With the warm weather finally back in action, spring is packed with fun runs, marathons and other great active events. In case you are an avid runner or just planning to try marathon running for the first time, «Destinations» rounds up a list of major marathons and sport events that will be taking place all over Ukraine in spring 2017.
Hosted by Sport club "Scientist", Feofania FUNRUN will take place on April 22nd 2017 at 10 AM in Feofania Park. Runners can choose among following distances: 10km, 5km, 1.5km, 600m kids from 10 to 12y.o., 300m kids from 7 to 9y.o., 300m kids from 3 to 6y.o. Price of registration:
Charity entry fee - UAH 120 (till 19.04), After 19.04 - UAH 150.
Lviv Half Marathon
The motto of Lviv Half Marathon is «New start – a new challenge!». All the marathon enthusiasts are invited to overcome it together with a thousand of like-minded people on a route along the legendary Lviv. Lviv Half Marathon will take place on April 23rd 2017 starting at Svobody Avenue. The half marathon will cover 21 km distance and 4 km distance for amateurs.
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It starts and finishes in the alpine village of Ukraine Dzembronya. Runners will be storming through the green beautiful Carpathian Mountains. After the run all the participants are invited to party in the charming and cozy village of Verkhovyna. Plunge into nature and recharge your batteries with this mountain trail marathon that will be held on April 30th, 2017.
Wings for Life
In 2017, Kyiv will host Wings for Life World Run on May, 7th at 2 PM. The participants will start to gather at 11 AM near the monument of Kyiv Founders at Naberezhne Shosse, All the detailed info can be found here (www.wingsforlifeworldrun.com ). The Wings for Life World Run is a running competition held on the first weekend of May since 2014 to collect funds for the not-for-profit foundation Wings for Life. The run takes place in 34 or 35 locations around the Earth at the same time.
The Wings for Life World Run is a global charity event with a unique and uniquely fun format. This is the race where every participant is sure to finish. Here’s how it works: On one day each year, the Wings for Life World Run takes place at event locations across the planet. Everybody starts at exactly the same moment, 11am UTC. Whether it’s day or night, bright sun or pouring rain at your location – you’re running together with the world and sharing an amazing experience. Your name shows up on a Global Result List, too.
Fun Karpaty Trail Mountain Marathon
Fun Karpaty Trail is a mountain marathon, which will take place in the heart of the Carpathian resort town of Yaremche. This sport event will gather together all fans of mountain running and healthy lifestyle. All the participants will have a chance to enjoy unique views of the picturesque Carpathian Mountains, steep mountain terrain and many exciting experiences. This is a great opportunity to spend the first weekend of May (May 7th, 2017) in an active and sporty way.
Dnipro Triathlon Fest 2017
It is the two-days festival of triathlon on the banks of Dnipro river. The Triathlon will take place from 20 to 21 May 2017 and will bring together professionals and amateurs, adults and children. Festival pier - an ideal venue for triathlon, participants will start and finish all the stages of the race in one place. In 2017 on May 20th the participants of the festival will compete in «fans» category and on May 21st the race will be held among professional sportsmen. There also will be Kids Triathlon Competition for the youngest participants.
Kyiv Euro Marathon
The major run in the center of Europe! Run the rhythm of Kyiv! On May 27th, 2017 Kyiv will the world class sport event - KYIV EURO MARATHON. The Marathon is dedicated to the celebration of the Day of Europe, which is celebrated worldwide on May 15th. The start and finish will be located at the NSC "Olympiysky" and will offer a comfortable speed track in the city center. Participants can choose a comfortable distance suitable for beginners as well as for the experienced runners.
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25th Chestnut Run
Chestnut Run is the largest sport and charity event in Ukraine which is held annually since 1993. For the past 17 years, the Chestnut Run participants helped children to overcome the congenital heart disease. All money collected during the Run are used to purchase medical equipment for Scientific and Practical Center of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac of the Health Ministry of Ukraine. Route of the race - Mikhailovskaya square - Vladimirsky proezd - Sofievskaya square - st. Vladimirskaya - st. Bogdan Khmelnitsky - st. Khreshchatyk - a turn on the Independence Square and in the opposite direction. In 2017 the traditional Chestnut Run will take place on May 28th.
Photo source: shutterstock, Wings for Life PR department, Chestnut Run and Dnipro Triathlon official web pages.