National bike race idea came shortly after gaining independence by Poland. Sport was very important during creation of II Republic, and biking was very helpful in that process. This project gained its shape thank to Warsaw Cyclists Association and “Przegląd Sportowy” redaction. In 1928, precisely quartercentury after famous Tour the France inauguration, the I Cyclist Run around Poland was held. A president of II Polish Republic himself became a honorable patron of this event, with Marshal Józef Piłsudski in Honorary Committee,proving the prestigious rank of the event.
The FIS Ski Jumping World Cup is the most famous international sports event that takes place every year in Zakopane. For the first time the World Cup took place in our city in 1980. During the first two-day competitionin the history of the two-day, the competition at Średnia Krokiew Krokwi was won by the ski jumper of the Zakopane "Legia", the late Olympian - Stanisław Bobak. A day later, the Great Krokiew was where another competitor jumped wonderfully - Piotr Fijas, later a coach in the ski jumping team. At the next cup competition Zakopane waited for 10 years, when the next World Cup was held only in 1990. After a six-year break, the ski jumping competition came to the Wielka Krokwia in 1996, and since 1998 they have been taking part in Zakopane regularly.
WORLD SNOW DAY The 8th edition of the World Snow Day 19-20 January 2019 WORLD SNOW DAY or World Snow Day, is part of the International Ski Federation's (FIS) Campaign, entitled "Bring Children to the Snow", in a free translation meaning "take children to the snow". The core of this campaign is to encourage children and youth to practice winter sports, to take part in sports competitions, but also to pay attention to issues related to the protection of the natural environment. During the World Snow Day, events take place all over the world, the main part of which are sports competitions with various types of educational actions. The motto of World Snow Day is invariably three slogans: EXPLORE- ENJOY-EXPERIENCEDuring the fourth WSD edition, we added the next HELP to three basic entries: ENJOY, EXPLORE, EXPERIENCE. Our partner is the Regional Center for Blood Donation and Blood Treatment in Krakow, which, along with the field department in Zakopane, conducts an event of blood donation every year. On 20.01.2019, all volunteeringng adults will be able to donate blood topeople who need it most. The media patronage over the event was taken by TVP ABC, the thematic channel for children enjoying the highest viewing figures. We are very happy that during the World Snow Day in Zakopane we will be able to host the TV crew of TVP ABC and Teleranek!
The Zakopane Amateur Alpine Skiing Cup in Alpine Skiing for Amateurs is a regular sport event organized by the city of Zakopane and the largest ski stations in Zakopane. The cup was reactivated in the 2013/2014 winter season and it’s very popular among skiers from Zakopane and all over Poland. The cup can be taken by people who are over 18 years of age and have not been active players in the last 5 seasons.
12H Slalom Marahon is a cyclic event, organized by Town of Zakopane with collaboration with its main initiator, Małgorzata Tlałka-Długosz, a chairman of HANDICAP Foundation. The main goal of this charity competition is to beat Polish Record in 12-hour team ski slalom marathon non-stop. A team of 30 professional ski riders take part in this trial. Since 2017, President Andrzej Duda is a honorable patron, and team captain of this event.