For the past 52 years the Championship starts with the same ritual, racewalkers and post men walk together for 1 km. Why? I do not know! See here for yourself!
The circuit is 1 km long and had lots of curves which is not the ideal track but still a nice one which leads through the center, a rather a residential area just 1 km away from the Gdansk central station.
The prize on the 10km is the highest one, the reason why everyone is competintg at this race and at the 20kmcompetition (Polish Championship U23).