This is how everything was organised at 2023 Warsaw Marathon. All information regarding 2024 edition will be available soon.
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Registration for races takes place on a dedicated website >>>
Registration for the Bridgestone Marathon Relay goes until September 18. After this time, registration for this race will not be possible.
Registration for the remaining races is open until September 23.
Signing up for the marathon and the 10 k race will also be possible directly at the Race Office of the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon.
IMPORTANT! The total pool of bib numbers for submissions after September 21, 2023 AND available at the Race Office is 200.
Details regarding fees for the bib number – basic package:
Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k:
The first 500 bib numbers, no later than July 31, 2023: PLN 69
From the moment the pool of the first 500 bib numbers is exhausted until July 31, 2023: PLN 79
August 1, 2023 till September 10, 2023: PLN 89
September 11, 2023 (incl. at the Race Office): PLN 99
45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon:
Until June 30, 2023: PLN 200
July 1, 2023 till July 31, 2023: PLN 225
August 1, 2023 to September 21, 2023: PLN 250
September 22, 2023 (incl. at the Race Office): PLN 300
Bridgestone Marathon Relay:
Throughout the registration period: PLN 300/team.
The participants can order these optional services:
New Balance thermo-active shirt: PLN 79
Engraving on the medal: PLN 25
BIB NUMBER PICK-UP
The bibs for the upcoming 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon, Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k, Bridgestone Marathon Relay and Nationale-Nederlanden Mini Marathon will be available at the Race Office located in the Palace of Culture and Science (Plac Defilad 1, entrance from Marszałkowska st).
Race Office opening hours:
• September 22, 2023 (Friday) – 14:00 – 20:00
• September 23, 2023 (Saturday) – 10:00 – 20:00
IMPORTANT! On the race day (Sunday), the Race Office will be closed.
Remember – queues form right at the office opening! Avoid crowds – unless you have to, please do not come at the very beginning of the Office operations. We work all day – you will definitely be able to pick up your bib.
If you collect the bib number in person – the package will be issued on production of an ID with a photo.
If you want to have the bib number picked up on your behalf – print and sign the race card (downloadable from the runner’s profile – YOUR EVENTS -> DOWNLOAD THE RACE CARD) and attach a scan or photo of your ID document with a photograph. Based on these two documents, another person will be able to pick up your bib.
The bibs for the Bridgestone Marathon Relay are collected by the captain or a person duly authorized by the captain in writing, on production of the race card signed by all the relay participants.
HOW TO REACH THE RACE OFFICE
As usual – we recommend using public transport! The Race Office is located in the Palace of Culture and Science – you can get there by the underground, Centrum station (M1).
ATTENTION! The car park at the PKiN from Friday (September 22) from 18:00 until Sunday (September 24) will NOT be open until the end of the day! Parking will be possible only in a limited number of public spaces along Al. Jerozolimskie and Świętokrzyska.
Dear Runners! Please use public transport and plan your arrival for the bib number well! Don’t leave your visit to the Race Office for the last minute!
#GoodRunning – THE CHARITY PROJECT
Charity Runners! During your visit to the Expo, be sure to visit your charity’s stand. Representatives of all charities will be waiting for you throughout the working hours of the Race Office!
Runners who did not manage to collect the minimum amount closed on August 31, 2023. In such cases, there is still a chance to sign up via the “traditional” path.
Fundraisers of runners who gathered the minimum amount (or exceeded it) last until October 4, 2023.
For participating charities click here >>>
HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE RACE CARD
Log in to the website:
2. Go to the YOUR EVENTS tab.
3. Select the DOWNLOAD RACE CARD button.
You are cordially invited you to visit Expo Sport&Fitness. Right next to the Race Office in the Palace of Culture and Science you will find stands with a wide range of sports equipment, running gadgets and supplements. It is also a good opportunity to talk to experts or do the last pre-event shopping.
The Expo will be open during the Race Office working hours.
RUNNER’S TOWN (START AND FINISH AREA)
The Warsaw Marathon is a celebration not just of runners, but also of their families, fans and all Warsaw residents. Together with our partners and invited institutions, we have prepared a whole lot of attractions in the Runners’ Town for everyone. The Runners’ Town (next to start and finish area) will be open on Saturday and Sunday. You will find there catering and entertainment zones for older and younger guests, the stage with a rich presentation schedule, MedBus from Nationale-Nederlanden, places to relax and get a chance to win prizes in competitions. We strongly encourage you to take a look at the Town – regardless of whether you run or cheer.
