Kraków (Poland), Sunday 15 May 2016

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


Held in Poland's ancient capital of Kraków (also known as Cracow), a lively and beautiful city with a population of 760,000, the Cracovia Maraton attracts an international crowd of more than 4,500 marathon runners.

The race begins and ends on Rynek Głowny, Europe's largest medieval town square — and a real showpiece of a square (pictured).

At the time of writing this article, no details on this year's marathon route had been published. You'd better check the official event website for more details.

Last year, participants ran two laps of a mostly-flat 21.1km-long course. The route took the runners through the Old Town (which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978), through green areas, along the River Wisła, and past the Royal Castle and Cathedral on Wavel Hill.

The top finishers were Taras Salo of Ukraine (2:17:03) and Hellen Jepkosgei Kimutai of Kenya (2:43:04).


Country: Poland

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

Date: 15 May 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 42.195km

Start time: 9.00

Time limit: 6 hours

Start/finish area: Rynek Główny (main square)

Race centre: Stadion Miejski im. Henryka Reymana (Henryk Reyman City Stadium), ul. Reymonta 22 (12-14 May 2016)

Entries: online with payment by bank transfer (up to 6 May 2016); late entries on 12/13/14 May 2016; no entries on the day; free entry to runners aged 60 years or over

Entry fees: 100/130/200 PLN (up to 31 March/6 May/14 May 2016)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 22.62 EUR (February 2016)

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

You get: pasta party (Saturday 14.00-20.00); T-shirt; fruit, sweets and drinks on the course; finisher medal, a meal after the race; free accommodation option in a sports hall (on reservation)

Showers, changing facilities, bag storage: yes

Prizes: to the first six men and women; to the first three in each age group

Number of finishers 2015: 4574

Event website:


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.