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Race and schedule

About the race

 

Date: 15. 2. 2020

Start of the main event is planned for 16:20 and the finals for about 18:20. Leo Express sprint will be the first race at 14:30 – an open event for children till 16 years of age.

CEZ City Cross Sprint Ostrava is a cross country race open to the public and an exhibition with the participation of Czech and Europe ski stars. The event takes place in the world’s unique location – the technical monument – the Lower Vitkovice area. High blast furnaces, a preserved gas jug or Bolt tower, you can see all that while visiting. The event will be attended by our leading athletes and regional celebrities. This year’s race will be on a 450m long illuminated circuit built around the Gong aula.

After a very successful 2019 issue, there is the seven annual race ahead and the show is expected too be even better this time. The schedule is full of Czech sport stars as well as celebrities. You can even expect a biathlon exibition, air show by the Red Bull Air Race pilot Martin Šonka or a slackline performance by Gibbon Slacklines.

 

 

Schedule of a whole day

11:00 All day biathlon shooting range for public

11:00-14:00 Fortuna winter football games

13:00 Slackline exhibition by Gibbon Slacklines and drumming show by Wild Stick

13:45 Autograph session: Olympic medalist Lukáš Bauer, Martin Koukal and David Svoboda with Jan Kuf in Gong aula

14:00 Science show – Theater performance “World of technology” in Gong aula

14:30 LEO Express Sprint (pupils)

15:30 Akrobatic show of Martin Šonka

15:50 Announcement of winners – LEO Express sprint

15:50 Warm up for competitors

16:15 Slackline exhibition by Gibbon Slacklines and drumming show by Wild Stick

16:20 Qualifications – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (juniors) a ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

16:30 Autograph session: Arrows Ostrava (Baseball) and Steelers Ostrava (American Football) in the Gong aula

16:45 Biathlon exhibition of VIPs

17:00 Science show – Theater performance “World of technology” in Gong aula

17:00 Semifinals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (juniors)

17:30 Drumming show by Wild Stick

17:35 Quarterfinals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

18:00 Semifinals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

18:20 Finals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (juniors)

18:40 Finals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

18:50 Drumming show by Wild Stick

18:55 Announcement of results

19:10 Fireworks

21:00 Afterparty – Monkey Business (funky) concert in BrickHouse

Accompanying program

There will be a wide accompanying program prepared for the visitors  – besides the air show of Martin Šonka, there will also be a slackline workshop and performance by Gibbons Slacklines and a biathlon shooting range. The program also contains 30 minute theater performance The World of Science.

The accompanying program will started off by an air show by Martin Šonka right above the Dolní oblast Vítkovice area at 14:35.

Since Sunday, February 24th until Sunday, March 3th (7:30 am – 9 pm), the track will be open to public free of charge. In cooperation with the MADSHUS and SWIX companies there will also be a ski, pole and shoe rental available. This year we‘ve also prepared an online reservation system and online rental.

The organizers reserve the right to change the schedule and program if necessary.

Schedule of the whole day

11:00 All day biathlon shooting range for public

11:00-14:00 Fortuna winter football games

13:00 Slackline exhibition by Gibbon Slacklines and drumming show by Wild Stick

13:45 Autograph session: Olympic medalist Lukáš Bauer, Martin Koukal and David Svoboda with Jan Kuf in Gong aula

14:00 Science show – Theater performance “World of technology” in Gong aula

14:30 LEO Express Sprint (pupils)

15:30 Akrobatic show of Martin Šonka

15:50 Announcement of winners – LEO Express Sprint

15:50 Warm up for competitors

16:15 Slackline exhibition by Gibbon Slacklines and drumming show by Wild Stick

16:20 Qualifications – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (juniors) a ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

16:30 Autograph session: Arrows Ostrava (Baseball) and Steelers Ostrava (American Football) in the Gong aula

16:45 Biathlon exhibition of VIPs

17:00 Science show – Theater performance “World of technology” in Gong aula

17:00 Semifinals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (juniors)

17:30 Drumming show by Wild Stick

17:35 Quarterfinals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

18:00 Semifinals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

18:20 Finals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (juniors)

18:40 Finals – ČEZ City Cross Sprint (adults)

18:50 Drumming show by Wild Stick

18:55 Announcement of results

19:10 Fireworks

Practical information

Registration options:

The registration closes on Thursday, February 13rd at 6 pm. However it will also be possible to register at the venue on Saturday, February 15th at the Gong aula. The Saturday registration closes at 1 pm for both the LEO Express Sprint (the race starts at 1:35 pm) and the ČEZ City Cross Sprint (the race starts at 3:20 pm). The issue of numbers for the already registered participants will be open until 1pm as well.

The starting fee for adult athletes and juniors (U15 and older) is 100 CZK.

 

Categories:

babies (2014 and younger)
mini pupils (2012 – 2013)
the youngest pupils (2010 – 2011)
younger pupils (2008 – 2009)
older pupils (2006 – 2007)
younger juniors – U15 + U16 (2004 – 2005)
older juniors – U 18 (2002 – 2003)
men – women (2001 and older)

 

Registration on-lineRegistration list

How will it look in the area

Place

Ostrava has joined the very popular city cross country skiing races in Düsseldorf, Lienz, Oslo or Karlovy Vary and will fight for the attention of sport fans for the fifth time already. It is held at a very special venue, different from those of its urban competitors. Dolní oblast Vítkovice is a former ironworks area with the complex of unique industrial buildings and the first Czech sight to be added to the European Cultural Heritage list. Visitors can look forward to the exciting race itself as well as rich accompanying programme full of sport stars and Czech celebrities. This year‘s first is an exhibition in biathlon!

 

How to get to the Vítkovice area

 

  • by foot – about twenty minutes from the Ostrava city center, through the Nová Karolina area, around the Ostrava – střed station
  • by trams – go to the „Důl hlubina“ stop (main entrance) or to the „Vítkovice – vysoké pece“ stop. The area is three tram stops from the Ostrava city center.
  • by train – to the „Ostrava – střed“ station
  • by car – enter the area from the Místecká street (the entry is possible only in the direction TO the center, not in the opposite direction) or from the Ruská street. Parking is provided at both entrances.

How to get to Ostrava?

Train

The main destination of long distance trains in Ostrava – hlavní nádraží (the main station), from where you can take the public transport (trams number 1 or 2). The trains can also arrive to Ostrava – střed.

Bus

Go to the station Ústřední autobusové nádraží (the main bus station) which is only about 500 metres far from the venue.

Car

Follow the signs to Ostrava and then follow the map to the venue. The street Místecká is right next to the area (follow the instructions below).

Parking is possible on both sides of the area where a free monitored parking lot will be prepared.

Celebrities

Lukáš Bauer

Lukáš Bauer

Triple olympic medalist, double World Champion and two time winner of Tour de Ski.

Martin Šonka

Martin Šonka

Czech National Acrobatic Flying Team member and winner of international series Red Bull Air Race 2018.

Jiří Magál

Jiří Magál

Czech cross-country skier. Bronze medalist from Olympic games in 2010 – relay 4 x 10 kilometres.