REGULAMIN - Night Marathon of the Bydgoski Canal since 2007 ● XIXth edition Drukuj Poleć znajomemu


Night Marathon of the Bydgoski Canal since 2007 ● XIXth edition





Due to the war and the invasion of UKRAINE by russia and belarus, like the vast majority of sports organisations, we do not allow athletes from these regimes to participate in our competitions! A similar decision was taken by min: PKOl, PZLA, World Athletics, European Athletics!


Important information

● Participation in the competition is voluntary and each participant starts at his/her own risk, regardless of the weather conditions found on the route. In the event of injury or material loss, participants will not claim from the organizer.

During verification at the race office, no authorisations to collect the package on behalf of someone else will be accepted! This means that you will only be able to collect your packet in person on presentation of an identity document! The office will be closed one hour before the start.

● Earlier starts, before the start, will result in classification as DNS (did not start). This does not apply to the masters category, which is exclusively determined by the organiser.

The competition takes place in a city park with a varied surface (gravel, asphalt). Unevenness, stones, cones, etc. must be taken into account. In addition, the race takes place at dusk and during the night, which is also conducive to dangerous situations!

● The competition route runs for a minimum of two short sections in the road lane. The lane includes at least a pavement and a roadway. Participants must run on the pavement ONLY and ONLY! It is essential to follow the instructions of the organiser's services and/or temporary traffic organisation signs when running up and down the lane!

Having your own light in the form of a headlamp or other accessories is compulsory! The route will be illuminated by park lamps, but the organiser is not responsible for any failure of this lighting, which does not belong to the organiser!

● Participation of Nordic Walking athletes and cyclists, in-line skaters, scooters, etc., e.g. as pacemakers on the marathon route during the competition is prohibited. The organiser does not accept the participation of competitors with dogs or other animals!


To continue the tradition of the oldest continuously run night marathon in Poland,

To maintain the cult status of the event, i.e. to gather at the start line regular participants who are the symbol of the value of sport and of marathon running in particular,

Promotion of the City of Bydgoszcz in Poland, Europe and worldwide,

Promoting the sporting and recreational qualities of the Bydgoszcz Planty, a park located along a unique hydro-technical monument, i.e. the Old Bydgoszcz Canal, the oldest fully completed waterway in Poland, which connected the river basins of Western and Eastern Europe,

Enabling runners to compete in a unique setting - at night,

Promoting physical culture and sport - the opportunity to run a shorter distance than the marathon distance,

Popularising long-distance running.



Sport Club "Gwiazda" Bydgoszcz, founded in 1920



15 June 2024 (Saturday) - start of the run at 21:00,

16 June 2024 (Sunday) - timing off at 03:00,

Competition Bureau - KS "Gwiazda", Bydgoszcz, 45 Bronikowskiego Street.



The route leads along park avenues with gravel and asphalt surfaces around the Old Bydgoszcz Canal. The length of the lap is 4.2195 km, exactly 1/10th of the marathon distance. The route is lit by park lamps.

Terrain. START/METE - 53 m above sea level, then - 48 m above sea level, at the return leg (on Wrocławska street) - 45 m above sea level, i.e. to the return leg we run "downhill" and then to the start we run "uphill".

Start in the area of KS "Gwiazda" at 45 Bronikowskiego Street towards the centre, return at the 4th Lock on Wrocławska Street. The route can be seen here .



The competition will be held over six distances which are a multiple of 1/10 of the marathon distance. Completing the race at a distance other than the declared distance is permitted and will not result in non-classification in the competition.

Such a change of distance (SHORTENING/ENHANCING) must be reported IMMEDIATELY at the time measuring point.

A competitor who finishes the competition at a distance shorter than the half marathon or after the time limit will not be classified in the results. Only the abbreviation DNF (did not finish) will appear next to his/her name. The time limit does not apply to the masters category, membership of which is determined solely by the organiser.


half marathon

6/10 marathon 25.317km

7/10 marathon 29.5365km

8/10 marathon 33.756km

9/10 marathon 37.9755km


Time measurement - electronic by means of chips attached to the runner's shoes.

 It is required to return the chip at the finish line!!!

During the race, all competitors must have their start numbers attached to the front of their starting jersey or to the front of the right leg of their shorts. Under penalty of disqualification, it is not allowed to cover the starting number in part or in whole,

The starting number (which will be personalised on request) is the property of the participant after the race,

The time limit for all distances is 6 hours, and in the masters category the limit is unlimited. Membership of the masters category is determined solely by the organiser.

Medical care will be hired for the duration of the run until 03:00 on 16.06.2024. TELEPHONE NUMBER FOR MEDICAL RESCUE will be placed/printed on the start number. 

Competitors continuing to run beyond 6 hours after the start choose to stay on the course without medical attention.

Competitors completing the lap after the time limit and not belonging to the masters category are required to stop running.



The run is open to individuals who are at least 18 years of age on the day of the start, i.e. born on or before 15 June 2006.

Only people who have registered and paid the entry fee by the deadline and have been verified at the race office will be admitted to the race.



