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If you’re looking to take part in some races in beautiful locations with great scenery and excellent organisation then look no further than Poland. We can arrange race entry, accommodation, transfers, pre-race meals and post-race entertainment as well as the all-important English speaking assistance. Races take place in Krakow, Warsaw and Wroclaw; please see below for more details. Poland currently stages three main full distance marathons (26.2 miles/42.195 km), although there are also a number of other interesting races in Krakow and Warsaw which are well worth doing.


Full Marathons

Cracovia Marathon – April/May

Taking place in the beautiful city of Krakow, the Krakow marathon is now in its 15th year and attracts runners from all over Europe. The route consists of two laps of 13.1 miles and takes you past some of the major Krakow sites such as Wawel Castle and The Rynek, with the race being well supported by the local people. The route is also quite flat so it makes for a good chance to obtain a PB and all entrants get a t-shirt and a souvenir medal. Approximately 5000 runners take part in the race, with a number of elite runners coming from as far afield as Kenya and Ethiopia to take part.< br/>

Warsaw Marathon - April

The capital city of Poland, Warsaw, can also boast a great marathon which is well attended. It is one of the oldest races in Poland as it has been running since 1979. As well as the marathon there are also other events running at the same weekend such as a 5km race and a handbike marathon. There is also a large running expo. The marathon itself is a great way to see some of the sites in Warsaw; you will get to run through such parts of Warsaw as Praga Północ and Saska Kępa, as well as a total
of five different parks which make it one of the greenest marathons in Europe. Much like the Krakow marathon, the marathon in Warsaw is well attended by spectators, with around 7000 runners taking part.

Wroclaw Marathon - September

Much like the other two marathons, the Wroclaw marathon is also a very picturesque route which takes in all of the city’s top monuments. It was first ran in 1983, consisting mainly of Polish competitors, however this has changed in recent years with elite athletes as well as tourists coming
to Wroclaw to take part. It is slightly smaller than the marathons in Krakow and Warsaw in terms of competitors, however numbers have grown in recent years and it can now boast around 5000 runners.

Other Runs

As well as the marathons mentioned above there are some other interesting races in Poland which are worth a look for any running fanatics.

Warsaw Uprising Run

Taking place every year to commemorate the Warsaw Uprising, the uprising run is one of the more unique races in Poland. With runners wearing Polish arm bands, the 10km race is run as a mark of respect with little emphasis on timings and places. Known for having a great atmosphere, the race is well attended as local people gather to remember the events of that fateful day.

Bledow Desert Run

It’s a little known fact amongst tourist that Poland is home to the only desert in central Europe. Situated about an hour’s drive from Krakow, the Bledow desert is a real desert smack bang in the middle of Poland. And what’s more you get the chance to compete in a race through the desert each year, with a 7km and half marathon option available. Whilst it’s a unique opportunity, the majority of the race is run on soft sand which makes in an extremely tough race!

Three Mound Run

Situated in Krakow are three historic mounds, and once a year there is a 13km race between them all. A favourite event of many local runners, the race takes in spectacular scenery and will perhaps take you to parts of the city you wouldn’t normally see. The race is quite tough though with many
different hills on the route.

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