3 December 2010
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The Polish Insurance Association tightens the cooperation with the Warsaw Marathon Foundation. It is a response of the council to the rising interest in running amongst the employees of the insurance sector.

In the current fifth edition of the Carrefour Warsaw Half Marathon, a new category – “Insurers”- was created. Therefore, the employees of insurance companies can compete for the prizes prepared especially for them – the PIU Insurance Cup, both in the relay race and the individual race. In previous editions, the insurers did not have such an opportunity. This year, they can start in their own category both in the half marathon, and in the Warsaw marathon which will take place in autumn.

The competition will take place on 27th and 28th March 2010 (Saturday and Sunday) in Warsaw. The starting line and the finishing line will be placed near Zamkowy Square. During the first day, the relay races will take place, while the second day will be devoted to the individual race.

  • 27th March (Saturday) – team relay race in a 5×5 format – each of five members of the team has to run the distance of 5km
  • 28th March (Sunday) –  main race, the Warsaw Half Marathon, with the distance of 21,0975 km.

The three best teams in the relay race will be awarded with prizes of the PIU Running Cup 2009 sponsored by Generali. Moreover, the three best representatives of insurance companies taking part in the main race will also be awarded with prizes.

We encourage the insurers to create their own company teams or to join the collective „PIU Insurance Team”. It is aimed especially at insurers who will not be able to create a complete relay race team (5 runners).

The coordinator of the collective teams is Mr. Rafał Kałęcki of Generali (rafal.kalecki@generali.pl) who participated in the Warsaw marathon numerous times.

Just like during the previous editions of the event, the insurance companies can also take part in a charity action. The money raised during the action will be transferred to many programmes, including the “Young and Healthy” which organizes special meetings for young Polish people  to teach them about cancer preventing measures.

More organizational information and the application can be found on the website: http://www.polmaratonwarszawski.pl