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Warsaw. Runners will celebrate the Constitution of May 3. Difficulties in the very center

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The annual May 3 Constitution Run will start at 11 a.m. The five-kilometer running route starts and ends at Trzech Krzyży Square. Some streets in the capital city center will be closed to traffic. In connection with the celebration of the anniversary of the introduction of the Constitution of May 3, celebrations with the participation of the President of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Duda, will be held at Castle Square.

The Constitution Run on May 3 is an event that has become a permanent part of the capital's running calendar. The next stops of the series are the Warsaw Uprising Run and the Independence Run. The Warsaw Running Triad is the largest running cycle in Poland, giving the opportunity to joyfully celebrate the anniversaries of events important to the history of the country. Similarly to 2023, Triada is organized in cooperation with the Warsaw Marathon Foundation and the Warsaw Marathon Foundation.

A simple and fast route

The route of the Constitution of May 3 run will be similar to last year. Only the starting and finishing places will change, which will be located at Trzech Krzyży Square. Runners will run along a straight and very fast route. Immediately after the start, they will reach the General Charles de Gaulle roundabout and turn into Aleje Jerozolimskie. Then they will pass the National Museum and the Polish Army Museum and run to the Poniatowski Bridge. After running off the bridge, they will make a U-turn at the Washington Roundabout to return along the same route, but in the opposite lane. The finish line will be located in the same place where the start took place.

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On Friday, May 3, from 4 a.m. drivers cannot enter Trzech Krzyży Square. Only travel between Książęca and Żurawia is possible.

Most changes along the entire race route are planned between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Then the entrance to Trzech Krzyży Square will be completely closed. From 10.30 a.m. drivers driving along Aleje Jerozolimskie from the Dmowski roundabout will have to turn right into Krucza Street. On the Praga side, the entrance to the Poniatowski Bridge will be closed.

32. Constitution Run – routeUM Warszawa

Changes in bus and tram routes

According to the capital's city hall, during the closure of Aleje Jerozolimskie, the Poniatowski Bridge and the Washington Roundabout, tram traffic on these streets and Aleja Washington will be suspended. Tram lines: 7, 9, 22 and 24, on the Śródmieście side, will reach Starynkiewicza Square. In turn, in Praga there are line trains 7 and 22 they will go from Washington to Wiatraczna, however 9 and 24 to the loop at Aleja Zieleniecka.

Buses from the following lines will also run on changed routes: 108, 111, 116, 117, 118, 123, 127, 138, 146, 147, 158, 166, 180, 222, 503, 507, 509, 517 and 521. Those that cross the Vistula River will be directed through the Łazienkowski Bridge, except 166which will cross the Świętokrzyski Bridge.

Celebrations at Castle Square

The celebrations of the 233rd anniversary of the adoption of the May 3rd Constitution have been ongoing since the morning. At. At 8.30 a.m. at the Presidential Palace began the ceremony of awarding the president with the nomination to the position of General Commander of the Armed Forces, Commander of the Territorial Defense Forces and general nomination in the Polish Armed Forces.

See also: The President presented command nominations

An hour later, in the Archcathedral Basilica of the Martyrdom of St. John the Baptist in Warsaw, a mass was planned for the homeland.

However, at The 11th president will award state decorations during a ceremony at the Royal Castle. The head of state is scheduled to speak at noon.

The May Third National Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the adoption of the May 3rd Constitution in 1791. The document was the first constitution in modern Europe, and the second in the world after the American one. The anniversary of the adoption of the Constitution on May 3 is a holiday established in 1919. During the period of the Polish People's Republic, its public celebration was prohibited, but it became a public holiday again in 1990.

Main photo source: Mateusz Szmelter, tvnwarszawa.pl

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