In 2020 the Run Ukraine has brought the design of medals of five events of the Ukrainian Majors Running League into one concept which aims to convey the unique value of each host city through its history, significant places or anniversary events, because without the past we have no future.
Besides the historical component, the medal should be related to the host city, be associated with its main symbols. Since the event is taking place in the online format and the participants can run the course anywhere, the medal, being the main symbol of the event, must help the participants feel the city they are running for.
That is why the medals of the 11th WIZZ AIR KYIV CITY MARATHON 2020 ONLINE are dedicated to the sixtieth anniversary of Kyiv metro.
60 years ago, on November 6, 1960 they launched the first red metro line, which was 5.2 km long and included five metro stations: Dnipro, Arsenalna, Khreshchatyk, Universytet and Vokzalna. As time went by, 5 metro stations turned into 52, and now Kyiv metro is one of the symbols of the capital city of Ukraine. No doubt, each Kyiv residents and visitor has their own interesting story about Kyiv underground. You can’t even count the number of love stories that started in metro, the number of books that were read and the number of songs that were listened to in metro. Metro is a vital attribute of our capital city.
In 2020 every finisher of the 11th WIZZ AIR KYIV CITY MARATHON 2020 ONLINE will get a special medal that will always remind them about the personal victory and the beloved Kyiv metro.
Kyiv Mini Marathon 4.2 km Online + Nordic Walk 4.2 km Online
The medals of the 4.2 km course depict an escalator which for 60 years in a row brings the passengers down to the trains and lifts them up to the surface.
Kyiv Run 10 km Online + Ветеранська десятка 10 km Online
The medals of the 10 km course depict one of the most beautiful Kyiv metro stations – Zoloti Vorota, which opened on December 31, 1989 as part of the first phase of construction of Syrets-Pechersk line (the green line).
Kyiv City Half Marathon 21 km Online
The medals of the 21.0975 km course depict the train coming out of the tunnel and going across the Metro Bridge. By the way, the Metro Bridge is also celebrating its anniversary in 2020 – the bridge was opened on November 5, 1965.
Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 42 km Online
The medals of the 42 km course depict the train that appears through the tunnel darkness. And if you raise this medal to light, it seems that the train is really breaking through the darkness and the door of the car is about to open to take you in and rush you to a distant place.