On June 10 Lviv will host the main running event of Western Ukraine – 3rd Grand Prix Lviv Half Marathon 2018. The event is organized by the Run Ukraine company with the support of Lviv City Council.
For the third year in a row the running event of this scale will take place in Lviv, it will go in one lap around the downtown streets. The start and finish lines will be located by the Lviv Opera House. The route of the half marathon will go down the following streets: I. Honty street, Lystopadovoho Chynu street, Sv. Yura Square, Sheptytskykh street, Antonovycha street, Akademika A. Sakharova street, D. Vitovskoho street, Shota Rustavelli street, Levytskoho street, Pekarska street, Lysenka street, Beryndy street, Kopernyka street, P. Doroshenka street, Shevchenka Avenue.
Participation in the running event is available for both amateurs and professional runners. In 2018 the organizers plan to bring together over 3,500 participants and get as many runners from neighboring European countries as possible.
The half marathon will include City Cup, which would determine the winners from among the residents of Lviv on the 21.0975 km course. There will also be free races for students (University Cup) and representatives of security services (Security Cup).
The program of the half marathon will include three individual races on the courses: 21.0975 km, 5 km, and 2 km. In 2018 for the first time we will have a relay 1х10km+1х11.0975 km and a relay for four participants 3х5km+ 1х6.0975 km. Traditionally, half marathon organizers offer young participants to try themselves in children’s races: 1 000 m, 500 m and 100 m. Children participate on these courses free of charge.
We would like to remind that Lviv half marathon is one of the six stages of the Run Ukraine Running League 2018, which includes races in five cities of Ukraine – Kyiv, Dnipro, Lviv, Odesa, Zaporizhzhia. The League was created for amateurs, after the final stage we will determine winners among men and among women. The main prize of Run Ukraine Running League is participation in a prestigious international marathon.