About us

We are a group of runners from different countries who first of all run for fun and not for the results. The aim of being part of Bornholm Runners is to have a social network to drive together to runs, discuss running issues and plan for new runs in the future.

The association is a non-profit organization registered in the City Hall of Gdynia under number 79. The members do not pay any member fees and the costs of the activities are covered by the members voluntarily.

By June 2013 Bornholm Runners will consist of runners from northern Poland, Bornholm and Copenhagen, but we are very open to members to join from all over the world as long as they share our passion for running and support the aim of the organization.

The members shall aim to run half-marathon or longer as their target on shorter or longer term.

The name – Bornholm Runners – comes from the creator of the association Jesper Kristiansen who emigrated from Bornholm to Poland in 1995.

Bornholm on the other side is also seen as a symbol of an ideal running place with a lot of special routes and at the same time having a very healthy environment.

The members of Bornholm Runners will therefore plan to participate in runs on Bornholm when it is possible and will suit the members.

Members can be people from all over the world as long they plan to run minimum half marathon and they would like to support the aim of the association.


Our mission is – besides having fun when running – to generate sponsor money paid directly to organizations and institutes for children suffering from life threatening illnesses.

Statute of the association:

Bornholm Runners is registered at the City Hall of Gdynia under the number 79
A copy of the statutes can be downloaded here

Support plans:

Bornholm Runners have the aim to support children suffering from life threatening illnesses. It is up to the association to identify and decide about whom to support. It is possible for potential members or sponsors to get information about actual plans by contacting the association.