Katowice – Host City of Silesia Marathon 2024


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We are proud to announce that Katowice has once again joined the group of Partners, becoming the Host City of the event. Silesia Marathon is an excellent opportunity to get to know the capital of the Silesian Voivodeship better and discover its unique character.

City of transformations
Not long ago, Katowice was associated with heavy industry, coal, and steel. Today, it is the capital of a metropolitan area with nearly 2 million inhabitants that has undergone an impressive transformation. A symbol of these changes is the “Warszawa II” mine shaft tower, which has been revitalized as an observation deck offering panoramic views of the vibrant and colorful city.


Culture Zone – the heart of Katowice
Undoubtedly, the heart of Katowice is the Culture Zone – a unique architectural complex that includes:

– The National Symphony Orchestra of Polish Radio, captivating with its modernist architecture,
– The Silesian Museum, showcasing rich collections in archaeology, history, and art,
– The International Congress Center – the largest conference space in Poland,
– Spodek – a multifunctional sports and entertainment arena with a characteristic shape resembling a spaceship,
– KTW – a modern office building, the tallest in the Silesian Voivodeship.

The Culture Zone is not just an impressive collection of buildings but also a vibrant cultural hub. Numerous concerts, exhibitions, performances, and festivals take place here, attracting both locals and tourists from around the world. Since May 1, 2024, the Culture Zone has also become a venue for mass sports events – where runners started and finished their sporting competition 19th edition of Silesia Halfmarathon and Run of Heroes >>>


Katowice – European City of Science 2024
Katowice has been announced as the European City of Science 2024 (ECS 2024). This prestigious title is awarded by EuroScience in collaboration with the European Commission. Achieving this title is the result of efforts by the City of Katowice and seven public universities forming the Academic Consortium – Katowice City of Science. This accomplishment wouldn’t have been possible without the Silesian Science Festival KATOWICE – one of the largest European popular science events and a significant platform for citizen science. More about Katowice – European City of Science 2024 can be found on the cityofscience.pl website.
Katowice – the city of events
Katowice is a city where something is always happening! With a rich hotel base, modern infrastructure, and excellent transport connections, the city becomes a magnet for organizers of various events.

Among the recurring festivals and musical events held here are:

– Silesia Jazz Festival – one of the most important jazz festivals in Europe,
– Rawa Blues Festival – a treat for blues enthusiasts,
– Off Festival – an interdisciplinary event combining music, theater, visual arts, and new media,
– Tauron Nowa Muzyka – a festival showcasing the latest trends in electronic music,
– International Summer Theatre Garden – a series of outdoor theater performances,
– Festival of Directing Art – a showcase of the most interesting Polish theatrical performances.

Katowice is also a thriving business center. Among the key business events held in Katowice are:

– European Economic Congress – the largest business event in Central Europe,
– European Congress of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – a meeting of representatives of the most important sector of the Polish economy,
– Intel Extreme Masters – one of the world’s largest e-sports tournaments.
Katowice – the city of innovation
Katowice focuses on innovation and new technologies. It is also one of the most important academic centers in Poland, with seven public universities educating future business and science leaders.
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