Kraków (Poland), Sunday 19 April 2015

Kraków, Poland (Photo: Author: Rj1979 / Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)


The Cracovia Maraton attracts an international crowd of more than 5,000 marathon runners to Poland's ancient capital of Kraków, a lively and beautiful city with a population of 760,000.

The route, which consists of two laps of a 21.1km-long course, is very spectator-friendly as it contains several out-and-back sections, so that runners move within a radius of three kilometres from the start/finish area on Rynek Głowny, Europe's largest medieval town square — and a real showpiece of a square (pictured).

Participants get a fine impression of the many different facets of the city as they run through the Old Town (which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978), through green areas, along the River Wisła, past the castle and cathedral on Wavel Hill, and — like in most city marathons — through some less picturesque areas.

The course is traffic-free and mostly flat, with some gently-undulating sections.

The time limit to finish the race is six hours.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Kraków (Warsaw 295km, Budapest 394km, Bratislava 439km, Vienna 452km, Prague 516km, Berlin 597km)

Date: 19 April 2015 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.2km

Start time: 9.00

Start and finish: Rynek Główny (main square)

Race centre: Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana (Henryk Reyman City Stadium), ul. Reymonta 22 (16-18 April 2015, until 20.00; on the day 6.00-7.30)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer; late entries on 16-18 April 2015; no entries on the day; free entry to runners aged 60 or over

Entry fees*: 100/150/200 PLN (up to 11 March/13 April/18 April 2015)

*Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 24 EUR

Timekeeping: bib chip timing

You get: pasta party (on Friday), shirt, finisher medal, a meal after the race; free accommodation option in a sports hall (on reservation)

Showers, changing facilities, baggage storage: yes

Prizes: to the first 6 M/F and to the first 3 in each age category

Number of finishers 2014: 5,378 (42km)

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