Piła (Poland), Sunday 4 September 2016
The Półmaraton Piła is one of Poland's most prestigious road running races.
Almost 3,100 runners finished the international half marathon last year. Kenya's Robert Wambua Mbithi won the race in a time of 1hr 2min 29sec. Maryna Damantsevich of Belarus set a new women's course record of 1hr 12min 13sec.
This year, the event incorporates the Polish Half Marathon Championships.
Starting and finishing in the town centre, the route consists of three different laps, approximately 3km, 4km and 14km long. The course is gently undulating.
Piła is a largely modern town of about 75,000 people in north-western Poland. There may not be many sights of historic interest in Piła but it's a pleasant and welcoming town with lots of green spaces and parks, and many forests, lakes and rivers nearby.
Venue (Map): Piła (Poznań 103km, Gdańsk 225km, Berlin 272km, Warsaw 357km)
Date: 4 September 2016 (Sunday)
Race distance: 21.1km (AIMS/IAAF-certified)
Start: at 11.00 on Aleja Piastów
Finish: Plac Zwycięstwa
Entries: online (up to 31 August 2016); late entries on 3 September 2016; no entries on the day
Entry limit: 3,500 runners
Entry fees: PLN 55/75/95 (up to 7 July/7 August/31 August 2016)
Exchange rate (August 2016): PLN 100 = ca. EUR 23.20
Race centre: in the sports hall of Szkoła Podstawowa nr 1, ul. Buczka 11, Piła (3 September 2016, 17.00-22.30; on the day 7.00-10.00)
You get: T-shirt, AIMS calendar, medal, voucher for the pasta party
Prizes: to the first 10 men and 10 women; to the first 3 in each age group
Number of finishers 2015: 3,092 (2,447 men and 645 women)
Event website (in Polish, English and German):
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