Over the last few months, we have been working hard to organise this event in the safest way possible for you, for our volunteers, for ourselves and following current sanitary rules. We also undertook, together with the Association of Mass Events Organizers, a series of actions aimed to enable as many runners as possible to take part in the 42nd edition of Warsaw Marathon – symbol of persistence and tradition in sport. Only now we can tell you that this tradition of over 40 years will not be interrupted and we are more than happy to invite you to the 42nd edition of the race.
This year Warsaw Marathon will look differently, because the reality is now very different. The current limit of participants who can simultaneously compete on the route is 250 people. Therefore, we will do it 4 different times! On September 26th and 27th 1000 participants will run through the streets of Warsaw in 4 separate rounds, competing on a 5k loop in the heart of our city. We would like to thank everyone who made this possible. We also know that these kind of events are the ones you remember best.
At this moment nearly 2000 participants have paid their fee. Thank you for your trust. Because of the limit mentioned earlier the registration for the race is now closed and tomorrow a questionnaire will appear on the profiles of runners who already have their starting number assigned. By completing it you will be able to confirm your willingness to participate in the race or, for example, transfer your registration to next year’s edition of the marathon. If there are more people willing to start than there are available places on the list, a draw will be conducted on Thursday. You can find all the details about participants selection in race’s regulations on our website.
We know that some of you will be disappointed with the inability to participate in this year’s event. This is why we want to give you an opportunity to participate anyway. We would like to invite you all to take part in the virtual race. We will do everything to make you feel like participants of the real event while running on your favorite routes. Warsaw Marathon has never once stopped on its 42-year route. You shouldn’t stop either, be part of the history! To make this virtual race even more exciting it will be connected to our #BiegamDobrze charity. Last year we raised together 1.5 million zloty for different charity organisations.
We believe that this year’s event will not only be remembered by the difficult times we live in, but also by the amount of good we managed to do together. In the virtual race you will be able to participate on 4 different distances: 5k, 10k and half marathon and marathon. All the details about the virtual race, charity fundraisers and registration will be available on August 14th on event’s website.
On the marathon’s website you will soon find a preview of what the safety measures implemented during the event will look like, as well as all the details and answers to your questions.
Do your running and stay with us, we believe that the medal from this year’s edition will have a special place in many collections.