Each participant of the run will be insured against accidents during the run on the basis of group accident insurance in the scope covering in particular:

         - Benefit for permanent injury resulting from an accident,

        - Benefit from death resulting from an accident.

 The sum insured in the basic scope is PLN 10,000.00.

The participant has the right to review the insurance contract and the relevant General Insurance Conditions, which will be made available in the competition office.

Each participant may individually insure himself/herself in a broader scope than the one described above at his/her own expense. Recommended.



Entries will only be accepted from the Super Sport website, provider of electronic entries, fees and timing.

As of 24.05.2024 at 23:59, the list will be closed.

By submitting the form, the applicant agrees to the processing of his/her personal data for the purposes of the organiser and agrees to the use of the image recorded in the form of a photograph or video recording. The entrant grants the organiser a licence to use the captured image in all fields of use, including, in particular, the reproduction of the recording of the captured image, posting and publishing on websites, in the press, on posters and billboards of the captured image, broadcasting in television and radio transmissions of the captured image,

By submitting the online entry form or signing the "Entry Form" in paper form at the competition office, the entrant accepts these rules,

Compulsory verification of the competitors at the KS "Gwiazda" office will be possible on 15 June 2024 (Saturday) from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Identity card is obligatory.



The entry fee for the run, regardless of the distance declared, is:

            PLN 89 - payable by 30.11.2023.

          PLN 109 - payable by 29.02.2024

          PLN 129 - payable by 24.05.2024.

The entry fee must be paid exclusively via the PayU electronic payment system made available during registration.

The following rule applies: I REGISTER AND PAY.

Each participant is obliged to pay the participation fee IMMEDIATELY after registering for the run. Otherwise his/her registration will be cancelled. You must then register again,

As of 24.05.2024, deposits are closed. On the day of the competition the organiser will have a number of race packs in stock and will issue them to those willing to participate for a fee of PLN 190, payable in cash at the race office. T-shirt size not guaranteed.

It will also be possible to run with only a chip and a starting number without a package (no medal, no T-shirt), at a fee of PLN 60.

Payments made after 24.05.2024 will not be in any way binding for the organiser and will not be refunded.

The fee once paid is non-refundable but transferable to another runner.



Those who complete the run will receive a medal, the same for all distances, i.e. a marathon medal.

Each participant, registered and paid up to 24.05.2024, will be guaranteed in the race office a starting package, i.e. a commemorative T-shirt, a commemorative starting number and additional gadgets depending on the organiser's financial possibilities.

An ambulance will be present during the run. To summon it, call and give the exact location of the incident, the telephone number of the ambulance's paramedics will be printed on the start number, and the route of the run will also be monitored by a mobile paramedic.

The organiser will provide refreshments and food along the run route and will also allow the runners to put out their own nutritional supplements.

The organiser will provide free accommodation at KS "Gwiazda" from 16:00 on 15 June 2024 (Saturday) until 12:00 on 16 June 2024 (Sunday). Mattresses will be made available.

The organiser provides a depository for belongings. Handing over and collecting belongings only upon presentation of the start number. The organiser shall not be liable for items not deposited.

Changing rooms, washbasins, toilets and showers will be available on the premises of KS "Gwiazda".

Portable toilets will be available in the START/META area.



There will be two classifications during the run:

1. OPEN classification to determine the winners of the competition,

2. Separate classification of competitors from Ukraine including the distance covered, surname, first name, town, club and year of birth excluding the time achieved.

In the OPEN classification, the competitors who finish the marathon will be classified first - further classification will be according to the distance run.

The female and male competitor in the OPEN classification for the first place in the marathon will receive prizes in kind/money. Prizes for women and men for second and third place in the OPEN classification will depend on the event budget and are not guaranteed.



Information will be made available on POLSKIE Maratony.PL ,

Results will be available on super-sport.com.pl

Photo gallery and coverage of the event will be available on the POLSKIE Maratony.PL portal,

Contact with the organisers:

POLSKIE Maratony.PL- poczta@polskiemaratony.pl - Marathon Director

SPORTS CLUB "Gwiazda" - biuro@ksgwiazda.pl



Filling in the online registration form or the paper "Entry Card" in the competition office means that the competitor has assessed the nature, extent and degree of risk involved in taking part in the marathon or the shorter distance and has voluntarily decided to take this risk by taking part in the marathon or the shorter distance solely at his/her own risk.

Filling in the online registration form or the "Entry Form" on paper in the competition office means that the competitor fully agrees with the provisions of these rules and undertakes to abide by them.

All competitors are required to sign a declaration that they are taking part at their own risk,

The Organiser reserves the right to change the rules and regulations of which it shall be obliged to inform the competitors at any time after the announcement of the registration by means of an announcement on the POLSKIE Maratony.PL portal and on the FB profile of the competition, or to inform the competitors before the race,

Interpretation of these regulations rests with the Director of the "Night Marathon of the Bydgoszcz Canal since 2007".


Andrzej Derfert, Director of the "Night Marathon of the Bydgoszcz Canal since 2007."

Bydgoszcz, October 2023.

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