More details coming soon!
NATIONALE-NEDERLANDEN MINI MARATHON – CHILDREN AND TEENS’ RACES
All technical information about the Little Big Race can be found here >>>
HOW TO GET TO THE START – SUNDAY
The number of parking spaces in the immediate vicinity of the start is very limited. Due to the organisation of the event, the parking lot at the Palace of Culture and Science will not be available!
We recommend coming to the Race Office and to start area by public transport – the Centrum underground station is very close. Remember that on the race day you can use public transport (in Ticket Zone 1) free of charge, when you show your bib number.
Free reusable tickets enabling entry to the underground stations will be available at the INFO point of the Race Office.
RACE START TIMES AND PLACE
Nationale-Nederlanden Mini Marathon –
September 23, 2023 (Saturday) – from 11:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon –
September 24, 2023, 9:00 a.m.
Bridgestone Marathon Relay –
September 24, 2023, 9:00 a.m. (blended with the Marathon)
Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k –
September 24, 2023, 9:30 a.m.
Participants in direct drive wheelchairs start from the front line at:
8:57 a.m. for the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon
9:27 for Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k.
All races start from Emilii Plater street.
ORGANISATION – START AREA
* If you usually put on an extra layer of clothing before the start, we encourage you to put on warmer clothing that you will no longer need over your running clothes. You can thus ensure a sense of comfort while waiting in the start zone. Before the start, throw away unnecessary clothes over the railings – they will be collected and taken care of by “Ubrania do Oddania” (“Clothes to Give Away”) charity. Items collected as part of the „#BiegamDobrze – Biegiem do szafy!” campaign (“#GoodRunning – Run to the wardrobe!”) will support the collection of funds for bicycle racks needed in Warsaw facilities (1 kilo of used clothes = 1 PLN).
Have more unnecessary clothes and want to help? Fantastic! We shall soon inform you about a social project in which we will be able to clean wardrobes together!
* For all races, the start line will be closed approximately 10 minutes after the starter’s shot.
IMPORTANT! Please stand in the designated zone as per the marking on your bib number – the zones will be marked with flags along the start line. Assignment to a specific zone reflects the time declared in the application form. Remember: if you pay the entry fee after August 31, 2023, we cannot guarantee the allocation to the time zone reflecting the declared time.
Participation in 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon is open to everyone who will be 18 years old by September 24, 2023 at the latest (born before September 25, 2005).
The right to take part in Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k and Bridgestone Marathon Relay is only available to persons who will be 16 years old by September 24, 2023 at the latest, i.e. born before September 25, 2007.
Participation in Saturday’s Little Big Race is open to children and teenagers aged 3 to 16.
The route of the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon and the Bridgestone Marathon Relay >>>
Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k >>>
ATTENTION! For safety reasons, it is forbidden to move without a bib number on the race course. It is also forbidden to move on a bicycle, with Nordic Walking sticks, on a skateboard, scooter and other mechanical devices, or with animals. People who break the above ban will be removed from the course by the race staff. The exception are people with passes issued by the organiser.
Participants can use wheelchairs with direct drive. These runners, upon completing the application form with declared participation in the wheelchair category, must send a scan of document confirming their disability to: email@example.com.
It is not possible take part in other wheelchairs: indirect drive (e.g. hand-bike) or rim-push types.
HYDRATION AND NUTRITION POINTS
The hydration point of Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k will be located in the vicinity of 5 km. Magnesia mineral water will be available at the point. Details can be found on the route map >>>
Refreshment points at the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon will be equipped with MAGNESIA mineral water and located at intervals of approximately 2.5 kilometres starting from kilometre 5. In addition, at every second point, starting from kilometre 10, there will be isotonic drinks and YELLOW bananas.
Details can be found on the route map >>>
Remember that each refreshment point is about 100-metre long. You don’t have to run to the first table right away – by running to further tables you can help avoid “clogging up” of the zone.
