Pieniny Ultra-Trail® - your extraordinary running adventure in the heart of the Pieniny Mountains.
The routes around Szczawnica offer not only beautiful views, but also technically challenging sections.
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Running in the mountains is an amazing experience. It is here, between the peaks and the valleys, that you can really feel your emotions – ambition, competition, joy, freedom, meeting people and overcoming your own limitations. One thing is for sure – you will discover more of yourself in the mountains.
Szczawnica is one of the most charming and picturesque mountain areas in Poland. Here you will find rushing rivers, picturesque lakes and perfectly prepared cycling and walking routes. There are also wild areas with breathtaking views. It is a picturesque mountain town in the Dunajec Valley, surrounded by the Pieniny National Park and the Poprad Landscape Park. In a word, it is a perfect place to organise a running festival.
The Pieniny Ultra-Trail® is an exceptional event that creates a unique atmosphere full of passion and devotion to the spirit of running. Six different routes offer runners the opportunity to choose distances from 10 to 95 kilometres. Without forgetting the youngest, the Mini Pieniny Ultra-Trail® has been prepared to introduce them to the fascinating world of running. Pieniny Ultra-Trail® is an encounter with the beauty of running surrounded by mountain nature, joy and freedom.
This event was born in 2013 when three people with a passion for mountains, running, adventure and organisation decided to create something unique. Over the years, the event known as “Biegi w Szczawnica” began to grow, evolve and adapt to the needs of participants and changing times. Today, the Pieniny Ultra-Trail® is one of the biggest and most popular running events in Poland. In 2022, the name and logo were changed to better reflect the character of the race in Szczawnica.
As the organisers say:
“Our event is a reflection of the values that are most important to us. They guide our actions, give meaning to our reality and make the Pieniny Ultra-Trail® a unique running adventure.
Pieniny Ultra-Trail® – the place where:
– Authenticity and naturalness are very important.
– We are respectful and open to others.
– Joy and enthusiasm are with us every step of the way.
– We are innovative and brave in facing challenges.
– We act responsibly and care about quality.
– Our empathy and warm attention create a unique atmosphere”.
A beautiful running event in a picturesque region of Poland. The aim of the organisers is to provide participants with a feeling of safety, comfort and hospitality. The attention to a high level of sport is confirmed by the Polish Mountain Running Championships, which have been organised since 2015. For all participants it is a real festival of Polish running. Running in Szczawnica is a unique running adventure in the heart of the Pieniny and Beskid Sądecki mountains. It’s the joy, wildness and freedom of running in the mountains, embellished with true highlander tradition and breathtaking views of nature.
Niepokorny Mnich – Distance: 95,2 km Elevation: +/- 4940 m
Wielka Prehyba – Distance: 43,7 km Elevation: +/- 2060 m
Żwawe Wierchy – Distance: 33,4 km Elevation: +/- 1600 m
Chyża Durbaszka – Distance: 20,5 km Elevation: + 910 /- 1050 m
Hardy Rolling – Distance: 10,6 km Elevation: + 530/- 660 m
Lubań Vertical – Distance: 6,5 km Elevation: + 920/- 90 m
Event website: pieninyultratrail.pl/en/
Photography: Michał Buczyński