Date: 16th September 2023
Start: 8:00 Międzybrodzie Bialskie
Finish: Porąbka stadium
The Three Lakes Marathon is the main distance of the festival.
The race is actually an ultramarathon. The first half of the distance is the exploration of the western, higher parts of the Little Beskids. At the beginning, the runners head through New World and Gaiki to Bielsko-Biała Lipnik, from where an exhausting ascent along the blue trail begins and leads the competitors to the red trail. Then, they run a long and fast traverse over the Bielsko district of Straconka towards the Przegibek Pass, where the first regeneration point is located. From here, for several kilometres, the trail leads through the route of the Frassati Mountain Run. A particularly sharp section of the ascent to Magurka from Mikuszowice is worth mentioning. Behind Magurka and Czupel (the highest peak of the Little Beskids) the runners turn right and take a long, technically demanding descent towards Czernichów. When 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. 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.