Sunday April 30th, 2017
The Marathon, organised since 2002 is one of the most popular running events in Poland. It is also the event which brings the biggest number of international participants, who every year come to Krakow to compete. So far, the Cracovia Marathon has seen participants from 55 countries.
The Sports Infrastructure Management Board of Krakow is leading the project of the most prestigious award for the marathon runners – the Crown of Polish Marathons. In order to receive the title and the crown, a runner has to finish five marathons: Dębno Marathon, Cracovia Marathon, Wroclaw Marathon, Warsaw Marathon and Poznan Marathon within 24 months, starting from the date of the first completed run. The number of people who were awarded the Crown of Polish Marathons medal is still increasing, and in December 2016 there were almost 7500 runners, who have completed this daunting challenge.
The competition on the 42 195 metre route will yet again be the conclusion of the Krakow Runners’ Meeting series.
The three-day long celebration of running will start with the Night Run (10 kilometres) on Friday, 28th of April. On Saturday (29th of April) the following events will be organised: Piotr Gładki Mini Cracovia Marathon (4,2 kilometres) and Cracovia Inline Skating Marathon (full marathon distance). Both those events were first organised during the 5th edition of the Cracovia Marathon in 2006. Mini Cracovia Marathon is commemorating the winner of the 4th edition of the event, who was the first (and only) Polish runner to ever win the race. Two weeks later he died in tragic car accident.
On the day before the main competition, many attractions and activities will await the participants and the fans, including runs and sporting activities for children.