On April 7 Kyiv will host 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon – the ninth international Kyiv half marathon, which has become a tradition for the city and its residents. 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon is the only event in Ukraine that has a Bronze label status from the world organization IAAF – the international association of athletic federations.
The registration for the course of 21.0975 km is currently open. All participants of adult courses will automatically get insurance with their starter’s packages.
This year the event will take two days – on April 6 there will be children’s races and the next day there will be races for adult athletes.
There were also changes to the courses within the 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon: we decided to reinstate the 10 km course with medals for its finishers; instead of the 5 km course there will be a new 4.2 km course; and there will be a team race 4×21 km with monetary reward for its participants. However, the organizers of the event, the Run Ukraine company, decided to give up the courses of 2 km and 5 km and the 2×10 relay. The relay 4х5 km will remain unchanged.
The prize fund of the 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon has been significantly increased compared to this year. This time it amounts to 703,000 UAH, which is by almost 470,000 more than the previous year. The winners of the main course will get 2,000 euro, for the second place – 1,500 euro, for the third place – 1,000 euro, for the fourth – 750 euro and 500 euro for the fifth place. If the athlete sets the track record, he/she will get another 1,000 euro. Ukrainian athletes will also have a chance to compete for the track record among themselves with the winner getting 5,000 UAH. The prizes in age groups have also been increased: the winners will get 1,500 UAH each, and 1,000 and 800 UAH for the second and third places respectively.
For the first time 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon will include the «Open Cup» for Ukrainian runners with a separate prize fund: 500 euro for the first place, 300 euro for the second place, 200 euro – for the third place and 100 and 50 euro for the fourth and fifth places respectively.
Participation in the running event is open to both amateur and professional runners. The organizers emphasize the importance of advance preparation for the race and recommend those planning to run the half marathon for the first time to start preparing now.
The route of the half marathon will go through the picturesque city streets, combining the historical part of the city with the urban and park zone of the Trukhaniv island. The start and finish lines are located at the Kontraktova Square. The participants will be running from the square in a circle along the Naberezhne highway, down the Havanskyi Bridge, down the Naberezhno-Rybalska street, across the Dnipro river down the Pivnichnyi bridge.
Reference information about the Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon:
Kyiv international half marathon Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon was held for the first time in 2011 and in 2015 it became a full member of the Association of International Marathons (AIMS). Besides, the event was certified by the European association of athletics and got the highest quality ranking – “5 stars”.
Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon – is the first stage of the Run Ukraine Running League 2019, which includes six running events in five cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv and Zaporizhzhia. The League was created for amateur runners with winners among men and women determined after the last stage.
Register on the official event website http://kyivhalfmarathon.org/
Title sponsor – Nova Poshta
Organizer – Run Ukraine
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