Press Release 24 November 2016
The date of the seventh Kyiv half marathon “Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017” has been changed to April 9 in connection with the international song contest “Eurovision-2017”. Previously the half marathon was planned to take place on April 30. This was reported by Run Ukraine, the organizer of the event.
“We set the date for the 2017 marathon in Kyiv even before Jamala got the historic victory for our country in Eurovision 2016. After the host city for the Eurovision-2017 had been determined, the KCSA approached us with a request to change the date of the half marathon to have time for two important Kyiv event. We decided to cooperate in order for the participants of both events to be able to enjoy them to the fullest. It so happened that the fourth Kharkiv marathon was going to take place on April 9. We agreed with the organizers to change the dates, and we would like to give special thanks to Dmytro Harmash. In 2017 Kyiv half marathon «Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon» will take place on April 9, and Kharkiv marathon will take place on April 30. This way the participants would not have to choose between the two races”, – says the general manager of Run Ukraine Dmytro Chernitskyi.
The date change will not affect the route of the event – it will remain unchanged. The half marathon route is certified by the Association of International Marathons AIMS. Besides, in 2017 for the first time Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017 will include a Ukrainian half marathon championship.The program of the event will include 14 races. Traditionally, there will be adult races on the courses of 21.0975 km, 10 km, 5 km and 2 km, and three races for children: 100 m, 500 m and 1000 m.
The registration for the main course of the Kyiv half marathon – 21.0975 km – is now open at workua.kyivhalfmarathon.org.
Kyiv half marathon is an international running event that has become a tradition for the Ukrainian capital city. Since 2011 it regularly brings together amateurs and athletes from all over Ukraine and the world. In 2015, the event became a full member of the Association of International Marathons (AIMS). In 2017 the seventh half marathon will start the course of the running events of the running league Run Ukraine Running League in 2017.
Run Ukraine is a Ukrainian company that regularly organizes international racing and sports events in Ukraine since 2014. In 2015 the main events of the company, namely Kyiv marathon and half marathon, were certified by global sports associations – AIMS and IAAF. Thanks to events organized by Run Ukraine, the number of fans of running and sports is regularly growing among the population of Ukraine.
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