The traditional Bengt Saltin Run is a 5 kilometer memorial running event in honour of Professor Bengt Saltin, a founding member and Patron of the European College of Sport Science. The run is organised by the ECSS in cooperation with the Charles University Prague. ECSS and Charles University Prague are proud to announce that Mr David Svoboda, Czech Olympic gold medallist, will be the patron of the 5th ECSS Bengt Saltin Run. The modern pentathlon Olympian will be helping to raise funds to help a local charity.


The Jedlička Institute Foundation helps children and youth with physical and combined disabilities up to the age of 30. The aim of the foundation is to provide comprehensive assistance aimed at preventing these children and youth from social isolation. They also provide educational, instructional, rehabilitative and therapeutic support. Learn more 


All registered ECSS congress participants can take part in the run. Congress participants are requested to go through their ECSS account and follow the instructions under “BSR RUN”. Please note the run is limited to 250 places and allocation will be on a “first-come, first-served basis”. Registration can only be completed once a voluntary contribution has been made to the Jedlička Institute Foundation. The run is full! 250 runners have signed up for the run and our registration system has closed.
LAST CHANCE: Should there be any no-shows or last minute changes you MAY be able to secure a spot. Last minute spots will be administered at the h/p/cosmos booth on Friday 5 July.  Should anyone wish to try secure a spot, please take your 10 EURO donation and go to the h/p/cosmos booth at 16:30. Further information will be provided there.

Course Details

The run will take place around the park area of Vyšehrad. The total distance of the race course is 5 km [3.1 miles] starting at the Prague Convention Centre Main Entrances 2 and 3. There will be volunteers along the course at designated points.

Runner’s kit

Runners will be able to collect their runner’s kit (t-shirt and race number) from the h/p/cosmos Booth (Booth 39) in the Exhibition Area of the Prague Congress Centre (PCC), Wednesday, 3 July to Friday, 5 July 2019, during Exhibition opening hours.
Please note that kits that have not been picked up by 16:30 on Friday 5 July 2019, will be redistributed to those waiting for a last minute spot.


A secure designated area will be provided in the Prague Congress Centre (PCC).

Start Meeting Point

All runners are requested to gather at the starting area out site of entrance 2 of the PCC at 20:00, allowing for ample time to warm-up and ensure a timely start.


Runners will be able to warm-up on the track. The run warm up will be conducted by Czech Olympic gold medallist, David Svoboda.

First Aid

Is available at the Prague Congress Centre.

Shower Facilities

Unfortunately, shower facilities will not be available.

Congress Office

ECSS Congress Prague 2019
Mrs Nantia Patera
Feldblumenweg 26
50858 Cologne - Germany
ECSS Congress Prague 2019

Phone availability after 15 April 2019

+49 177 8810 905

  • Monday and Tuesday: 10:00 - 12:00
  • Friday: 14:00 - 16:00 CET
  • (Central European Time)

Congress Venue

The Prague Congress Center
5. kvetna 1640/65
140 00 Prague 4
Czech Republic