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The Palacký University Sports Day will take place on Tuesday, 7 May 2024.

A day off granted by the rector is announced for this day and all physical activities within the Sports Day are free of charge for UP employees and students.

A detailed schedule of the physical activities offered, including links to registration, can be found below.

Sporting with Academic Sport Centre UP

yoga, self-defence, archery, indoor cycling, canoeing, badminton and more

A rich programme for the UP Sports Day 2024 is traditionally prepared by the Academic Sport Centre UP, which will offer indoor and outdoor sports, team tournaments, individual disciplines or sauna. All physical activities within the Sports Day are free of charge for both working and studying at UP. At the end of the day there will be a social afternoon with an accompanying programme, refreshments and a prize draw on the lawn in front of the shipyard.

Check out the detailed schedule of sports offered and register here.

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Hiking trip from Mariánské Údolí to Svatý Kopeček

relaxing morning airing near Olomouc

Fans of hiking can go for a walk from Mariánské Údolí to Svatý Kopeček as part of the UP Sports Day. The route promises a relaxing morning walk near Olomouc with a return to the city so that the participants have enough time to regain their strength for the afternoon and evening programme of the Palacký University Olomouc Student May Festival (Majáles). They will visit, among other things, several monuments to mining activity in Hlubočky, stop for a view of the Haná plains at Wolker's Lookout and, of course, do not miss a visit to the famous pilgrimage site.

Sturdy shoes are recommended and it is good to expect the possibility of mud, a small snack is sufficient. In case of expected persistent rain, the walk will not take place. The walk has been prepared by Martin Višňa from the Communications Office of the UP. If you need anything, you can contact him at martin.visna@upol.cz or moravskyturista@gmail.com.

Route: 8,4 km / map / Mar. Údolí, railway station - Posluchov - Zdiměř - Radíkov - Svatý Kopeček

If someone does not feel like the whole route, it is possible to finish individually after 5.5 km in Radikov, from where the public transport bus 11 also runs.

Meeting of registered participants: 8:45 in front of Olomouc, Main Station - under the public transport departures board opposite the station building
Journey there: 9:06 a.m. ČD train direction Ostrava-centre, arrival to Mar. 9:18
Return journey: after 12:00 from Sv. Kopeček by public transport bus 11
Fares: train Olomouc - Mar. Olomouc - Olomouc - Údolí 36 CZK; bus public transport 20 CZK

Thank you for the great interest in the walk, registration has already been closed.

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Memorial of Jiří Hronek

run through Olomouc parks

For the ninth time, the Department of Informatics of the Faculty of Science of the Palacký University will organize a running race through Olomouc parks - the Jiří Hronek Memorial. The running competition will offer six different lengths of courses from recreational 5 km to 42 marathon kilometres, which involves completing 13 circuits.

Registration for the memorial takes place on the morning of the race at the venue.

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Chess tournament

University-wide chess match

After last year's successful premiere, UP students in cooperation with the chess club SC A64 Olomouc and the Faculty of Science again prepared a chess tournament for all students and workers at Palacký University. Players from beginners to advanced players can take part.

Regitrations have already been closed.

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Traditional football competition of the departments of the Faculty of Arts

Tournament for the Dean's Cup of the Faculty of Arts

As part of the UP Sports Day, the Faculty of Arts organizes the traditional football tournament  for its employees and students. The game will be played this time on the fields of Sokol/FK Slavonín.

Regitrations have already been closed.

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Individual trips and sports

send us a photo and win a university thermos

Didn't choose any of the activities organized by UP components above, but still going to play sports or go on a trip with your colleagues? Send a photo of your sports experience with a short description and the number of university participants to sportovniden@upol.cz by 13 May, we will list it on the Sports Day 2024 website for your memory and you will be entered into a draw for a university thermos.

A fun afternoon for adults and children

sports games, refreshments, live music, raffle

As a finishing touch to the sports day, the Academic Sport Centre UP is traditionally preparing an afternoon sitting in the area of the Sports Hall UP on the lawn in front of the shipyard, where visitors will have the opportunity to rent equipment and try discgolf, football, speedminton, badminton, ringo, frisbee, croquet, petanque, kubb or mölkky. There will be a sports and art programme for children. There will be refreshments (kofola, beer, grill, goulash), live music and the traditional prize draw.

After sports at the majáles

concerts, workshops, presentations by student clubs

If you would like to make your afternoon or evening more enjoyable with culture, you can visit the university festival Olomoucký majáles, which has prepared a programme for all ages from 2 pm to midnight. It will take place on Biskupské náměstí, náměstí Republiky, the courtyard of the Armoury or in the Jazz Tibet Club. This time with the subtitle Without Borders, commemorating 20 years of the Czech Republic in the EU. Come and see concerts, buskers, travel talks, presentations or interactive stands and have a bite to eat in the gastro zone. The programme is free to attend, only the main music programme at the Armoury has an entrance fee of 100 CZK.

Previous UP Sports Days

Archive of Sports Day 2023 including detailed photo gallery

Photo reportage from UP Sports Day 11 May 2022

Invitation to UP Sports Day 11 May 2022

Invitation to UP Sports Day 15 May 2019

Photo reportage from UP Sports Day 9 May 2018

Invitation to UP Sports Day 9 May 2018

Photo reportage from UP Sports Day 10 May 2017

Invitation to UP Sports Day 10 May 2017

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