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8. PKO Białystok Half marathon

Quick facts

Location Białystok, Poland

Distance Half marathon

Rescheduled to 08 Nov 2020

Previous date: 10 May 2020

About 8. PKO Białystok Half marathon

***This event has been POSTPONED due to the COVID-19 pandemic.***

The Bialystok Half Marathon is the biggest running event in the Eastern Poland. Bialystok is 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.

Our half marathon was chosen by runners as one of the best races in our country. As in previous editions, runners will start at Branicki Palace. In the last year, over 4 000 people stood at the starting line of the half marathon, many of them did their personal bests. We believe that this year an even bigger group of runners will run the streets of Bialystok!


7. PKO Białystok Half Marathon

  • 21.098km

PKO Bialystok Half Marathon

  • 21.098km


  • 5km



After Race Services

Once you cross the finish line you will finisher medal, bottled water, isotonic drink, banana, and, what is unusual, we will treat you to some local couisine dish. The Medical Tent is conveniently located at the end of the finish line.

Age Limit

You must be at least 18 years of age to compete in the half marathon. 

Aid Stations

Nutrition points will be available along the route.

Award Medals

Since 2016 all finishers are receiving a unique commemorative medal, which presents a rome god or goddess sculpture. These sculptures are a part of garden of Branicki Palace. This beautiful building is a symbol of capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship.

Equipment Storage

Clothing dropoff: Runners can opt to receive a bag marked with their bib number, enabling them to check belongings in a specially designated place. Bags for deposit are provided strictly on the basis of the bib number.

Maximum Time

Time limit for the half marathon is 3 hours.


Chip timing available.

8. PKO Białystok Half marathon Route Map

8. PKO Białystok Half marathon Route Map


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Reviewed 31 May, 2019




Reviewed 06 May, 2019

My first run in Poland. As a foreigner, the main website comes in five languages; Polish, English, Russian, German and Lithuanian. This was great as the registration was simple and straight forward. H...


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Branicki Palace

Pałac Branickich (182), Białystok, Poland


Rynek Kościuszki

Rynek Kościuszki, 15-004 Białystok, Poland




As runners navigate through this scenic and picturesque course that is dominated by historic landmarks and buildings, they will be able to see sites such as: The Ratusz, Kosciol sw Rocha, Opera i Filharmonia podlaska, Palac Branickich, Stadion Miejski, Kampus Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku, just to name a few.


The Białystok Half Marathon will begin in front of the Branicki Palace. The route will wind through the streets of Bialystok, mainly in the picturesque city center. Its a point-to-point loop course ends at Bialystok's Ratusz.

The race information has been found on the official website of the event or through publicly available sources. Always refer to the official website the latest race information. Please let us know if any data is wrong or missing, by emailing us.