Katowice - Chorzów (Poland), Sunday 12 May 2013

Silesia Marathon, Poland - music on the course (Copyright © 2013 Silesia Marathon)


The Silesia Marathon takes place in the Upper Silesian Industrial Region, a conurbation of more than 2.5 million people in southern Poland.

The event offers a full marathon and a half marathon, held on an undulating and varied course through a mix of urban and green areas.

The start is in the city of Katowice. The finish line is in the expansive "Silesian Culture and Recreation Park" in the city of Chorzów, about four kilometres from the start.

The first half of the marathon route is a loop through Katowice.

Half marathon runners join the field for the second half of the course which is run through the cities of Siemanowice Śląskie and Chorzów.

Over 700 athletes completed the marathon last year, and 400 took part in the half marathon. The fastest marathon finishers were Grzegorz Czyż (2:42:04) and Ewa Kalarus (3:11:44). The time limit to finish the marathon race is 6 hours.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Katowice (Kraków 83km, Warsaw 292km, Bratislava 364km, Vienna 391km)

Date: 12 May 2013 (Sunday)

Distance: 21.1km, 42.2km (IAAF-certified)

Start time: 9.00 (42km), 11.00 (21km)

Start: at the "Spodek" arena, Katowice

Finish: "Wojewódzki Park Kultury i Wypoczynku" ("Silesian Culture and Recreation Park"), Chorzów

Entries: online (until 5 May 2013), payment by credit card; late entries on 10 and 11 May 2013; no entries on the day

Entry fees (21km and 42km): 60/80/120/160 PLN (until 10 Feb/14 Apr/5 May/11 May 2013)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 24 EUR (January 2013)

Race centre: Exhibition hall Kapelusz (at the finish in Chorzów): 10 May 17.00-20.00; 11 May 10.00-20.00; on the day 6.30-7.30

You get: technical T-shirt, goodie bag, finisher medal, a meal after the race, bus service between start and finish (before the race), free use of public transport on race day; free accommodation option in a sports hall (before the race)

Prizes: (?)

Changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Award ceremony: 14.30

Number of finishers 2012: 731 (42km), 396 (21km)

Event website: www.silesiamarathon.pl


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.