9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon
On April, 07 the 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon will take place in Kyiv - the 9th International Kyiv Semi-Marathon which has become a tradition for the city and its inhabitants.
9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon is the only event in Ukraine that has the status of the Bronze Label from the international organization IAAF - an international association of athletics federations. Registration for a distance of 21, 0975 km is currently opened. All adult distances participants will automatically receive insurance together with the starting package.
This year the event will take place within two days: children's races will take place on April, 6 and the next day the competition for adult athletes will be held. Distances also changed in the 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon: the distance of 10 km re turns to the program and each finisher of this distance will get a medal,
instead of the distance of 5 km will be the distance of 4.2 km, and also team race of 4 x 21 km
the winners of which will get a cash reward. Instead, the organizers of the event – the company Run Ukraine - refused the distance of 2 km, 5 km and the relay race of 2 x 10 km. The 4x5 km relay race will remain unchanged.
The 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon prize fund will increase significantly compared to this year. This year it is 703 000 UAH that is by almost 470 000 UAH more than in the previous one.
The winners of the main race will receive 2,000 EUR, the second place will get 1500 EUR, the third - 1000 EUR, the fourth - 750 EUR and 500 euros for the fifth place. If an athlete sets a track record then he will additionally fet another 1,000 EUR. Ukrainian athletes may also compete for the track record because the winner will get 5,000 UAH. The prizes will also increase among the age categories: winners will get 1500 UAH, for the second and third places - 1000 and 800 UAH.
For the first time within the scope of the 9th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon will be held an "Open Cup" for Ukrainian runners with a separate prize fund: for the first place - 500 EUR, for the second - 300 EUR, for the third - 200 EUR, for the fourth and fifth - 100 and 50 EUR.
Participation in the running event is available for both amateur and professional runners.
The organizers emphasize the importance of the early preparation for the race and recommend to start training for those who are planning to run the half marathon for the first time.
The half-marathon route will run through the picturesque streets of the city combining the historic part of the city with the urban and park area of Trukhanov Island. Start and finish are located on Kontraktova Square. The participants will run from the square along the Naberezhne Highway, along the Havana bridge, on Naberezhno-Rybalska street, across the Dnieper River along the Northern Bridge.
Reference about Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon:
Kyiv International Half Marathon Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon was first held in 2011, and already in 2015 the event became a full member of the Association of International Marathons (AIMS). Moreover, the event was certified by the European Association of Track and Field Athletics and received the highest rating of quality - "5 stars". Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon is the first stage of the Run Ukraine Running League 2019, which unites six running competitions in five cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnipro, Odesa, Lviv and Zaporizhzhya. The league is focused on fans of running, among which winners among men and women will be determined at the end of the final stage.