11th August Lech Walesa Marathon
The 11th August Lech Walesa Marathon - the biggest roller skating competition in Poland. The event is not only aimed at fans of speed skating, but also at amateurs and those who have just started their adventure with little wheels.
This year, the marathon competition is also the Polish Championships in long-distance roller skating, i.e. speed roller skating.
Similarly to last year, we are also hosting the “Fitness” race, at a distance of 10.7 km, for those who do not feel they are ready for the marathon and half-marathon, but want to experience the excitement of the competition.
We have also prepared short-distance competitions for the youngest participants, depending on their age. Those who train in student sport clubs can compete at longer distances.
This year, world-famous roller skating stars will come to Gdansk. Ewen Fernandez from the Rollerblade Team World Speed confirmed his arrival and he will also run a workshop on speed roller skating techniques. Powerslide Poland invited Bart Swings - the leader of the Powerslide Matter Speed Team - currently the fastest sprinter in the world. It is going to be an interesting marathon race.
We also have a real treat for fans of urban skating. Danny Aldridge - a world-famous urban skater - was invited by Rollerblade Poland and will come to Gdansk to run a workshop on freeskate/urban skating and compete at the fitness distance.
The agenda also includes the Roll4all roller skating academy, skate park, freestyle workshops, Roller Derby shows and roller skating trade show featuring the biggest and most famous distributors of roller skating ice skating equipment in Poland: Zico Racing, Powerslide, Rollerblade, Bladeville, Plich Wyscigi, and manufacturers of sports outfits: Martombike and IDLG. During the marathon, there will be an opportunity to register in the database of potential marrow donors of the DKMS foundation.
The competition is organised by the Twister Tricity Association of Physical Culture. It is co-organised by the Polish Association of Roller Skating Sports.
17 August 2019 (Saturday)
8:00 am - 2:30 pm - Competition Office - registration of the contestants continued.
9:00 - 9:30 - warm-up for children with members of the Powerslide Team Poland
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Roll4All roller skating academy
10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Speed skating championships for children
12:00 - 1:00 pm - Workshop on speed skating with Ewen Fernandez
the main sprinter on the Rollerblade Team World Speed
12:30 - 1:30 pm - Medal ceremony for children
1:30 - 2:30 pm - workshop with members of the Powerslide Team Poland
1:30 pm - official opening of the competition
2:00 pm - start of the Fitness distance
2:30 - 6:30 pm - Massage, rolling and stretching zones for competitors
3:15 pm - Main start - MARATHON, HALF-MARATHON
3:00 - 5:00 pm - Roll4All roller skating academy
4:00 - 5:00 pm - workshop with Danny Aldridge - a world-famous urban skater –
Rollerblade Team World
5:00 pm - meeting with the Powerslide skaters - photos, autographs
meeting with the Rollerblade Team World Speed skaters - photos, autographs
6:30 pm - closure of the course and reopening of the streets to traffic
6:30 pm - Medal ceremony - MTG Amber Expo
8:00 pm - end of the competition
You can register by filling out the registration form at
www.maratonsierpniowy.pl or using the following link
- children’s competition - free of charge
- Fitness distance - PLN 20.00
- marathon, half-marathon: male and female sub-juniors - PLN 50.00, adults - PLN 100.00
- entry fee on the competition day - PLN 200.00