Cieszyn (Poland) - Český Těšín (Czech Republic), Sunday 24 April 2016

The River Olza separates Cieszyn (Poland) from Český Těšín (Czech Republic) - Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


This popular 10k race takes runners through two countries — Poland and the Czech Republic. Accordingly, the event has two names.

In Poland it is known as the Cieszyński FORTUNA Bieg, in the Czech Republic as the Těšinský FORTUNA Běh.

Participants run through both parts of a town that was cut in two after World War One — Cieszyn (the Polish part of the town) and Český Těšín (the Czech part).

Starting in Cieszyn, the route runs along both banks of the Olza River (which forms the border) and across two bridges. On the picture above, Cieszyn is on the left and Český Těšín on the right side. The route is a 5k loop, so it crosses the border four times.

In 2015, the fastest finishers were Abel Rop of Kenya (29min 22sec) and Valentyna Kiliarska of Ukraine (35min 13sec). The time limit to complete the course is 75min.

Around 1,000 runners took part in the 10k race, and 1,250 finished the 2k run for young athletes.


Signs on the border between Cieszyn (Poland) and Český Těšín (Czech Republic) - Copyright © 2015 Hendrik Böttger /


Country: Poland and Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Cieszyn

Date: 24 April 2016 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km (certified by PZLA); 2km (young athletes born 1997 or later)

Start: at 12.00 on al. Jana Łyska at the MOSiR stadium

Finish: on the track of the MOSiR stadium

Race centre: MOSiR stadium (on the day 8.00-11.00), al. Jana Łyska

Entries: online or by post (up to 18 April 2016)

Entry fees: 35 PLN (up to 18 April 2016), 50 PLN (on 24 April 2016)

Exchange rate: 100 PLN = ca. 23.40 EUR (December 2015)

Timekeeping: Datasport bib chip timing (included in the entry fees)

You get: technical T-shirt, goodie bag, water on the course, finisher medal, certificate, a meal

Prizes: to the first 6 men and women; to the first 3 in each age group

Number of finishers 2015: 1250 (2km), 989 (10km)

Event website:

  • (in Polish)
  • (in Czech)


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page! Please visit the official event website to verify the above information.