The Warsaw marathon is Poland's oldest marathon dating back to 1979. Warsaw is located on the Vistula River and is known as the 'phoenix city' as it has survived so many wars throughout it's history.
The race starts on historical Poniatowski Bridge and finishes in the old town at the National Stadium. The route passes many landmarks such as the National Museum, Saxon Garden, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Grand Theatre before continuing towards Castle Square with stunning views of the Zygmunt III Column and the Royal Castle. Runners head into Midowa, then Krasinski Square, the home of the Krasimski Palace and the Supreme Court, through Royal Baths Park and towards the city centre and the finish line.