On April 22, Kyiv will host 8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon , which has become a tradition for the city and its residents. On November 27, the organizers of the event, Run Ukraine, opened registration for the half marathon course – 21.0975 km.
Participation in the running event is open for both amateur and professional runners. The organizers emphasize the importance of early preparation for the race and recommend those who are planning to run the half marathon for the first time to start training now. We remind you that 8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon was the first running event in Ukraine to receive the Bronze Label from the international organization IAAF, the International Association of Athletic Federations.
“There are only 32 events in the world today with BRONZE LABEL, including well-known international races: EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon, PZU Warszawa Marathon, Zurich marathon. Only two events in the post-soviet countries have this status: Minsk Half Marathon and Lattelecom Riga Marathon. Now Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon has also been added to the list of BRONZE LABEL. For participants it means a guarantee of a high level of organization, ensuring the most comfortable conditions for participation. For the city and country, this means international recognition. We have achieved this result thanks to our eight-year experience that had both mistakes and victories. In 2010, we began with a simple idea – to organize an event of health and sports in the capital city. We made it, and it was our small triumph. This year we met 9,000 runners at the starting line of all courses. In 2018, we plan to bring together more than 12 thousand participants. Starting on November 27, the fans of running can already register for the prestigious running event” , – commented the general manager of Run Ukraine Dmytro Chernitskyi.
The half-marathon route will run down picturesque streets of the city, uniting the historic part of the city with its urban part and the park zone of Trukhaniv Island. Start and finish line are located at Kontraktova Square. The participants will run one lap along the Naberezhne highway to Havanskyi bridge, down Naberezhno-Rybalska street, down Moscow Bridge across the Dnipro River. The total elevation gain on the route of Kyiv half marathon is 120 m. You can see the route by following the link .
Traditionally, 8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon will include races on individual courses: 21.0975 km, 10 km, 5 km, 2 km, as well as children races of 100 m, 500 m and 1000 m. Registration for these courses will soon be open on the event’s website. The 2 km race will be charitable and will continue the charity tradition of Run Ukraine. This year, thanks to the charitable race “Winners” and the fundraising marathon, we were able to raise 1,121,753 UAH of charity funds within Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon.
About Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon
In 2015 Kyiv international half marathon Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon became a full member of the International Marathon Association (AIMS). The event was also certified by the European Association of Athletics and received the highest rating of quality – “5 stars”.
Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon is the first stage of the Run Ukraine Running League, which includes five races in four cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv.The league is aimed at fans of running, among whom, at the end of the final stage, we will determine winners among men and women. The main prize of the Run Ukraine Running League is participation in a prestigious international marathon.