Polish News Translated - Torun April 10

By Bethany HuffApril 10, 2024

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Editor's Note: These are courtesy translations of local news provided by the U.S. Army Garrison Poland Public Affairs team for the benefit the military community stationed here. Views or opinions are not endorsed by USAG Poland or the U.S. Army.

First round of local election results are in

The results from the first round of presidential elections of the City of Toruń, the candidate Pawel Gulewski – received the largest vote – 38.28%. The incumbent and residing President Toruń Michał Zaleski, resulted in 26.41% of the votes. These two candidates will meet again in the second election round on April 21. To encourage maximum participation, public transportation in Toruń will be free of charge for the day.

Currently there are 141,696 Torun citizens eligible to vote. From this first round of voting, a total of 69,741 valid ballots were awarded, resulting in a turnout of 49.22% (the average turnout in the country is about 52%).

ARM RACE Toruń 2024 on Saturday!

On Saturday, April 13, 2024, the ARM Race will take place in Osada na Barbarka at Przysiecka 13, Toruń. The ARM Race is a thrilling, extreme run with artificial and natural obstacles fit for adults and children. Face your weaknesses and take up the challenge – will you fail, or will you emerge victorious?

Whether you are a professional or amateur, ARM RACE has a race for everyone:
The Wild Family - a run for families with children over a distance of approx. 1 km, from 3 years of age
The KNUR - a fun run, you decide which obstacles you overcome, distance approx. 5 km
The LOCH - approx. 5 km of route and 20 obstacles
The BOAR - approx. 10 km route and 35 obstacles

There will be no shortage of fun for everyone.

Sign up today at www.rajsportactive.pl/zapisy

Argentine Ambassador makes appearance in Toruń

Toruń became the capital of the Argentine Tango last weekend as the city hosted the International Cup of Poland and the El Cielo Tango Festival. Alicia Irene Falkowski, Argentina’s Ambassador, met with Toruń’s President Michał Zaleski to discuss tourism and business opportunities while touring the beautiful city.

Together they visited the Old Town Hall, where there is a portrait of Nicolaus Copernicus and the Gallery of Polish Painting. There was also time for a walk through the streets of the Old Town Complex and a photo under the monument to Mikołaj Kopernik.

JE Alicia Irene Falkowski has been the Ambassador of Argentina to the Republic of Poland since November 2023. Previously, in 1997 – 1998, she was the head of the consular section of the Embassy in Warsaw.