Nutrition points always start and end with water tables. Detailed information on the products available at individual points can be found on the course maps.
IMPORTANT! After each refreshment zone, on the same side of the route, “drop-off zones” will be set up, where it will be possible to dispose of cups. We kindly ask you to throw litter in the marked zones. This will keep things tidy – let’s avoid throwing cups at the feet of those running behind you and contaminating the roadside.
TOILETS ALONG THE COURSE
Near each of the refreshment points, both of the Marathon and the 10 km run, there will be toilet booths.
Toilets for runners in direct drive wheelchairs will be located along the route of 45. Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon, behind refreshment points no. 4, 7, 10 and 13.
TRANSITION ZONES AND DEPOSITS – BRIDGESTONE MARATHON RELAY
* Distance division:
Leg 1: approx. 9.5 km,
Leg 2: approx. 19.1 km,
Leg 3: approx. 13.6 km.
Relay transition zones will be located near underground stations, facilitating the return to the Start/Finish area.
* Transition zones will have corridors, where the runners will be waiting to start. You can start your leg after being touched by a teammate who ends their leg.
* The 1st and 2nd leg runners receive their medals and drinks in their transition zones.
* Runners in the 2nd and 3rd leg reach the appropriate transition zones on their own.
IMPORTANT! Runners from the second and third leg must line up in the transition zones along the course. It is forbidden to make changes outside the designated transition zones.
You will receive a deposit bag along with the bib number. To deposit your stuff, you must put a sticker with your number on the bag. You will need your bib number to collect your deposit in a designated zone.
The deposits will be placed in special vans. The van number where you can drop off your deposit and then collect it from can be found on the bib number. Deposit vans with deposits will be located in the finish area – near the Palace of Culture and Science from ul. Marszałkowska (plus at special zones for Relay – Leg 1 and Leg 2). The exact location of main deposits will be shown on the map of the Runners’ Town.
Deposits for Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k runners will be open from 7:30 until 12:00.
Deposits for the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon will be open from 7:30 until 16:00.
Deposits of Bridgestone Marathon Relay runners operate in accordance with the table above.
The organisers will not be responsible for valuables left in the deposit.
Before and after the race, participants will be able to use the changing areas. These will be located near the deposits.
Showers will be available for runners at Pałacu Młodzieży section of PKiN (entrance from Świętokrzyska street) between 11:00 and 16:00, upon production of the bib number.
Pacemakers will help you achieve your desired result at the finish. They will run for the following times:
45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon:
03:00, 03:10, 03:15, 03:20, 03:25, 03:30, 03:40, 03:45, 03:50, 03:55, 04:00, 04:10, 04:15, 04:20, 04:30, 04:45, 05:00
Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k:
40:00, 42:30, 45:00, 47:30, 50:00, 55:00, 60:00
Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k: 1 hour 20 minutes
45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon: 6 hours 30 minutes, counted from the starter’s shot.
Additional time limits:
3 hours 15 minutes at the halfway point
4 hours 45 minutes at 30 km.
Bridgestone Marathon Relay:
6 hours 30 minutes, counted from the starter’s shot.
Additional time limits:
* 1 hour 30 minutes for the first change zone
* 4 hours for the second change zone.
Time measurement is based on chips installed in your bib numbers. Watch out: remember not to damage the chip secured with a sponge.
The general classification is based on real times (net – counted from crossing the start line). The exception is the first 200 runners crossing the finish line – they are classified on the basis of official times (gross – from the starter’s shot), with the proviso that if there are not at least 8 men and 8 women among the first 200 people at the finish, the number of 200 people will be increased to include them.
All additional classifications are based on real times (net – counted from crossing the start line).
THE BIB NUMBER
The bib number must be placed on the front of the running outfit. It must not be covered or modified in any way. Violation of these rules will result in disqualification. You must show your bib number when entering the start zone. On the number you will find the designation of your start zone and the car number to which you can submit your deposit
IMPORTANT! Please make sure to write the necessary personal data on the reverse of the bib number!
ROAD CLOSURES AND ALTERATIONS
Due to the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon there will be temporary changes to the road traffic on September 23 and 24, 2023 (Saturday and Sunday). Please learn about the planned road traffic changes.
