At the finishing line of the Sixteenth PKO Poznań Marathon, the runners will be decorated with a commemorative medal featuring a relief that symbolises the twenty-fiver-year-long history of Malta Festival Poznań. Every year, the marathon medal refers to special events in the history of Poznań. So far, these have included events like the fiftieth anniversary of Poznań June ’56 or the ninetieth anniversary of the outbreak of the Wielkopolska Uprising.
For the duration of a weekend, the marathon transforms Poznań into a city of sports, whilst its residents are inspired by the runners’ active lifestyles. Similarly, the Malta Festival shares its rhythm with the city, and the festival participants are immersed in art.
Take part in the run on 11 October, and today, read more about the marathon medal that commemorates the story of the Malta Festival.
For the last 25 years Malta Festival has been hosting world famous musicians, well known philosophers, sociologists and literary scholars. For a duration of the festival, Poznań turns into a stage, where theatres from all over the world do their shows. Low key performances, big spectacles and theatrical experiments take place day and night, showing different cultures and traditions to the viewers. Even market places and park squares become a stage for alternative forms of acting and creation engaging passers by to take part in those performances. The festival follows the latest trends in theatre performance and is one of the most important summer cultural events in Poland and Eastern Europe.
As Malta Festival successfully connects different people (amateurs & professionals, the youngsters & the elderly, locals & tourists), PKO Poznań Marathon connects runners with different backgrounds. As Malta Festival spawns creativity in the city, PKO Poznań Marathon awakes passion for sport in people. Both events ooze enthusiasm, energy and integrity and make the attendees show off their best qualities. None of them would be so spectacular without fantastic spectators. Having so much in common, a decision to honour Malta Festival’s jubilee by incorporating its logo into the marathon medal is self-explanatory.
The Marathon will start at October 11th.