Thursday 15 August 2019

Map of the start and finish areas of the Solidarity Marathon / Maraton Solidarności (Copyright © 2012 Hendrik Böttger / runinternational.eu)

 

The Solidarity Marathon (Polish: Maraton Solidarności) is held annually on August 15, the feast of the Assumption of Mary, an important feast day in Poland.

Approximately 600 to 900 runners from all over the world take part in this road running event every year.

The course is 42.195 kilometres long and certified by IAAF and PZLA, the Polish Athletic Association.

It's a point-to-point race through the Tricity, a conurbation of three cities on the Baltic coast — the shipbuilding cities of Gdynia and Gdańsk and the chic beach resort of Sopot in between.

The route, which is gently-undulating, begins at the Pomnik Ofiar Grudnia 1970 ("Monument to the Victims of 1970") in the city of Gdynia.

The finish line is on Długi Targ ("Long Market"), a beautiful square in the historic centre of Gdańsk.

Runners are given five and a half hours to complete the course.

The Solidarity Marathon commemorates the workers who were killed by Polish communist army and police during the strikes and riots of December 1970 in northern Poland. In August 1980, after more strikes, the Solidarność ("Solidarity"), the first independent trade union in a Warsaw Pact country, was born at the Gdańsk shipyard.

 

25. Maraton Solidarności:

Date:

  • 15 August 2019 (Thursday)

Number of finishers:

  • 2018: 610
  • 2017: 738
  • 2016: 630
  • 2015: 724
  • 2014: 877

Event website:

 

Map of the venue (blue: start; red: finish):

 

No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.