Registration for the 17th Warsaw Half Marathon has just started. Do you run? Have you been running and want to get back in shape after a break? Are you looking for a new challenge? You can’t miss the start in the event that for years has mobilized thousands of people to start the running season and set their first training goals.
The history of half marathon and record popularity
The first Warsaw Half Marathon was on 26th of March in 2006. The race was completed by 1066 runners. It didn’t take long for the popularity of the event to grow. In 2013, we witnessed a beautiful moment for Polish running- for the first time in history, the finish line was crossed by more than 10.000 runners. The magic boundary has been broken! In 2019 the next attendance record with a symbolic number of 100.0000 was established. In 2023-when running comes back to life and regains popularity after the pandemic- we have a chance to return to the tradition of more than 10.000 runners at the finish line- sign up and become part of another great event in Polish’s capital.
Excellent and fast 2022- what will 2023 bring?
We witnessed two records last year! The Ethiopian representative covered the distance of the half-marathon in 01:08:55, at the same time breaking the record of the event, which lasted for 9 years. Among men, the Tanzanian representative, Emanuel Giniki Gisamoda, triumphed- his result was 01:00:30. The upcoming edition is another chance for record-breaking results. Will we again witness impressive records? We will find out in March!
Registration for the race
There are two ways to sign up for the run- traditionally by paying the entry fee, or through charity- by setting up a #BiegamDobrze fundraiser. You can register for the run through the form found at registration.maratonwarszawski.com. It is worth signing up as early as possible for at least two reasons. First- lower entry fee. Second- signing up for the race is motivating for training.
#RunningGood- will feel LIGHT running for the RIGHT purpose
As part of the charity campaign, everyone can choose one of 8 charities and support it by running. For registration choose the charity option and set up a virtual collection in the #RunningGood system. By encouraging your friends to support your collection, you raise funds to support your chosen charity. When you raise the minimum amount, you will receive a race kit as a gift from the organization.
With #RunningGood, we have already raised over 7 million zlotys for important social purposes! Join the heroes with orange starting numbers and remember that you will feel LIGHTER running for the RIGHT purpose.
Getting back in shape and new challenges
Organized sports events and a vibrant crowd of thousands of runners have a lot of magic. There is no better time than spring to get back in shape! If your period of detraining has extended, if you want to compete for a personal best, get back to the form from the previous years or start running- do it now. If you are thinking of making your debut at a longer distance- the Warsaw Half Marathon is the perfect choice. Last year, the event hosted more than two thousand debutantes, who faced the 21-kilometer route for the first time. 2023 could be your year! Join!