Spring half marathon in Warsaw, the World Athletics Silver Label Road Race, one of the Polish Crown half marathon, the most popular in Poland and Eastern Europe

15th Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021, scheduled for 28 March 2021, is postponed to the unknown yet date due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. More info is here.


In brief

The marker on the map indicates the city in which the race takes place and does not display the exact start or finish location.

28 March 2021 (Sunday)
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Number of participants: 13.000,
half marathon 2019 — 12.761
Course Record: 1:00:48 (half marathon) Viсtor Kipchirchir, Kenia, 2014
Entry fee:
€38.25—65 half marathon

The Warsaw Half Marathon is an annual long-distance running event held in Warsaw, Poland. The official name of the event is Półmaraton Warszawski. About 13.000 athletes take part in half marathon race (12.761 completed half marathon in 2019).

In 2020 the Warsaw Half Marathon was cancelled due to the COVID-19 virus.

The Warsaw Half Marathon is in the list of Polish Crown Half Marathons (Korona Polskich Półmaratonów) 2020/2021 as well as half marathons in Gdynia (Gdynia Półmaraton), Bialystok (PKO Białystok Półmaraton), Poznan (PKO Poznań Półmaraton), Wroclaw (Nocny Wrocław Półmaraton).

The Warsaw Half Marathon participants receive a silver merit badge for 5 completed races, and a golden merit badge is for finishers of 10 competitions.

Besides the half marathon, you may run Warsaw marathon in spring (ORLEN Warsaw Marathon) and in autumn (Maraton Warszawski).

More about Warsaw and its attractions you may find here.

Merit badges of the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski)

Warsaw Half Marathon (PZU Półmaraton Warszawski) 2019

Events and Activities

Half Marathon race, 13.1mi/21.097km (Półmaraton Warszawski)

The half marathon race of 13.1mi/21.097km starts at 10:00 28 March 2021 (Sunday) near Romuald Traugutta Park in Warsaw.

Age limit: from 18 years old on the race date.


The one lap course of the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021 tracks through central Warsaw districts, crosses the Vistula (Wisła) river by Gdański Bridge and Świętokrzyski Bridge.

Course of the Warsaw Half Marathon (PZU Półmaraton Warszawski) 2019

Course map animation, Warsaw Half Marathon (PZU Półmaraton Warszawski) 2019

Start of the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021 is near Romuald Traugutta Park in Warsaw.

Finish is not far from the start — near Multimedia Fountain Park (Multimedialny Park Fontann).

You may find the official course map of the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021 here.

The Warsaw Half Marathon 2021 participants are divided into starting blocks according to the results of the previous races. Editing the declared race result is possible till 28 February 2021. The starting block is indicated by color on the bib number.

Start zone and starting blocks, Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2019

Start zone and starting blocks, Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2019

If you sign up for the race after 28 February 2021 the appropriate starting block is not guaranteed.

Time limit for completing the half marathon is 3 hours 30 minutes. Additional limits are applied for certain points of the course.

The pace makers of the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021 provide the necessary pace in order to finish within a certain time. The pace makers can be recognized by flags marked with the corresponding finish time. Target times for half marathon are 1:20, 1:25, 1:30, 1:35, 1:40, 1:45, 1:50, 1:55, 2:00, 2:10, 2:15, 2:20 hours.

Water and nutrition stations, toilets are located every 4 km of the route beginning from km 5, and at the finish. The stations provide runners with water, isotonic drink, energy tablets, sugar, fruit.

Before the start you may leave your personal belongings in the baggage deposit area near the start and finish zone. The stuff must be packed in a deposit bag (it is included in your Race Pack along with your bib number and a sticker). The bag is to be marked with the sticker that has your race number on it. To pick up your bag after the race you need to show your bib number.

The route of the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021 is certified by the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) and Polish Athletics Association (Polish Athletic Association — PZLA). The event is one of the World Athletics Silver Label Road Races.


You may sign up for the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021 online.

The online registration is open till 27 March 2021 or till the slots last.

If slots are available you may sign up for the race in the Race Office from 26 March 2021.

The entry fee for the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021 for foreigners varies depending on the date of purchase:
till 19 April 2020 — €38.25,
from 20 April till 31 October 2020 — €45,
from 1 November 2020 till 28 February 2021 — €50,
1—25 March 2021 — €55,
from 26 March 2021 in the Race Office (if available) — €65.

There are special discounted rates for Polish citizens and residents. 50% discount is granted for athletes born in 1956 or earlier. The registration is free for participants on wheelchairs.

