Łódź (Poland), Sunday 23 April 2017

The Łódź Maraton route passes these buildings on Piotrkowska (Author: Julo / Source: fotopolska.eu / commons.wikimedia.org / Public Domain / image cropped by runinternational.eu)


The Maraton Łódź takes runners on a tour of Łódź, Poland's third-largest city with a population of 700,000 people, and a fascinating place to visit for its immense industrial heritage and its vibrant cultural scene.

Two race distances are available, a 10k and a marathon.

The start is at the futuristic Atlas Arena, one of Poland's biggest indoor arenas. The finish line is inside the arena.

The event might fill up ahead of time, so you may want to register early:

Race distance
Number of finishers 2016
Entry limit 2017
10km 2,683 3,000 runners
42.2km 1,708 2,000 runners


Both races start off at the same time (at 9am) but they head in different directions.

So, with a maximum number of 3,000 fellow competitors on a gently-undulating course, the event offers a fine opportunity to set a PB over the 10k or the marathon distance. Both routes are accurately measured, certified and traffic-free.

In 2016, Abraw Misganaw of Ethiopia was the fastest marathon finisher in a time of 2hr 13min 24sec. Racheal Jemutai Mutgaa of Kenya was the first lady across the line in 2hr 31min 41sec.

The time limit is 90 minutes for the 10k and six hours for the marathon.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Łódź (130km from Warsaw, 264km from Krakow, 463km from Berlin, 489km from Prague)

Date: 23 April 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km (PZLA-certified); 42.195km (PZLA- and IAAF-certified)

Start time: 9.00

Start area: at the Atlas Arena, ulica Bandurskiego 7

Finish area: in the Atlas Arena

Race centre: Atlas Arena (Friday 12.00-21.00; Saturday 9.00-18.00)

Entries: online (up to 16 April 2017); late entries on 21 and 22 April 2017 if the entry limit has not been reached; no entries on the day

Entry fees (10km):

  • PLN 49 (up to 31 December 2016)
  • PLN 59 (up to 31 January 2017)
  • PLN 69 (up to 16 April 2017)
  • PLN 100 (up to 22 April 2017)

Entry fees (42km):

  • PLN 79 (up to 31 December 2016)
  • PLN 99 (up to 31 January 2017)
  • PLN 129 (up to 16 April 2017)
  • PLN 180 (up to 22 April 2017)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. € 23 (January 2017)

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

You get: T-shirt, goodie bag, refreshments on the course, finisher medal, supervised bag storage

Pasta party: Saturday 14.00-18.00 (included in the entry fees for the 42.2km marathon)

Prizes (10km, 42km): to the first 6 men and 6 women and to the first 3 in each age group (prizes are not cumulative)

Event website (in Polish and English): www.lodzmaraton.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.