The annual Warsaw Uprising Run was held in the Polish capital to commemorate the wartime insurrection, which broke out 75 years ago this week.
The 5- and 10-kilometre routes led around the city’s downtown and close to sites where heavy fighting took place during the failed uprising.
A string of events are scheduled to take place in Poland this week to mark the 75th anniversary of the start of the revolt.
The Warsaw Uprising began on August 1, 1944 and lasted 63 days before being put down by better equipped and more numerous German forces.
The insurgency resulted in the death of some 18,000 Polish fighters and 200,000 civilians.
It was the largest military operation by any resistance movement in Europe against the continent’s Nazi German occupiers during World War II.
The Warsaw Uprising Run, which has a tradition going back 29 years, is part of a series of three major patriotic runs in Warsaw that every year celebrate key events from the nation’s history.
The other two are the May 3rd Constitution Run, which honours an 18th-century Polish constitution that was the first such modern set of laws in Europe and the second worldwide, and the Independence Run, which celebrates the restoration of the country’s independence on November 11, 1918.
Tens of thousands of runners take part in these three events every year.
Source: IAR, polskieradio24