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We invite media to the 8th International Kiev Marathon!

Dear journalists!

We invite you to the 8th international Kyiv marathon Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017, which will be held on October 8th. This year the running event organizer, Run Ukraine, plans to have over 10,000 fans of running from 55 countries. Prior media accreditation for the event is required (link). Applications will be accepted till 06.10.2017 inclusive. Entrance to the press zone opens on October 8th at 08:00 at Maidan Nezalezhnosti near the start and finish point.


The Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 main route will traditionally make one circle along picturesque streets of the city. Compared to he last year, it has undergone small changes. You can get acquainted with the full route on the official website in the section “Routes“.


Both beginners and experienced runners can join the international running community and test their strength. On October 8th at Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 traditional races at individual distances will take place: 42,195 km; 21,0975 km; 10 km; 5 km; 2 km. It is not necessary to be a professional athlete to overcome the main marathon course. Marichka Padalko, a TV presenter from “1+1” channel, has already registered and plans to run the 42,195 km. Star participants are expected at other distances.The 5 km start will take: Anastasia Kamenskyh (starting number 6044), Potap (starting number 6045), Santa Dimopulus (starting number 5997), Ambassador of France to Ukraine Isabelle Dumont (starting number 5461). The full list of well-known Ukrainians for Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 will be announced on 06.10.2017.


Within the framework of the 8th Kyiv Marathon a charity race “Winners” at a course of 2 km will be held, dedicated to the heroes of the same name multimedia project of “1+1” TV channel. This will be the fourth stage of the “Winners” race series, whose members will help to raise funds for the veteran Victor Kardash who lost his limb during combat operations in the ATO, but retained optimism and desire to do sports.

On October 8th for the first time a female race #AvonPinkRUN will take place at a course of 3 km. The purpose of the race is to raise funds for the purchase of a mobile mammography for the diagnosis of breast cancer.

Traditionally Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 includes not only adult runners, but also children. Various courses are specially prepared for the children’s races: 100 m, 500 m and 1000 m. Each small finisher will receive a commemorative medal and gifts.


The highlight of the Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon 2017 will be medals. For the first time a portrait of Princess Olga will be depicted on the medals of the finishers of the main course; and the half-marathon finishers will receive a medal depicting the legendary founders of Kyiv: Kiy, Shchek and Khoryv.

You can find the program of the event at the link on the official website of the event.


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