A running festival in the capital. At 8.00 am, participants of the 43rd Warsaw Marathon ran out to the streets. After 12, they will be joined by half-marathon runners. There are great difficulties in traffic.
For the 43rd time, participants of the Warsaw Marathon ran out onto the streets of Warsaw. In addition to the royal distance run, shorter distances will also be organized. There will also be a half-marathon, a relay run and a 5-kilometer run.
Therefore, Warsaw residents must take into account communication difficulties in six districts (Śródmieście, Mokotów, Praga Północ, Praga Południe, Żoliborz, Bielany), which began on Saturday, when the streets around the start and finish of the runs were closed.
After the start of the marathon runners, traffic on Aleje Jerozolimskie was closed. In addition, trams were directed to the detours. The trains no longer run along the following streets: gen. W. Andersa, A. Mickiewicza, Międzyparkowa, Jagiellońska and Ratuszowa, and the Poniatowski Bridge.
43. Warsaw Marathon – route
The route of the royal distance leads through Śródmieście, Mokotów, Praga Północ and Południe, as well as Żoliborz and Bielany. The start was located on Konwiktorska Street in Muranów. The runners started in four rounds: 8.00, 8.15, 8.30, 8.45. They have a maximum of 6 hours and 30 minutes to complete the route.
The competitors running the royal distance set off from Konwiktorska Street in Warsaw’s Muranów. The first leg of the route will cover Śródmieście, Żoliborz and both Prague. After the start, the competitors will go along Andersa and Mickiewicza Streets to Wilson Square, then along Krasińskiego Street towards Wybrzeże Gdyńskie, and there, along the Vistula, the route will lead to the Gdański Bridge, where the runners will cross the river and run to Praga Północ. On the right side of the Vistula River, they will head south, towards the National Stadium. Finally, they will cross the Świętokrzyski Bridge, which will end the first stage of the competition.
The second stage will be in Śródmieście and Mokotów. The competitors will run along Kruczkowski, Rozbrat and Wroński Streets to Gagarina Street. They will turn back there and along the following streets: Belwederska, Aleje Ujazdowskie and Krakowskie Przedmieście, they will reach the intersection of Muranowska and Bonifraterska Streets.
The third stage will again include Żoliborz and Bielany. There, runners along Podleśna Street will once again run to the Gdynia Coast and once again run to the Gdański Bridge. In Praga Północ, they will run along the zoo to the Świętokrzyski Bridge, and finally they will find themselves in Powiśle and finish their competition on the Gdańsk Coast. The finish line will be located at the height of the Multimedia Fountain Park.
Main photo source: PAP / Paweł Supernak