Bialystok – Take a deep breath.


Bialystok – the largest city in northern-eastern Poland and the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship with a population of 300,000. It is located in the area called the Green Lungs of Poland

Approximately 32% of its area is green. Parks and squares, as well as 1,800 hectares of forests within the city limits, create a unique and healthy microclimate. Within the city, there are two nature reserves with a total surface area of 105 hectares. The municipal agglomeration neighbours the Narew National Park. The close proximity of nature reserves to an urban area is part of the city’s unique appeal. Thanks to these advantages, in 1993 Białystok was the first city in Poland to become part of the Healthy Cities Network international project organised by World Health Organization (WHO). 

Bialystok is an excellent place to visit for anyone interested in multiculuralism and the various religions that can be found in the Podlasie region. The different nationalities, cultures, and religions of the local people, as well as the picturesque landscapes, make this region unique.

It is worth spending a few days in Bialystok. There are so many attractions to enjoy. Perhaps you would like to go for a stroll to discover the history of the renowned Branicki family, admire some wooden architecture or explore old Bialystok manufactures? 

Maybe you only have 30 minutes to explore Bialystok? Don’t worry. You can take a short trip during which you will learn more about the multicultural spirit of the city that was birthplace of Ludwik Zamenhof, the man who invented the Esperanto language. The main places of interest are located close to one another in the city centre.

Take a stroll and admire:

  • An impressive cathedral which comprises an Old Parish Church and Minor Basilica which is actually larger than the church
  • The place where Ludwik Zamenhof’s house used to stand.
  • The street where young Ludwik used to go for walks, as well as the Zamenhof bust.
  • The main Eastern Orthodox Church of Bialystok – St Nicholas Cathedral.
  • The former location of the Great Synagogue  – the largest in the history of pre-war Białystok.

Regardless of whether you will decide to stay a few days or just one to participate in the run, we’ll be happy to welcome you and be your hosts so that you have a chance to soak in the atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind city. We therefore have the honour to invite you to participate in this award-winning and renowned run event.
Take a deep breath.


Starter kit

  • Runner’s shirt
  • Runner’s bip number 
  • information bulletin
  • safe deposit where you can leave your things on the day of the run
  • pacemakers
  • nutrition points along the route
  • music spots along the route
  • medical care if needed
  • medal for finishing
  • refreshments in the finishers zone / local cuisine
  • after-run massage
  • changing room
  • participation in the Breakfast Run
  • free photographs to download after the run

Abbreviated rules

7th PKO Białystok Halfmarathon 

  • in order to compete in the run, the participants must be at least 18 years of age or turn 18 up to 5th of May 2019.
  • Time limit – 3 hours and 30 minutes. Additionally, the limit for 10 km is 1 hour and 45 minutes. 
  • Along the route, there will be four hydration points with water available, namely at approx. 5, 10, 14 and 18 km.
  • There will be additional time measuring points along the route.
  • Durning registration you are obliged to choose start zone, where you want to start at. We kindly ask to choose a start zone following your possibility. Organiser has a right to ask for your past results to verify your choice.

Avaliable start zones:

  • I – up till 1:29:59
  • II – 1:30:00 – 1:44:59
  • III – 1:45:00 – 1:54:59
  • IV – 1:55:00 – 2:09:59
  • V – above 2:10:00

Entry fees – Halfmarathon 

  • PLN 70.00 until 31st  of January 2019
  • PLN 80.00 from 1st  of February to 31st  of March 2019
  • PLN 90.00 from 1st to 28th of April 2019
  • PLN 100.00 from 29th of April and at the Competition Office on 3-5 May 2019 (if available) – by cash only!

Anyone born in 1959-1950 is eligible for a 50% discount on the fee rate depending on applicable rate. Persons born in 1949 or earlier pay a PLN 1.00 fee regardless of time (if there are still places available).

Disabled runners are exempt from the entry fee. To be exempt from the entry fee, please send a scanned document confirming the disability to this e-mail address and to fulfill entry form.

Fee payments can be transferred to the Fundacji Białystok Biega foundation’s account number: BIC/SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK 15 1140 2017 0000 4702 1304 3240 mBank. In the bank transfer id/title, please put the name and surname, year of birth of the runner and name „Halfmarathon”. Individual payments can also be made using secure Internet transfer during registration until 28th  of April 2019. 

City Run 5k 

  • in order to compete in the run, the participants must be at least 12 years of age or turn 12 up to 5th of May 2019
  • time limit – 50 minutes
  • On the route there will be additional time measuring points

Entry fees:

  • PLN 50.00 until 31st  of January 2019
  • PLN 60.00 from 1st  of February to 28th of April 2019
  • PLN 70.00 from 29th of April and at the Competition Office on 3-5 May 2019 (if available) – by cash only!

Fee payments can be made to account of the foundation called Fundacji Białystok Biega to account number: BIC/SWIFT: BREXPLPWMBK 15 11402017 0000 4702 1304 3240 mBank. In the bank transfer id/title, please put the name and surname, and year of birth of the runner and name „CITY RUN”.


a/ Women’s general classification and men’s general classification.

b/ Age classification:

  • K-20 (Women), M-20 (Men) (born in 2001 – 1990)
  • K-30, M-30 (born in 1989-1980)
  • K-40, M-40 (born in 1979-1970)
  • K-50, M-50 (born in 1969 – 1960)
  • K-60, M-60 (born in 1959 – 1950)
  • K-70, M-70 (born in 1949 and older)

c/ Team classification:

In this classification teams are allowed to take part, which represent companies, institutions, sports clubs, uniformed service as well as teams of runners who wish to register under a common name. A team should comprise at least 4 people, including a minimum of 1 woman. There is no upper limit for the number of people in a team. An individual runner can represent only one team. During registration, please put the name of the team in the box indicated, regardless of the club name. The team’s final result shall be the sum of the time of the 4 best runners, including 1 woman from a given team under the condition that the same team name is written in the entry card(the winning team is the one with the shortest overall time run by its members).

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