Warsaw (Poland), 25-26 April 2015

Poland's National Stadium in Warsaw, Stadion Narodowy w Warszawie (Photo: from Wikimedia Commons, Author: Przemysław Jahr; Public Domain)


Sponsored by a Polish oil company, the Orlen Warsaw Marathon has quickly become one of Central Europe's top road running events.

In 2014, almost 6,000 runners finished the 42.2km marathon, around 9,000 completed the 10km race, and approximately 10,000 took part in the ‘Charity Walkathon’, a 4.6km-long non-competitive fun run.

Tadese Tola of Ethiopia set an impressive course record of 2hr 6min 55sec for the marathon. Martin Mukule of Kenya was the fastest 10k finisher (29min 3sec).

Both races start and finish at Poland's National Stadium (pictured).

The fun run begins on Castle Square in Warsaw's historic city centre and ends, like the competitive races, at the National Stadium.

All routes are mostly flat and fast. The time limit to complete the course is 6hr for the marathon and 1hr 40min for the 10k. There is no time limit (and no timekeeping) for the fun run.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Warsaw / Warszawa

Date: 25-26 April 2015

Race distance: 4.6km (‘Charity Walkathon’); 10km, 42.2km (PZLA-certified)

Start time (4.2km): 17.00 (Saturday 25 April 2015)

Start time (10km, 42km): 9.30 (Sunday 26 April 2015)

Start area (4.6km): on Castle Square (Plac Zamkowy)

Start area (10km, 42km): at the National Stadium

Finish area: at the National Stadium

Entries: online (up to 19 April 2015); late entries in the race office in Warsaw (23-25 April 2015); no entries on the day; free entry to runners aged 70 years or over

Entry limit: 12,000 runners (4.6km); 10,000 runners (10km); 10,000 runners (42km)

Entry fees (4.6km): no entry fees

Entry fees (10km): 59 PLN (up to 19 April 2015), 100 PLN (up to 25 April 2015)

Entry fees (42km): 89 PLN (up to 19 April 2015), 150 PLN (up to 25 April 2015)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 23.61 EUR (November 2014)

You get (4.6km): T-shirt

You get (10km, 42km): goodie bag, chip timing, finisher medal; pasta party (42km only)

Changing facilities, showers, baggage storage: yes (for 10k and marathon runners)

Prizes (10km): to the first 10 M/F and to the first 6 teams (four runners)

Prizes (42km): to the first 10 M/F and to the first 3 in each category

Number of finishers 2014: 8809 (10km), 5816 (42km)

Event website (in Polish and English): www.orlenmarathon.pl


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