Till 19 March 2021 you may cancel your registration for a fee of €8, the rest amount remains on your profile and can be used to register yourself or other people for any event of the Warsaw Marathon Foundation (Maraton Warszawski). More info is here.

Till 14 March 2021 you may register a team to participate in the team classification. The team should consist of 4 people minimum, including at least 1 woman.

Your Half Marathon Race Entry includes:

  • Bib number with time measuring chip
  • Safety pins to attach your bib number
  • Free use of Warsaw public transport (1st ticket zone) 28 March 2021, your bib number serves as a ticket
  • Free overnight accommodation in the sports hall 27 March 2021 (if you fill in the form on the website till 28 February 2021)
  • Goody bag
  • Bag deposit
  • Changing facilities
  • Pace maker service
  • Food and beverages stations, toilets along the course and after the race
  • Music points along the course
  • Finisher medal
  • Shower after finish
  • Recovery massage on first-come, first-served basis
  • Online race results
  • Digital race diploma with indicated finish time
  • Accident insurance for the time of the race
  • Medical aid if necessary

You may order at extra charge:

  • Cotton Race T-shirt — €5,
  • Technical Race T-shirt New Balance — €15.

You may pick up the Race Pack with your bib number in the Race Office. Please check the location of the Race Office on the event website.
Pick-up desks schedule:
26 March 2021 (Friday) from 12:00 till 20:00,
27 March 2021 (Saturday) from 10:00 till 20:00.

To get your Race Pack you should show your ID with photo.

You may authorize another person to collect your Race Pack. The collecting person needs to present a copy of your ID, your signed starting card (to be downloaded from the event website about two weeks before the race).

No health certificate is required to enter the Warsaw Half Marathon (Półmaraton Warszawski) 2021.

Race Results 2019*

Men (half marathon)
1. Masai Gilbert (KEN) 01:01:43
2. Kirui Peter Cheruiyot (KEN) 01:01:57
3. Kiptoo Sila (KEN) 01:02:03

Women (half marathon)
1. Jeptepkeny Gladys (KEN) 01:10:19
2. Gichia Tabitha Wambui (KEN) 01:11:07
3. Gela Abebech Mulugeta (ETH) 01:12:20

* Source: polmaratonwarszawski.com

Find your result and the results of your friends and companions here.

Contact Information and Links

Organizer’s address:
Fundacja „Maraton Warszawski”;
ul. Brylantowa 15,
05-077 Warszawa
tel. +48 503-860-516

Social media:

* The race information is from publicly available sources and the official website of the event. Always check the official website for the most up-to-date information. If you see any mistake, please, write to admin@letsportpeople.com.

Weather during Previous Races

Date: 23 May 2020 (race cancelled)
Light rain overnight and in the evening.
Temperature: 6°C – 19°C (41°F – 67°F)
Wind: 12 km/h (7 mph)
Date: 31 March 2019
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
Temperature: 2°C – 17°C (41°F – 61°F)
Wind: 19 km/h (11 mph)
Date: 25 March 2018
Clear throughout the day.
Temperature: -3°C – 12°C (27°F – 56°F)
Wind: 5 km/h (3 mph)

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Flights to Warsaw

From your nearest airport (based on your IP):

Prices are for round trip flights 26 March 2021 — 29 March 2021. Price information is automatically renewed. You may check flight prices for other dates here or use the search form in the right upper column (desktop).

You may use public transport, taxi, or preordered transfer to get to Warsaw from Chopin Airport Warsaw (WAW) and back.

If over the past 6 years your flight within European Union, Turkey or to these countries was delayed for more than 3 hours or cancelled, if you missed a connection flight because of delay, if you were denied boarding because of overbooking you are eligible for compensation of 125—600 € according to European Commission Regulation 261/2004 and Turkish Regulation On Air Passenger Rights. You may check your case for free here, it takes 2 minutes. No fee is charged until the compensation is paid.


Race participants are fully responsible for their life, health and any consequence that may result from running a distance. Keep in mind that ordinary health insurance does not cover participation in sport events. Special sport insurance is preferable.

Accommodation in Warsaw

Find a hotel via online service that compares the most popular booking websites to get the best deal for your dates.

Have a look at what locals offer for a short-term rent. Such option may be cheaper, more comfortable and with better location than a hotel. You may book a room, an apartment or a house via airbnb.

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Tours and Excursions

Other Races in March 2021

M — Marathon, 42.195 km
H — Half Marathon, 21.097 km

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