Dębno (Poland), Sunday 7 April 2013
This classic in the Polish running calendar attracts around 1000 runners to the small town of Dębno, located near the Germany-Poland border, about 100 kilometres east of Berlin.
Over the years, plenty of top runners have participated in the Dębno Marathon, 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 2012, the top finishers were David Kiprono Metto of Kenya (2:12:53) and Volha Mazuronak of Belorussia (2:33:56).
The course is certified and fast and consists of two loops, mostly through forests and rural areas to the south of Dębno. The time limit to complete the course is five hours.
Venue (Map): Dębno (100km from Szczecin, 108km from Berlin, 178km from Poznan, 388km from Prague)
Date: 7 April 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km
Start: 11.00 on Kostrzyńska Street, Dębno
Finish: Mickiewicza Street 8, Dębno
Entries: online or by post
Entry fees: 100/200/300 PLN (until 10 March/5 April/7 April 2013)
Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 24.40 EUR (December 2012)
Timing: ChampionChip (no chip rental fees or deposit)
Race centre: sports hall, ul. Piłsudskiego 10 (6 April 2013, 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 the 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 2012: 1091
Event website (in Polish, German, and English): maratondebno.pl
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