Warsaw (Poland), Saturday 23 April and Sunday 24 April 2016

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.

It offers races for runners of all abilities:

  • a 4.6km Charity Walkathon (entry limit: 10,000 participants)
  • a 10km run (10,555 finishers in 2015)
  • a 42.2km marathon (7,361 finishers in 2015)

The 4.6km Charity Walkathon, a non-competitive event for runners and walkers, is held on Saturday at 5pm. The route runs from the Royal Castle in Warsaw's Old Town across the River Wisła to Poland's National Stadium (pictured).

The 10k race and the marathon kick off on Sunday at 9.30am. The start and the finish are at the National Stadium. Both routes are mostly flat and fast, and they are certified by the Polish Athletic Association PZLA.

Last year, Berhanu Lemi of Ethiopia won the marathon in a time of 2hr 7min 57sec. His compatriot Fatuma Sado was the fastest woman in 2hr 26min 25sec.

The time limit to complete the course is 1hr 40min for the 10k and six hours for the marathon. There is no time limit (and no timekeeping) for the 4.6km charity run.

In 2016, the event will incorporate the Polish Men's Marathon Championships.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Warsaw / Warszawa

Date, start time — race distance:

  • Saturday 23 April 2016, 17.00 — 4.6km Charity Walkathon without timekeeping
  • Sunday 24 April 2016, 9.30 — 10km, 42.2km

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

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

Finish area: at the National Stadium

Race centre: at the National Stadium (21/22/23 April 2016)

Entries: online (up to 17 April 2016); late entries in the race office in Warsaw (21-23 April 2016); no entries on the day; free entry to runners aged 70 years or over

Entry fees (4.6km): no entry fees (donations welcome); entry limit: 10,000 participants

Entry fees (10km): 49 PLN (up to 17 April 2016), 60 PLN (up to 23 April 2016)

Entry fees (42km): 59 PLN (up to 17 April 2016), 100 PLN (up to 23 April 2016)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 22.55 EUR (February 2016)

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

You get (10km, 42km): bib chip timing, finisher medal; entrants can buy a starting pack and/or vouchers for the pasta party for an extra fee

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

Prizes (10km): to the first 10 men and 10 women and to the first 6 teams (4 runners); prizes are not cumulative

Prizes (42km): to the first 10 men and 10 women and to the first 3 in each age group; prizes are not cumulative

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


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.