Łódź (Poland), Sunday 13 April 2014
This marathon race takes runners on a tour of Łódź, Poland's third-largest city with a population of 720,000 people, and a fascinating place to visit for its immense industrial heritage and its vibrant cultural scene.
Entrants can choose between the 10k race or the marathon which is held on a new, gently-undulating, IAAF-certified, and traffic-free course.
The 10k is a single loop around and through the Park na Zdrowiu, the largest park in the city and home to various sports venues, an amusement park, a botanical garden, and a zoo.
Participants in the marathon run also through the city centre and residential areas, and through the Łagiewniki reserve forest in the northern part of the city.
The marathon route passes many grand buildings, for instance the magnificent Izrael Poznański palace and factory complex.
Both races finish inside the Atlas Arena, a 10,400-seat multi-purpose hall.
In 2013, over 1600 runners took part in the 10k race, and more than 1000 finished the marathon. The time limit to complete the course is six hours.
Venue (Map): Łódź (130km from Warsaw, 264km from Krakow, 463km from Berlin, 489km from Prague)
Date: 13 April 2014 (Sunday)
Race distance: 10km; 42.2km (IAAF-certified)
Start: at 9.00 on aleja Unii Lubelskiej
Finish: in the Atlas Arena, ulica Bandurskiego 7
Entries: online (up to 4 April 2014); late entries in the race centre (on 11 and 12 April 2014); entry limit 5000 runners in each race; free entry for runners aged 60 years or over
Entry fees (10km): 30/40/50/80 PLN (up to 31 Dec 2013/28 Feb/10 Apr/12 Apr 2014)
Entry fees (42km): 80/100/120/180 PLN
Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 24 EUR (December 2014)
Race centre: Atlas Arena (Friday 12.00-21.00; Saturday 9.00-18.00)
You get: pasta party (on Saturday), T-shirt, goodie bag, chip timing, finisher medal, a meal after the race, baggage storage; free accommodation option in a sports hall (on Saturday)
Prizes (42km): to the first 6 men and women and to the first 3 in each category
Number of finishers 2013: 1609 (10km), 1016 (42km)
Event website (in Polish and English): www.lodzmaraton.pl
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