The medal is the culmination of many weeks’ hard work. We believe it is both a reward for your efforts and a joyful souvenir, a symbol of personal victory. Here is the medal for the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon – it will hang around your necks on September 24th.
The medal has the form of a symbolic ribbon, wrapping around Warsaw. The obverse shows the old and new architecture of the capital – the commemorative medal combines tradition and modernity. The city view also refers to the vicinity of the race start and finish, hence the skyscrapers. The Palace of Culture and Science is shown in the form of a walls close-up – the building facade can be seen at the “ribbon’s” bottom. The reverse bears the slogan 45 years of the Big Race and the event date. A space for engraving is also provided – for those who want to have their finish time written on the medal.
The medal’s co-designer and the sculptor of its main form is Krzysztof Pabiańczyk.