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21.08.2017

Date of 8th Kyiv half marathon announced – April 22, 2018  

8th Kyiv half marathon Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon will take place next year on April 22. The date of the international running event was announced by the organizers – Run Ukraine.

“Every year we had the half marathon in the end of April. The year of 2017 was an exception – due to the song contest Eurovision, we organized our running event on April 9. In 2018 we will hold 8th Kyiv half marathon on April 22. This time we plan to bring together over 12 thousand participants. Registration for  8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon will open in November and will be available at kyivhalfmarathon.org. Traditionally, we invite all fans of running to join. Besides, we plan to hold Championship of Ukraine in Road Races on the course of 21.0975 km, like we did in 2017. This event has become a tradition both for us and for the city. It’s a tradition that develops sports tourism, since many foreigners participate in our event. In 2017 we had runners from 43 countries. Thanks to events like this, Kyiv becomes more attractive for tourists who prefer active lifestyle”, – said Dmytro Chernitskyi, the General Manager of Run Ukraine.   

We would like to remind that this year Kyiv half marathon brought together 9,200 participants and became the first event in Ukraine to receive IAAF BRONZE LABEL status from the world organization IAAF – International Association of Athletic Federations. This testifies to the high level of organization and compliance with the world standards. Currently, there are only 32 running events in the world which have BRONZE LABEL, including well-known international races such as: EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Marathon, PZU Warszawa Marathon, Zurich marathon. There are only two events in the posts-Soviet countries which have this status – Minsk Half Marathon and Lattelecom Riga Marathon. Now this list also includes Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon.      

Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon – is the first stage of Run Ukraine Running League, which includes five races in four cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv. The League is created for amateurs of running, among whom they will choose winners from among men and women after the last stage of the league. The main prize of Run Ukraine Running League 2017 is participation in the prestigious Prague Marathon.

 

Links for the media:

Official event website kyivhalfmarathon.org

Video Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017 youtu.be/Vlj3Y3fpExE

 

Contacts for the media:

Daria Savchenko

mob. tel.: + 38067 209 57  54

email: [email protected]

Viktoriia Veremiienko

mob. tel.: +380 67 995 27 67

email: [email protected]