POLISH RUN, 21 September 2019 (14h00 - 19h00), Stade Fallon, Brussels
The aim of the Polish running event organized by the Polish Embassy in Belgium and the East Poland House is to promote Poland, the Eastern Poland regions and other wonderful parts of our country, activate people who love sport, amateurs and professionals, promoting healthy and sporty lifestyles. We invite representatives of the European institutions, diplomats, citizens of Belgium and all the other countries where You live, work, run or just think about running. We are counting on the polish society and their international friends all over the Europe.
Due to the fact that the competition takes place in Belgium, we want also to celebrate the following anniversaries this year:
- 100th anniversary of the establishment of Polish-Belgian diplomatic relations,
- 75th anniversary of the creation of the 1st Armored Division of general Stanisław Maczek, which liberated many cities and municipalities of Flanders and
- 15th anniversary of Poland's accession to the European Union.
We welcome children, beginners, ambitious and professional runners. Street and mountain runners, medium-distance runners and ultras. We welcome experienced runners and debutants.
The event is organise within the European Sports Week, which is an initiative of the European Commission to promote sport and physical activity throughout Europe. This week is to launch new activities and build on already existing, successful European, national, regional or local projects. This European-wide campaign #BeActive aims to encourage citizens to become proactive during the celebrations of the Week and throughout the year.
The athletic program will include 100 m (up to 6 years old) 400 m (from 7 to 10 years old) and 800 m races (from 10 to 15 years old) for the youngest, 10 km runner-up and a series of events contributing to the picnic-like character of the event.
Running at 10km
- Want to improve your personal best on 10 km?
- Are you dreaming of starting a large running event?
- Or maybe you're just starting to run?
The distance of 10 kilometers on "Polish Run" is just for you.
With you there will be hundreds of runners on the grid, and hundreds of supporters will cheer on the stadium and on the road. Take the challenge!
"Running and helping" action
Despite the fact that participation in the competition is paid, all the funds obtained from the entry fees will be transferred to the account of FC Polonia club in Brussels to support the activities of the children's football club section.
Our run is extraordinary due to the special prizes for category winners. Generally we do not foresee financial rewards. First of all we would like to give you great atmosphere and fun. We want to bring you beauty and unusual history of our country. We offer much more as the winners will be invited to spend unforgettable moments in Poland. Our partners prepared many surprizing prizes, including free weekends in most beautiful Polish hotels and SPA`s.
In our run You are all the most important, so we prepared prizes in a few special categories, not just for the winners. Run with us at the Polish Run!
At the beginning of May 2018, at the initiative of the East Poland House and the Polish Embassy in the Kingdom of Belgium, the #PolishRunTeam running group was established. It was created especially for all Polish runners in Belgium and Western Europe for better communication, mutual motivation and, above all, to train and run together! We operate on Facebook where we inform about upcoming trainings, we write about running, training and common passion.