Everything you wanted to know about Polish Run, but were afraid to ask
Below is a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers related to the organization of this year's Polish Run event.
Due to the dynamically changing epidemiological situation, we emphasize that the following rules are in force as of April 30, 2021 and may be changed. In order to obtain up-to-date information, we encourage you to follow our profile on Facebook or contact us directly.
Running with Covid-19 restrictions
The Polish Run competition takes place as part of the "Trail of the Meyboom" competition and must be organized in accordance with the guidelines of the National Security Council of Belgium. As of today, the main modification is the possibility of admitting only 200 people (including organizers and volunteers) at the same time to the venue of the event. Therefore, the "Trail of the Meyboom" competition has been divided into 4 parts with a half-hour break between each run. Participants are asked to arrive at the venue no earlier than one hour before the start of the race and leave the event location immediately after the end, taking into account organizational requirements (respecting time frames).
Registration for the Polish Run competition is possible only electronically via a dedicated link: prod.chronorace.be
Only registration via the link above guarantees that you will receive Polish Run T-shirt and medal. People who register to participate 10 km run via the link on the "Trail of the Meyboom" website will not be part of the Polish Run.
Polish Run T-shirt and medal
Each registered participant of the Polish Run will receive a commemorative T-shirt and a medal free of charge. Information about the collection of the T-shirt will be provided at a later date. The medal can be collected immediately after run.
To be sure that you will receive a T-shirt in the selected size, it is necessary to sign up for the competition by the end of June 2021.
From 7.30 am to 6.00 pm
Reservation recommended by the registration form (1 €)
Same-day registration (€ 2) within space limit
Location: start/finish area of the Hippodrome de Boitsfort
Showers and changing rooms
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus crisis and due to health measures taken by the government, showers and changing rooms may not be available in this year's edition.
Physiotherapists and masseurs
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus crisis and health measures taken by the government, this year's service may not be possible.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus crisis and health measures taken by the government, it is possible that during this year's edition it will not be possible to provide catering services.
What happens if the event is cancelled?
Please note that in the event of cancellation, the registration fee will be refunded to any pre-registered participant, less 2 € to cover costs already incurred.
I have tried to register but an error has occurred and the system refuses to register for the second time.
The easiest way is to re-register by changing the sign in your first name or last name.
Can I resign from participation in the competition in the event of an injury or other reasons?
It is possible up to 30 days before the event.
Can I give my bib number to someone else if I cannot take part in the competition?
You can change your name or request a refund 30 days before the event.
Can I pick up a bib number for a friend?
Yes, no proof of identity is required for this.
The route of the run
The route will be marked with arrows on the trees and on the ground. However, we also recommend using GPS (mobile app, watch or other device) to avoid any unforeseen events. Instructions related to GPS devices are available in English and French.
Please note that the route may be slightly changed for various reasons. We recommend that you download the final version of the GPS file (link - GPS) one week before the competition.
Can I rn with my dog?
Yes, if it is kept on a leash and if you start at the back so as not to disturb other participants.
Do I need a medical certificate to take part in the competition?
No, a medical certificate in Belgium is not required.
Will there be runs for children and an interschool relay?
Due to the coronavirus crisis and health measures taken by the government, it is possible that during this year's edition it will not be possible to organize runs for children. A decision on this matter will be made in June.
What does "trail" mean and do you need special preparation and equipment?
You can find everything on this topic in a separate article "Polish Run Trail - what is it all about?"