Warsaw (Poland), Sunday 30 September 2012
Poland's brand-new National Stadium in Warsaw will play a prominent role in the Maraton Warszawski 2012. The new marathon route will start in front of the stadium and finish inside the stadium, a magnificent 58,500-seat arena on the River Vistula.
Participants will run a 42.2-kilometre loop which is very mildly undulating. Most of the course is on wide roads and boulevards. There are very few twists and turns.
The route takes runners through the city centre, around the Old Town, along the River Vistula, through residential areas, through the Natolin Nature Reserve on the southern edge of Warsaw, and finally past the beautiful Łazienki Park and a number of grand palaces and buildings.
Last year, a record number of over 4000 runners completed the marathon. The winners were Kenya's John Sammy Kibet (2:08:17) and Svietlana Stanko of Ukraine (2:31:28).
Venue (Map): Warsaw (Berlin 592km, Prague 611km, Vienna 692km)
Date: 30 September 2012 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km (IAAF-certified)
Start: 9.00 on Poniatkowskiego Bridge (Most Poniatowskiego), at the National Stadium (Stadion Narodowy)
Finish: in the National Stadium
Entries: online; payment by bank transfer or credit card; race limit 8000 runners
Entry fees: 100/150/200 PLN (until 31 Aug/until 21 Sep/after 21 Sep 2012)
Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 23.30 EUR (June 2012)
Race centre: open on 28 Sep 2012, 12.00-20.00; 29 Sep 2012, 10.00-20.00
You get: chip timing, T-shirt, finisher medal; massage service after the race; free accommodation option in the sports hall before the race
Prizes: to the first 3 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes
Number of finishers 2011: 4061
Event website (in Polish and English): maratonwarszawski.com
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