Imagine yourself running along a UNESCO heritage architecture site or across the Dnipro river, diving into a fresh shadow of a green island in the city center. Sounds fantastic, right? From year to year Kyiv attracts more and more professional runners and enthusiast with challenging and picturesque running routes almost in every season. No wonder, as Kyiv has a yearly selection of over 30 running activities, including some more fun events like Kyiv Wine Run! Check out the top runs to register for this year below.
TOP 3 high level running events in Kyiv
Nova Poshta Kyiv Half-Marathon
The 8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half-Marathon, which has a Bronze Label IAAF distinction, will take place on April 22nd in Kyiv's most dynamic and progressive district, Podil. Over 9000 participants from all over the world will run the chosen distances starting from Kontraktova square, which is just 50 meters away from Radisson Blu Hotel, Kyiv Podil City Centre, down to Dnipro River by passing through some of Kyiv's key attractions.
Kyiv Charity Chestnut Run
The 26th Kyiv charity chestnut run starts from one of Kyiv's main squares – Mykhailivska square – and bypasses an 11th-century UNESCO World Heritage site, the stunning Saint Sophia Cathedral. 10 000 participants from all over Ukraine are united by one common goal: to collect funds for the Scientific and Practical Medical Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery of the Ministry of Health of Ukraine.
Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon
On October 7th, the 9th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon starts from the legendary city square – Maidan Nezalezhnosti. While running the entire Marathon distance, participants from over 50 countries will not only strive to cross the finish line with a personal best, but also discover the entire city center with its magnificent broad avenues, architectural masterpieces and greenery.