We will provide a specially prepared TRAFFIC INFORMATION soon.
The results of the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon and companion races will be available online on the marathon website. After the race, each participant will also receive a text message with their result.
BEYOND THE FINISH LINE
After the finish line, all runners receive Magnesia mineral water, OSHEE isotonic drink, Lech Free Active Hydrate non-alcoholic beer and a Yellow banana. Participants of Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k will also receive a chocolate bar from Nice To Fit You. Participants of the Nationale-Nederlanden Mini Marathon will receive SONKO Mini Rice Wafers, while marathon runners will also get a post-run meal.
Based on the bib number of the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon, you can help yourself to a post-race meal. You will receive it in the finish zone (near deposits).
The massage zone of the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon will be located near the finish line, at Emilii Plater street. There will be special signs leading to the tent. The masseurs will start their work in the morning, and the participants of the Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k will be the first to use their services.
Massages are free. Professional massage tables will be set up in the zone, with several dozen masseurs working. The head of the event’s physio partner, Dr Łokieć clinic, estimates that the zone will be ready to serve as many as several hundred runners.
Dr Łokieć clinic experts will also provide physio consultations before the race at the expo (Palace of Culture and Science) on September 22-23.
Bridgestone, in cooperation with Pic2Go, will provide souvenir photos to the participants of this year’s Bridgestone Marathon Relay and the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon – details >>>
More details coming soon!
Soon we will show you what the medals for all this year’s races will look like. Presentations have already started: >>
Medal of the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden of the Warsaw Marathon
In the registration form, you can order medal engraving. The service can also be purchased directly on the spot (cost: PLN 25). The Grawerbus tent will be located in the Finish Area.
In the menu tabs you can find the races’ official tees.
If you want to buy the Race Tee, its size should be selected in the application form. Changing the T-shirt size is only possible until September 14, 2023.
IMPORTANT! The pool of tees in each size is limited and we cannot guarantee its availability at all times.
All participants who complete the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon receive finisher’s medals at the finish line. In addition, 3 top placers in age classifications will receive trophies.
All participants who complete Nice To Fit You Warsaw Ten receive medals at the finish line. Winners of places I – III in the general classification of women and men will receive statuettes.
All participants who complete the Bridgestone Marathon Relay receive medals. Teams that will take places I-III in the general classification will receive trophies.
The race fee is not refundable, transferable to another person, cannot be transferred to another race in the future or exchanged for a voucher.
However, each participant, at registration (only when signing up – paying the entry fee), may order and pay for the additional option “possibility of resignation and return of the entry fee”. Resignation option cannot be purchased at a later date, unlike with T-shirt purchases, shipping or engraving. After purchasing the option of resignation, the Participant acquires the option of resigning from the competition without giving a reason and receiving a 100% refund of the entry fee paid, including for selected additional options. The cost of the service is PLN 25 for Nice To Fit You Warsaw 10k, PLN 40 for the 45th Nationale-Nederlanden Warsaw Marathon and PLN 60 for Bridgestone Marathon Relay and is non-refundable.
The condition for the use of the purchased option is the declaration of willingness to resign from the start:
until September 10, 2023.
If you wish to receive an invoice for the entry fee, you should select the appropriate option in the application form and enter the required data needed to issue the document. The invoice will be generated automatically after the payment is credited, and will be made available for download from the runner’s profile by the 15th day of the month following the month of payment.
In accordance with tax regulations, due to the payment being made before the service is performed, an advance invoice will be issued covering the full amount of the fee paid. Thus, the advance invoice is also the final invoice.
We do not accept group registrations – each runner must sign up individually by completing the registration form >>>.
However, we do accept group payments. If you wish to pay for a group with one transfer, each person from the group must first sign up on their own. Then you need to apply for a collective pro-forma invoice. Instruction:
1. When registering, runners should neither mark they need an invoice nor enter invoice data. They should also not make the payment.
2. In order to receive a group Pro-Forma invoice, the following should be sent: invoice details, number and list of registered group members (with submission numbers) plus information about their selected races and start package options to the following e-mail:
Pro-forma invoices are issued for at least two participants (a pro-forma cannot be issued for a single person). After the payment made against such an invoice is credited, all group members from the list will be assigned their bib numbers.