Orlický maraton

Information for the 2021 season will be updated.


The 36th Orlický maraton is planed to the first February weekend in the Deštné v Orlických horách. The tough terrain and just a little place to rest – that is a big challenge for the competitors. But downhill snowy meadows and tough cross-country tracks – that’s what attracts the most competitors. Choose your tracks - marathon 40 km classic, half distance with less elevation classic or skating. For less experienced cross-country skiers there is also a 10km track.


Scheduled races and starting fee

  until 5. 1. 2020 until 29. 1. 2020* at number pick-up
Orlický maraton 40 km classic (Sunday 2. 2.) 600 CZK 700 CZK 800 CZK
Orlický půlmaraton 20 km classic (Sunday 2. 2.) 500 CZK 600 CZK 700 CZK
VW Orlický půlmaraton 20 km skating (Saturday 1. 2.) 500 CZK 600 CZK 700 CZK
Nova 10 km classic (Sunday 2. 2.) 350 CZK 400 CZK 450 CZK
Nova 10 km - family fee (4 persons, max. 2 adults) 800 CZK 1 000 CZK 1 100 CZK
Mini Orlický maraton 50 CZK 50 CZK 100 CZK
only online registration until 5. 1. 2020 until 29. 1. 2020  
Orlický maraton 40 km classic + 20 km skating 850 CZK 1 000 CZK  
Orlický půlmaraton 20 km classic + 20 km skating 750 CZK 900 CZK  

* till Sunday 26.1 it is possible to pay the entry fee by bank transfer. By Wednesday 29.1. card only.

ATTENTION: You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the longest distance - Orlický maraton 40 km classic.

Conditions of starting fee refund

If the race is canceled, the starting fee is not refunded

Alternative race term

In case of inadequate snow conditions and the impossibility of organizing the race, either on alternate or shortened tracks, the race will take a place in March 2020 (the date will be specified).

Capacity of the race

Orlický maraton - 40 km classic: 400 competitors
Orlický půlmaraton - 20 km classic: 250 competitors
VW Orlický půlmaraton - 20 km skating: 300 competitors
Nova 10 km classic - 150 competitors
Mini Orlický maraton: 225 competitors


We have moved racing tracks to Šerlich due to snow conditions, see bellow:

  • 40 km classic - 3 laps
  • Volkswagen 20 km skate and 20 km classic - 1 lap
  • Nova 10 km classic - 2 laps, total lenght 12 km



Weather in the place of race

Usual height of the snow and maximal and minimal temperature at the time of the race (according to long term statistics)

  • 57 cm of snow
  • max. -1,0 °C
  • min. -5,6 °C


Thanks to ČHMÚ for providing weather statistics.

Time schedule 

Information for next year will be updated.

Friday 31. 1. 2020

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM New registrations and BIBS distribution for the Saturday and Sunday races (Elementary school cafeteria in Deštné v Orlických horách)

Saturday 1. 2. 2020

08:00 AM - 08:45 AM New registrations and BIBS distribution - children (Elementary school cafeteria in Deštné v Orlických horách)
08:00 AM - 11:00 AM New registrations and BIBS distribution - adults (Elementary school cafeteria in Deštné v Orlických horách)
09:10 AM Hervis warm up for children
09:30 AM START children races
9:45 - 11:00 Hervis Children park
11:15 AM Prize giving ceremony - children
12:00 AM Hervis warm up for adults
12:30 PM START VW Orlický půlmaraton - 20 km skating
from 2:30 PM Prize giving ceremony - VW Orlický půlmaraton

Sunday 2. 2. 2020

07:30 AM - 09:00 AM New registrations and BIBS distribution for the Sunday races (Elementary school cafeteria in Deštné v Orlických horách)
9:30 AM Hervis warm up for adults
10:00 AM START Orlický maraton - 40 km classic
10:20 AM START Orlický půlmaraton - 20 km classic
10:25 AM START Orlický maraton - Nova 10 km classic
from 1:30 PM Prize giving ceremony (near the start)


What do you get for the starting fee?

Starting pack

  • BIB number
  • borrowed measuring chip
  • discount vouchers
  • gifts from partners

Service for competitors

  • accident insurance of VZP Insurance Company
  • VW Crafter heated cloakroom and changing room
  • medal after the race
  • wax service by SWIX - more info HERE
  • Enervit refreshments along the track
  • refreshment in the finish area
  • rescue system
  • SMS with your race time
  • professional time-keeping
  • diploma to download
  • accompanying program


Refreshments stations for 40km track: 4,3km, 14,8km, 25,4km, 36km and in the finish area. Refreshments stations for 20km track:4,3km, 14,8km and in the finish area. Refreshments stations for 12km track: in the finish area.There will be tea, ion drinks, fruits, biscuits and chocolate on the refreshments along the track and a tea in the finish area.

Warm refreshment will be ready for the racers in the basement. Every competitor gets a voucher in the starting package. On Saturday will be gulash soup, on Sunday risotto.

There will be a refreshment stand in the basement, as well as nearby restaurants (Kozí Chlívek, Hotel Praha, Srub Karolina).


At the end of the races, the absolute winners are awarded (across the categories - see the SkiTour rules) as well as the three best racers in categories (except 12 km classic, where are awarded only absolute winners - the fastest 3 men and 3 women)


Accommodation offer on SkiTour race you will find HERE

Tips for trips


  • Primátor
  • Česká spořitelna
  • Deštné
  • Lesy Janeček
  • Skuhrov nad Bělou
  • Sklo Janeček
  • Skicentrum Deštná
  • Královehradecký kraj
  • Craft
  • Wikov
  • Vagizol
  • XCSport
  • UVEX
  • SKI Orlické hory


Wikov SKI Skuhrov nad Bělou, o.s.
Skuhrov nad Bělou 24
517 03
mobile: +420 737 843 879
e-mail: ski.skuhrov@seznam.cz

General partner


Main partners

    Pojišťovna VZP
    Volkswagen - užitkové vozy

Main media partners

    TV Nova

Marketing partner



    Crystal Bohemia

Media partners



    Nadace Nova
    Kudy z nudy
    Báječné ženy v běhu
    Bieg Piastow

Logistic SkiTour partner

    DB Schenker

With the support of

    Svaz lyžařů ČR
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