The Bialystok Half Marathon is the most popular running event in Eastern Poland. Boasting a population of 300,000, Bialystok is the largest city in the north-eastern region and is the capital of the Podlaskie Voivodeship. This region is known as the "Green Lungs of Poland", as it encompasses an area of 32% green parks and squares, as well as 1,800 hectares of forests within the city limits. Additionally, two nature reserves with a total surface area of 105 hectares are located within the city. The city is also near the Narew National Park. This special combination of nature reserves and urban areas has led to Bialystok being the first city in Poland to join the international project, Healthy Cities Network, organised by World Health Organization (WHO).Bialystok is an extraordinary destination for those interested in multiculturalism and the various religions that can be found in the Podlasie region. Here, different nationalities, cultures and religions of the local people, in addition to the spectacular landscapes, make the region truly one-of-a-kind.Our half marathon is one of the most popular races in the country, and this year's edition will start at Branicki Palace. In the last year, more than 4,000 people participated in the half marathon, many of whom achieved personal bests. We are confident that this year, an even bigger group of runners will take to the streets of Bialystok!