Cieszyn (Poland) - Český Těšín (Czech Republic), Sunday 23 April 2017

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 Czechia. 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) 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 you cross the border four times.

Last year, Abel Rop of Kenya (29 minutes 57 seconds) and Lilia Fisikovici of Moldova (33 minutes 20 seconds) led a crowd of 1,359 runners across the finish line. The entry limit is 1,400 runners.

The event also offers a 2k run for young athletes, which recorded more than 1,200 finishers last year.


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


Country: Poland and Czech Republic

Venue (Map): Cieszyn (Ostrava 34km, Katowice 88km, Kraków 128km)

Date: 23 April 2017 (Sunday)

Race distance: 10km (certified by PZLA); 2km (young athletes)

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

Finish: on the track of the MOSiR stadium

Race centre: in the sports hall at the MOSiR stadium, al. Jana Łyska 21 (Saturday 15.00-17.00; on the day 8.00-11.00)

Entries: online (up to 10 April 2017)

Entry limit: 1,400 runners

Entry fees: PLN 35 (ca. € 8.10 / CZK 220)

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

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

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

Number of finishers 2016: 1359 (10km), 1221 (2km)

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.