Łódź, located in central Poland, is the country’s fourth largest city. A former industrial centre, Łódź has been experiencing somewhat of a rejuvenation over the past 10-15 years. The centerpiece of running in Łódź is in its numerous parks.
A great way to get oriented in Łódź is to run the 4.2 km Piotrkowska Street, which is one of the largest thoroughfares in Europe. Among the best places to run in Łódź is to combine two classic European parks: Józef Poniatowski Park & Józef Piłsudski Park. We’ve also put together two ‘linear park’ runs: one starts at Park Staromiejski and the other at Park Źródliska. Trail runners will find their bliss in Łagiewnicki Forest — one of the largest city forests in Europe — as well as the smaller Okręglik Forest.
For getting around Łódź, there are buses and 19 tram lines. Runners should note that winters can be cold, with some snow.