Date: 16th September 2023
Start: 10:00 Międzybrodzie Bialskie
Finish: Porąbka stadium
Rollercoaster 25?! This route will make your heart beat faster than a roller coaster!
The significant part of the route coincides with the second part of the marathon distance. Already from the start, it climbs sharply up the wide road to Czupel, gaining over 500 meters of elevation gain in the first three kilometres. There, a few hundred meters before the summit, it joins the 46 km route. The runners turn left and head towards Czernichów by a long, technically demanding downhill. After the trail leaves the forest and enters the meadows, a picturesque view of Międzybrodzie Lake and the dam in Tresna opens up in front of the participants of the race.
Afterwards the route leads through Czernichów, where one of the checkpoints, the second regeneration point and the fan zone are located. From here, the participants cross the suspension bridge to the other side of the Soła River and continue along the eastern side of Międzybrodzie Lake. After running through the footbridge, they head towards the dam and leave the paved road to start the longest ascent to Jaworzyna and Great Yew Grapa along the blue trail. Coming along the bridge, they can admire the Międzybrodzie Lake and the reservoir on the Żar mountain in all its glory. Then, the route turns towards Kiczera, where the most scenic part of the run begins: a descent through open pastures towards Żar mountain, during which we look at the water reservoir on its top from above. Afterwards, along the crest of the reservoir, we run to the top of Żar (regenerative point), from where we start the descent towards Kozubnik – a former luxury holiday resort. After running through Kozubnik, one more short ascent remains to find yourself in the neighbouring valley and see the finish line at the stadium in Porąbka, right next to the recreational areas by the Wielka Puszcza stream.