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Run Ukraine opens registration for the 11th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon

This fall, on October 24-25, for the eleventh time Kyiv will host Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, which has the record number of participants among running events on all courses. Last year there were almost 17,000 runners from all over the world participating in the anniversary event setting four records of Ukraine

Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon is the final stage of the Ukrainian Majors Running League, which includes seven running events in six cities of Ukraine. The organizing company, Run Ukraine, promises that in 2020 Kyiv marathon will have lots of surprises for both the athletes and their fans. 

“The 11th Kyiv Marathon will be even greater than the anniversary one last year. More participants, more people in the audience, new activities. The Ukrainian Majors Running League is a grand event that the running Ukraine deserves, – announced Dmytro Chernitskyi, the General Manager of Run Ukraine. Our vision is not limited to just quality standards. Over the next five years we plan on working on creation of a brand that will work with interests of amateur and professional athletes and NGO and charity organizations”.

The 11th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2020 will include races for the runners of various levels of training, from a mini marathon of 4.2 km to a full marathon of 42.195 km. This year for the first time participants on the 4.2 km course will also get finisher’s medals. There will also be various relay and team races, Nordic Walking, children’s and family races as well as races with dogs.

The prize fund has also been increased and now amounts to 521 400 UAH, which is twice as much as last year.

Since 2014 our constant partner of Kyiv Marathon is Wizz Air, a Hungarian airline company, which supports running events in various countries of the world. Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon is the largest event of this powerful network.

“We are happy to be a part of this wonderful Wizz Air marathon for 7 years in a row. We are proud that the event has become one of the most popular running events with thousands of runners from all over the world participating in it every year, – said Denise Filip, Marketing Manager at Wizz Air. – We believe that low-cost airlines and running have a lot in common: they improve lives of people and are available to all. WIZZ offers great opportunities in sports and travels, which is why we encourage all of our customers not to miss this event. See you in Kyiv on October 24-25!”

In 2020, for each finisher of Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, 1 US dollar will be donated to charity. It is important to note that over the course of history of Kyiv Marathon we have raised over 6 000 000 UAH for charity.  

For the second year in a row, the route of the main marathon course of Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon will go through the city in one lap crossing three bridges. The route has been certified by AIMS, and the race itself serves as an age group qualification race for the Abbott World Marathon Majors. This means that the results of runners 40+ can be used for qualification for the World Championship–2022 (Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group World Championship). 

Besides, this event is one of the stages of the Ukrainian Majors Running League, which includes seven running events in six cities of Ukraine: Kyiv, Dnipro, Kharkiv, Odesa, Lviv and Zaporizhzhia. Participants who successfully finish all races within the League in 2020, will get a special medal of the finisher of the Ukrainian Majors Running League.


Registration is available on the official event website –


Title partner – Wizz Air

Organizer – Run Ukraine



Anastasiia Russu +380 50 178 11 68

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Viktoriia Veremiienko +380 67 995 27 67

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