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The Warsaw Half Marathon is on Sunday, the first changes from Friday

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The 18th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Half Marathon and the accompanying New Balance High Five Run will take place on Sunday, March 24. There will be temporary traffic closures on the streets and changes in the operation of Warsaw Public Transport.

This year, the start of the half marathon will be in a new place: at the entrance to the Poniatowskiego Bridge, from the Washington Roundabout. The route is varied and fast – runners will be seen in the very center of Śródmieście, but also in Żoliborz, Bielany and both Praga districts.

On Sunday, March 24, from 7 a.m. there will be no trams on the bridge, and between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. the crossing will be completely closed to traffic.

The half-marathon runners will start at 11 a.m. The beginning of the route is a long straight – through the Poniatowskiego Bridge and Aleje Jerozolimskie to the Dmowski roundabout (the northern road will be closed to traffic from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.).

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From Śródmieście through Żoliborz to Bielany

The competitors will continue along Marszałkowska Street (road towards Bankowy Square), turn into Królewska Street (closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.) to reach Krakowskie Przedmieście (it will be impassable from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The next streets on the runners' route are: Miodowa, Bonifraterska and Muranowska (they will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The competitors will run, among others: next to the Presidential Palace, Castle Square, and also through Krasińscy Square.

Another long straight will take the competitors all the way to Bielany. They will run through Andersa and Mickiewicza streets towards the Ruda roundabout (roads in this direction will be closed from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.). The route continues along the following streets: Rudzka, Lektykarska (impassable between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.), Podleśnia and Gwiaździsta to Wisłostrada.

Quickly along Wisłostrada and to Praga

At the junction with Gwiaździsta Street, competitors will run onto the Wybrzeże Gdyńskie road towards the center (from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. closed on the section from the Skłodowska-Curie Bridge to the Gdański Bridge). Before the Gdański Bridge they will turn into Krajewskiego Street. Then Jeziorańskiego and Zakrętymska will run to Szymanowska (they will be closed to traffic from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). They will get to the Gdański Bridge via Słomińskiego Street (the road towards Praga-Północ will be closed from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.).

On the right bank, they will run towards the Hel Coast and further towards the Szczecin Coast (both streets will be closed to traffic from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.). From Okrzei Street, the competitors will turn into Jagiellońska and Zamoyskiego (closed to traffic from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) and will reach the finish line on the PGE Narodowy grounds.

Parking restrictions from Friday

Due to the construction of the running center and the finish line of the competition, from Friday, March 22, it will not be possible to enter or park on the grounds of the PGE National Stadium. The restrictions will apply until Sunday, March 24, until the end of the day.

On Sunday, cars will not be allowed to park on the streets along the race route, but also on selected road sections on detour routes. Restrictions will include, among others: Aleje Jerozolimskie, Marszałkowska, Królewska, Dolańskiego, Mickiewicza, Lektykarska, Wybrzeże Helskie or Okrzei.

18. Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Half Marathon – traffic changesUM Warsaw

Changes in public transport

The race route will be closed and opened in stages. Buses from the following lines will run on shortened routes throughout the day: 178 (Skorosze – Rondo Daszyńskiego), 222 (Spartańska – Bielańska), 503 (from Natolin Płn. it will be directed to Konstytucji Square), 518 (Nowodwory – Metro Marymont) i 521 (Falenica – Wiatraczna). At 8:00 a.m. the Poniatowskiego Bridge and the Poniatowskiego Avenue leading to it will be completely closed to traffic. Then, buses from the following lines will be diverted to detour routes: 111, 117, 146, 147, 158, 166 and 507.

Then, from 9:00 a.m., the streets along the half marathon route will be successively closed, and after the participants have run, they will be reopened. Bus lines: 102, 106, 107, 111, 114, 116, 117, 122, 125, 127, 128, 135, 146, 147, 157, 158, 162, 166, 175, 180, 181, 185, 197, 202, 409 , 500, 507, 517 and 520 they will change their routes

The same will apply to trams. Approximately At 7:00, tram traffic will be closed on Aleje Jerozolimskie, on the bridge and Aleja Poniatowskiego from Starynkiewicza Square to Washington Roundabout. The following tram routes will then change their routes: 7, 9, 22 and 24.

Once the runners are on the route, tram traffic will be closed in Żoliborz, on the streets: Andersa, Mickiewicza, Słowackiego and Międzyparkowa. This will change the routes of the lines: 6, 15 and 18.

Participants of the 18th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Half Marathon, as well as the New Balance High Five Run on Sunday, March 24, will be entitled to free travel on Warsaw Public Transport vehicles (buses, trams, metro, SKM, KM and WKD trains) based on their starting number. borders of ZTM ticket zone 1.

Competitors on the Warsaw Half Marathon route (video from 2023)Tomasz Zieliński/tvnwarszawa.pl

Main photo source: Tomasz Zieliński/tvnwarszawa.pl

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