Czech Walking 2024 combines healthier lifestyles with picturesque scenery

The free-to-join event, with several walks near Prague, also offers participants free blood sugar and pressure checks, as well prizes. Staff

Written by Staff Published on 13.03.2024 10:08:00 (updated on 13.03.2024) Reading time: 2 minutes

The fourth annual Czech Walking event, organized by the Czech Business Insurance Company (ČPP) and the Czech Tourist Club (KČT), will kick off on March 23. The project aims to motivate individuals to adopt a healthy lifestyle and incorporate exercise into their daily routines. 

The Česky pěšky event invites members of the public to 10 separate walks in different parts of Czechia, including in Prague and Central Bohemia. The 10 walks span across seven different months – from March to October. The first march of the year will take place on March 23 in Jičín (Hradec Králové). 

Walks by Prague and around Czechia

The next will be to Okoř Castle on the outskirts of Prague. Other marches are scheduled for April, May, June, September, and October in locations such as Kralupy nad Vltavou (Central Bohemia), Mnichovice (Prague-East; Central Bohemia), Hodonín (South Moravia), and Krásná Lípa (Ústí nad Labem). 

If you want to join one of the walks, no prior sign-up is needed. Just turn up to the registration zone and give your name, phone number, and e-mail to one of the assistants at the walk. A full list of walk locations and dates is here.

KČT member Zbyněk Báča explains: "For parents with children and prams, we have prepared shorter, well-accessible routes as part of fairy-tale-themed events. There are also routes for persistent athletes – up to 50-kilometer routes in Tišnov near Brno, for example."

Fighting diabetes, promoting health

This year's Czech Walking theme is the prevention of diabetes, with participants having the opportunity to measure their blood sugar and blood pressure at the finish line. The organizers have also planned an accompanying program for children and competitions with prizes, including an all-inclusive wellness weekend for two people and a large tent.

Chairman of the Czech Diabetes Society Martin Prázný emphasizes the importance of physical activity, stating: "The topic of walking and in general all imaginable movement activities are an absolute foundation within our field. We could prevent the vast majority of health problems if we indulged in more movement in our lives. In addition, walking is undoubtedly the most natural human sports activity, which has proven to combine positive physical and psychological effects on our health."

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