voluntary contributions towards the Emil Zátopek Run will be donated to support the Fellowships. 

After the run there will be a medal ceremony to award the winners, followed by an informal gathering at the Linford Christie Athletic Stadium to celebrate Zátopek’s anniversary. Refreshments available.    

Details

Date:
September 17
Time:
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Website:
https://london.czechcentres.cz/en/program/the-emil-zatopek-run

Organiser

Czech Centre London

Venue

Linford Athletic Stadium
Linford Christie Road
London, W12 0DF United Kingdom
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