Year 2018 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 2018.
Feofania Hills Run
Hosted by "Scientist" sport club, Feofania Hills Run will take place on March 25, 2018 at 10 AM in Feofania Park. Runners can choose among following distances: 12km, 6km, 3km, 1km.
Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon
Kyiv Half Marathon offers to enjoy a 21 km, 10 km, 5 km, 2 km runs full of emotions and challenges. In 2018 (April 22) Kontraktova Ploshcha, the official start location of the marathon, will gather runners from around the world.
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Wings for Life
In 2018, Kyiv will host Wings for Life World Run on May, 6th. 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 Wings for Life not-for-profit foundation. The run takes place in 34 or 35 locations around the Earth at the same time.
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 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 6, 2018) in an active and sporty way. Distances: 52 km, 27 km, 13 km.
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 May 5, 2018. Distances: 42 km, 24 km, 12 km.
26th Chestnut Run
Chestnut Run is the largest sport and charity event in Ukraine which is held annually since 1993. For the past 18 years, the Chestnut Run participants helped children to overcome the congenital heart disease. All money collected during the Run is 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 2018 the traditional Chestnut Run will take place on May 27th.
Vyshyvanka Race on Independence Day of Ukraine
On Independence Day of Ukraine (August 24, 2018), the traditional Race in ‘Vyshyvankas’ will take place in the capital of Ukraine. The big Independence Race will start at Rusanivska waterfront on August 24, 2017 in Kyiv.
Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon
In 2010 Kyiv joined the honorable list of cities that hold their own annual marathon. It was then, October 16, 2010 that our capital city held its first marathon, attended by 546 participants from 13 countries – 144 athletes volunteered to go to the start of the classic marathon, which is 42 km 195 m. All these years, Wizz Air Kyiv marathon organizers provided participants with an opportunity to test themselves not only in the classic distance, but also in street races of 5 and 10 km, half marathon and world-popular relay. In 2018 Wizz Air City Marathon will traditionally take place in Kyiv on October 7.
Grand Prix Lviv Half Marathon
October 28, 2018 will become a special day in the history of Lviv, since for the third year in a row the city will host a running event of international scale! Thousands of runners from over 20 countries of the world will visit the old city of Lviv to run down the ancient streets, breathe in the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, dance to the tunes of street musicians and enjoy the taste of life.
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