The wide variety of activities associated with Český Krumlov also features major sports competitions, one of which certainly is the river marathon, with the largest number of contestants in the Czech Republic. Every year, the river marathon attracts hundreds of keen watermen, ranging from strict amateurs to top-class international athletes. The river marathon weekend offers an abundant accompanying programme for the general public and does not forget our youngest visitors, too.
The first annual Krumlov Watermen Marathon took place already back in 2003. The organizers were inspired by a watermen marathon taking place in the French canyon of Ardéche, transforming this event to Southern Bohemia to the Vltava River. Every year, hundreds of enthusiastic watermen as well as top sportsmen gather to attend the Marathon. The Krumlov Marathon is the largest in the Czech Republic by the attendees' count and by the number of competition categories.