Autumn for runners

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A group of several people takes off under the blue inflatable gate

There is a 5-mile run in Włochy on Sunday, 6 November, a new series of trail training runs on Moczydłowski Mound from next Sunday, and two Independence Runs on 11 November. Running autumn in Warsaw promises to be hot.

Włochy District Run for 5 miles

This is the name of this year's edition of the running competition over an unusual distance of 5 miles - approx. 8 km. The runners will take off at the Włochy District Office on Sunday, 6 November at approx. 11:00 a.m. The route leads through the streets of the district, finishing at the picturesque Capricorn Pond.

To take part in the run, you must register on the Włochy District Run website by 2 November. The entry fee is PLN 50, people over 70 and minors are exempt (but must register).

The organisers - the Office of the Włochy District of the capital city of Warsaw and Run Vegan Foundation - they also encourage people to cheer and volunteer.



Warsaw Trail - a new training cycle

The Warsaw Trail - a series of cross-country training runs - starts at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the Moczydłowski Mound in Wola. Meetings will be held monthly.

Training is organised by the sports department of the City Hall - Active Warsaw - together with the Salomon brand. The first meeting participants will be able to complete a so-called active cross and a series of uphill runs under the guidance of a trainer. These are basic running strength exercises useful for runners, especially in winter. The training loop is 430m long, and there is 25m of elevation gain on each lap. In addition to running, participants will be able to test partner's sports shoes.

Training is free of charge. However, registration at the Warsaw Trail link is mandatory. You can also join the Facebook event.



Great Independence Run in the centre

The Independence Run, to be held on 11 November, will be the biggest running event of the year not only in the capital. Nearly 8,000 runners have already registered for the event. Distance of 10 km, start and finish - al. Jana Pawła II at Stawki.

The run is co-organised by Active Warsaw (on behalf of the City Hall) and the Warsaw Marathon Foundation. 7,500 people have already registered for the competition. Registration is still open on the Independence Run website until 10 November.

Or a smaller one in Białołęka

Also on 11 November, the Independence Run - which has been taking place for 24 years - will take place in the Białołęka district. Adults compete in the race over 5 km, and there are also numerous runs for children. Children of 2017 (or younger) will compete in the 300m, older children in the 600m and teenagers in the 1000m.

You can sign up on the website. Children and seniors 70+ take part free of charge. All other participants are required to pay a PLN 20 fee to the Society of Friends of Children Warsaw-Białołęka.