Żywiec (Poland), Sunday 2 April 2017

Jezioro Żywieckie (Lake Żywiec) as seen from Góra Żar (Mount Żar) - Author: pufacs / commons.wikimedia.org / Public Domain / Photo modified by runinternational.eu


The Półmaraton dookoła Jeziora Żywieckiego ("Half Marathon around Lake Żywiec") takes runners around the Jezioro Żywieckie, an 8km-long reservoir in the Beskid Mountains in southern Poland.

Last year, more than 2,200 runners from twelve countries completed the very undulating and challenging but also very scenic single-loop course.

The race begins and ends on the main square of Żywiec, an old beer-brewing town of about 32,000 residents, situated on the southern tip of the lake.

The time limit to finish the race is three hours.

This short and well-made video gives a fine impression of the event.


Country: Poland

Venue (Map): Żywiec (Bielsko-Biała 21km, Žilina 75km, Katowice 85km, Kraków 88km, Ostrava 90km)

Date: 2 April 2017 (Saturday)

Race distance: 21.1km (PZLA-certified)

Start time: 10.00

Start and finish: Rynek (main square)

Race centre:

  • TIC, ul. Zamkowa 2 (Saturday 8.00-20.00)
  • in the start/finish area (on the day 7.30-9.30)

Entries: online; entries close 24 March 2017

Entry fees:

  • PLN 60 (up to 15 January 2017)
  • PLN 80 (up to 28 February 2017)
  • PLN 100 (up to 24 March 2017)

Exchange rate: PLN 100 = ca. € 23

You get: a towel or a T-shirt, chip timing, a medal, drinks on the course, a meal

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

Number of finishers 2016: 2,244

Event website (in Polish, English and German):

Półmaraton dookoła Jeziora Żywieckiego - Half Marathon around Lake Żywiec - Event website: www.halfmarathon.zywiec.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.