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56th Westerplatte Race celebrating an independent Poland

Registration is under way for this year’s edition of the oldest Polish road run. The 56th Westerplatte Race, celebrating an independent Poland is scheduled to take place on 23 September 2018. This year, we are celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining her independence, which is why the logo has been updated to reflect the symbolic nature of the event.



The route of the run is also of symbolic importance, as it leads the participants from war to freedom. The run starts on Westerplatte, and the finish line is located near the European Solidarity Centre.

Sign-ups and information: biegwesterplatte.pl

There is no time to waste, sign up today. According to the organisers of the event – the Gdansk Sports Centre and Radio Gdansk – 4,000 runners can participate. Registration ends on 10 September or once all spots are filled. Traditionally, the run starts on Westerplatte, near the monument to the Polish Defenders of the Coast of September 1939. Along the way, the runners will cross the Olowianka bridge, among others. The finish line is planned to be located at the European Solidarity Centre. The 10-kilometre run has been approved by the Polish Athletic Association.

The registration fee is PLN 30. Every participant who finishes the race will receive a commemorative, metal-cast medal with the participant’s result engraved on it.

Event organisers: The City of Gdansk, Gdansk Sports Centre, Radio Gdansk