Sunday 6 October 2024

Jerzy Ziętek Rondo and Spodek Arena, Katowice, Poland (Author: Antekbojar / / CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication / photo modified by


The Silesia Marathon is a road running event held annually in the autumn in the Upper Silesian urban area, a conurbation of more than 2.5 million people in the Silesia region in Poland.

Three race options are available:

  • 21.1km Silesia Half Marathon
  • 42.2km Silesia Marathon
  • 50km Silesia Ultramarathon

The races are undulating single-loop courses through a mix of urban and green areas in four cities: Katowice (the biggest city in the Silesian Metropolis), Mysłowice, Siemianowice Śląskie and Chorzów.

All races begin and end in Chorzów. The start is at Stadion Śląski (Silesian Stadium), a modern 55,000-seat stadium located in the vast Park Śląski (Silesian Park), one of Europe's largest city parks. The finish line is on the athletics track inside the stadium.

Both the marathon and the half marathon route have been certified by World Athletics and PZLA, the Polish Athletic Association.

The 50k ultramarathon is a relatively new event, held for the first time in 2019. The course has been certified by PZLA. Participants run two 4k-loops through Park Śląski and then a marathon.


Map of the venue:


16. Silesia Marathon:


  • 6 October 2024 (Sunday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  4.2km 21.1km 42.2km 50km
2023 --- 3,052 1,621 160
2022 --- 2,486 1,505 160
2021 --- 2,686 2,162 289
2020 --- 1,690 1,215 195
2019 1,248 2,808 1,681 211
2018 1,445 3,008 2,092 ---
2017 1,383 2,895 1,810 ---
2016 1,446 1,749 1,451 ---


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