Poznań (Poland), Sunday 13 October 2013
The Poznań Marathon is one of Poland's biggest running events — although the race takes place just two weeks after the Warsaw Marathon.
Last year, about 5500 runners took part in the 42.2km race through Poznań, a dynamic city with a population of 550,000, located on the Berlin-Warsaw rail line.
This year, the race features a new course which begins and ends at the Poznań International Fair, about two kilometres west of Poznań's Old Town. The route is an undulating, AIMS-certified loop around the city centre, mostly on main roads.
In 2012, the fastest finishers were Edwin Kirui of Kenya (2:17:38) and Sviatlana Kouhan of Belarus (2:35:08). The time limit to complete the course is six hours.
Venue (Map): Poznań (276km from Berlin, 308km from Warsaw, 433km from Prague)
Date: 13 October 2013 (Sunday)
Race distance: 42.2km (AIMS/IAAF-certified)
Start: 9.00 on Grunwaldzka Street (Ulica Grunwaldzka)
Finish: Poznań International Fair (MTP - Międzynarodowe Targi Poznańskie)
Entries: online; entries close 2 Oct 2013; race limit 10,000 runners
Entry fees: 100/150/200 PLN (up to 31 Aug/17 Sep/2 Oct 2013)
Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 23.75 EUR (September 2013)
Timing: chip timing (included in the entry fees)
Race centre: Poznań Sport Fair, Poznań International Fair (11 and 12 Oct 2013, 9.00-21.00)
You get: T-shirt, chip timing, finisher medal, massage service, a meal after the race; free accommodation in a sports hall before the race (on reservation, for 900 runners)
Showers and changing facilities: yes
Prizes: to the first 10 M/F and to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2012: 5425
Event website: marathon.poznan.pl
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