Autumn 2018 Main Sports Events in Kyiv Digest

MMA championship

At the beginning of September, Kyiv Cycle Track for the first time in its history hosted the Kyiv Cycling Grand Prix. This event was held on the international level and gathered more than a hundred athletes from different countries to compete in Ukraine's capital. And this is just the beginning! Autumn 2018 is full of none less exciting sports events.

Ukraine - Spain basketball match

Man playing basketballThe autumn sports season is opened with the game of 'ball. The teams of Ukraine and Spain will compete for the right to take part in the 2019 World Championship. Both teams are already engaged in vigorous training, so we can expect a heated match.

When: September 14
Where: Palace of Sports
Price: starting at UAH 100

RTR 2018: Car Race on Chaika

Car raceKyiv car maniacs are used to the traditional races on the Chaika airfield. However, the autumn Festival of Speed will be new in many aspects. The festival will last for two days and will include new exciting configurations for the pilots that will compete to get on top.

The schedule consists of the RTR Time Arrack, Drift Attack, a grand Tuning Show with more than 50 stylish cars, moto stunt show, drift show and even Drift Taxi - a chance to ride with the professional pilot. The airfield will be divided into the main competition zone, lounge zones, food court, bars and hookah zone.

When: September 15-16
Where: Chaika airfield
Price: starting at UAH 300


WWFC MMA championshipOne of the main and festive sports events of this autumn, WWFC 12 is a grand tournament in mixed martial arts that often gathers a crowd in the Palace of Sports. The MMA show in Kyiv meets the international standards and delivers with the same high-key energy.

This time, the WWFC tournament will gather top world fighters who will compete in three matches for the title of the world champion. Guests are promised a buffet with cocktails, live music from DJ and more surprises from the event's organizers.

When: September 29
Where: Palace of Sports
Price: starting at UAH 100

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International Women's Hockey Day

People playing hockeyThe International Women's Hockey Day is a great opportunity to spend a family weekend: the ice rink located not far from the Chernihivska metro station welcomes everyone to enjoy the fun and try themselves on the ice.

The event will host the match between the National girl's team aged 8-9 and boys aged 8-9, as well as a 3x3 tournament. Coaches will head free workshops for those who want to polish their skills, and kids will be entertained with face-painting and games with animators. Food court and chill-out zone will be present on the site as well.

When: October 6
Where: Ice Arena on 6, Mista Shalett Street
Price: free admission

9th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2018

WizzAir Marathon in KyivWizz Air Kyiv City Marathon traditionally lures in those who love to kill two birds with one stone - apart from it being one of the main sports events in Kyiv, the marathon also raises money for charity. Thus, in 2017 the participants donated more than UAH 1 million. Besides, European Athletics organization gave Wizz Air Marathon a 5-star rate.

This autumn, we can expect six individual marathons, one relay, three kids' and four corporate. The minimum distance is 2 km for the Charity Run and Family Run, while the longest is Under Armour Run, which is 21km long. The registration has already begun and some of the options are quickly running out of spots, so make sure to register on the English version of the beforehand.

When: October 7
Where: Khreshchatyk Street
Price: starting at UAH 100

Dynamo - Rennes FC match

Dynamo FC playing on the football fieldLast but certainly not least, one of the main matches of the season will take place on the Olympiiskyi stadium and most likely will traditionally gather a crowd on the same-named metro station. Kyiv Dynamo FC will meet Rennes FC to compete in the 2018–19 UEFA Europa League. The two teams have not previously met before, so the bets might come out interesting. Make sure to buy tickets in advance, as they are sold out quite quickly.

When: November 8
Where: Olympiiskyi Stadium
Price: starting at UAH 50

You can buy tickets at or similar websites with an English interface.

Photo sources:, photo-oxser /, Facebook pages of events mentioned above. All images belong to their rightful authors.

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