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Race previews PKO Poznań Half Marathon

01 January 2019, 8am

Poznań is easy to get to and even more welcoming once you’re there

Fast and friendly

12th PKO Poznań Half Marathon
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Poznań Half Marathon is one of the largest running events in Poland and attracts over 10,000 competitors. Runners come from within Poland and from many other countries all over the world.

Poznan is the fifth largest city in Poland and located in the western part of the country about 260km from Berlin. Transport is easy by road or by air. In 2019 12,000 runners are expected to take part in this high-level run and to experience the best race atmosphere in Poland created by supporters lining the entire route. Each runner receives a carefully-prepared medal and T-shirt in an attractive starting package.

This year’s course is extremely fast and favourable for breaking records. The roads are flat and with long straights even though the course runs through the city centre. The pleasant scenery makes it possible for runners to feel as if they are tourists: the course goes through the old town and several charming parks as well as offering a view of the City stadium and going past Malta Lake where many international rowing and kayaking events take place. Along the whole length of the route runners are supported by special bands, drummers, fans bearing banners or banging pots with spoons – it is a city event that all residents live for.

The organisers’ office and all of the infrastructure for the start and finish is located at the Poznań International Fair in the heart of Poznań close to the railway station, bus station and even the airport, which allows easy access both for city residents and visitors. Every runner can take a shower and have a massage after the run (massages are also available on the route) then drink a free beer from the Fortuna Brewery or take tea. Both on the route and at the finish line isotonic drinks, water, bananas, chocolate and sugar are available and receiving the warming cheers of volunteers is compulsory.

Registration is available at:

The entry fee charged depends on the date of registration:

  • applications until 28 February 2019. – PLN 90,
  • applications 1 – 31 March 2019 – 110 PLN,
  • applications 1 – 11 April 2019 – 130 PLN,
  • applications on 12 & 13 April 2019 – 150 PLN (only in cash in the Half Marathon Office)


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