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Marathon runners head for Krakow

18th March 2010 Print

The ninth Krakow marathon gets underway in six weeks time, as the Polish city welcomes competitors from around the world.

The 26.2 mile race gets underway on 25 April and takes in the Polish capital of culture’s beautiful old town as well as the banks of the Vistula River beneath the gaze of the Wawel Castle.

A fixture in the city since 2002, the Cracovia Marathon attracts more runners and spectators every year. And participants who successfully complete the course – along with four other qualifying Polish marathons in two calendar years – will also receive a Crown of Polish Marathons badge.

Acting Director of the Polish National Tourist Office Bogdan Becla said: “Krakow is well known as one of Poland’s most beautiful cities, but not many people realise that it hosts a marathon. It’s definitely a good time to visit the city because there’s a great atmosphere in the run up to the race.

“Every year Krakow’s marathon gets more and more popular. It’s certainly a great event for the city and helps to put us on the sporting map.”

To find out more about the Polish National Tourist Office visit:

Visit the official Cracovia Marathon website at:

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