Dębno (Poland), Sunday 3 April 2016

Dębno Marathon, ca. 1966-1968 (Copyright © 2013 Dębno Marathon)


The marathon in Dębno, a small town near the Germany-Poland border, is a classic in the Polish running calendar.

Held for more than 40 years, the race has attracted many international top runners, for instance England's Ron Hill who won the 1975 race in 2:12:35, or Christa Vahlensieck of Germany, the first woman winner in Dębno in 1979 (2:41:57).

In 2015, the marathon had 1,820 finishers. The winners were the Kenyan athletes Felix Kipkorir Kandogo (2:14:28) and Rebecca Jepchuchir Korir (2:44:52).

The event has become so popular that all 2,300 bibs for this year's 43rd Maraton Dębno were sold in less than nine days. Entries were closed on 9 January 2016, almost three months before the start.

The course is flat and fast, it is accurately measured and certified by the Polish Athletic Association, and it is closed to traffic for the time of the race.

It consists of four laps — two loops through Dębno and two longer loops through forests, rural areas and villages.

The time limit to finish the marathon is five hours.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Dębno (100km from Szczecin, 108km from Berlin, 178km from Poznan, 388km from Prague)

Date: 3 April 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.195km (PZLA-certified)

Start: at 11.00 on ul. Kostrzyńska

Finish: on ul. Mickiewicza

Race centre: Hala sportowo-rehabilitacyjna, ul. Piłsudskiego 10 (2 April 2016, 10.00-22-00; 3 April 2016, 7.00-9.30)

Entries: online (up to 31 March 2016); entry limit: 2300 runners; no entries on the day

--- The race is sold out! ---

Entry fees: 135 PLN (up to 15 March 2016), 250 PLN (up to 31 March 2016)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 23 EUR (January 2016)

Timekeeping: bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: pasta party (on Saturday); T-shirt; fruit, sweets and drinks on the course; finisher medal; finisher bag; massage service; a meal after the race; free accommodation option in a sports hall (before the race, on reservation)

Prizes: to the first 10 men and 6 women, to the first 3 in each age group

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Number of finishers 2015: 1,820

Event website: maratondebno.pl


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