Dębno (Poland), Sunday 6 April 2014
The marathon in Dębno, a small town near the Germany-Poland border, is a classic in the Polish running calendar. Over the last 40 years, many top runners have taken part in the race, including England's Ron Hill who won the 1975 race in 2:12:35, or Christa Vahlensieck of Germany, the first woman winner in Dębno in 1979 (2:41:57).
In 2013, the marathon had more than 1300 finishers. The winners were Desto Morkama Beriso of Ethiopia (2:13:48) and Agnieszka Gortel-Maciuk of Poland (2:40:03).
This year, the women's field might be particularly strong as the event will host the Polish Women's Marathon Championships.
The course is certified and fast. It consists of two short loops (ca. 4.2km each) through the town, followed by two longer loops through forests and rural areas.
The time limit to complete the course is five hours.
Venue (Map): Dębno (Szczecin 100km, Berlin 108km, Poznan 178km, Prague 388km)
Date: 6 April 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.195km (four laps: ca. 4.26km+4.23km+17.15km+16.55km)
Start: 11.00 on Kostrzyńska Street, Dębno
Finish: Mickiewicza Street 8, Dębno
Entries: online or by post; payment by bank transfer
Entry fees: 100/200/300 PLN (up to 9 March/4 April/6 April 2014)
Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 24 EUR (February 2014)
Timing: ChampionChip (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: ul. Piłsudskiego 10 (5 April 2014, 10.00-22-00; on the day 7.00-9.30)
You get: pasta party (on Saturday), chip timing, T-shirt,
goodie bag, finisher medal, massage service, a meal after the race; free
accommodation option in a sports hall (on Saturday)
Prizes: to the first 10 men and 6 women and to the first 3 in each category
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2013: 1342
Event website (in Polish, German, and English): maratondebno.pl
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