On May 10 Lviv hosted the presentation of the third Lviv international half marathon – 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon, which will take place on June 10. This year the event will become one of the largest half marathons of the country, since almost 3,000 runners, both amateurs and professionals from Ukraine and other countries, will take part in it.
“This year the biggest half marathon of the Western Ukraine has undergone a few changes. First of all, Run Ukraine signed an agreement about title sponsorship with the “Molokiya” company. Secondly, Lviv half marathon will take place in summer. Thirdly, we are expecting more participants, including foreigners, compared to last year event. On June 10 we are looking forward to seeing all fans of running by the Opera Theatre to run down the city streets, and we invite everyone to come and support the participants and enjoy the true festival of sport”– says Dmytro Chernitskyi, the General Manager of Run Ukraine.
The organizers of Lviv half marathon, the Run Ukraine company, shared about this year courses of the 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon. Traditionally, they include individual courses: 21.0975 km, 5 km and 2 km, and a relay race 3х5+1х6 Under Armour Relay. The 10 km course was replaced by a relay race 1х10+1х11 HeForShe Lviv Half Marathon Relay.
“The “Molokiya” company has been cooperating with Run Ukraine since 2016, when Lviv hosted its first half marathon. Our company is socially oriented, and sports events like this one give us a chance to convey the importance of sport and healthy eating, since we have one goal – to invest in your healthy future!» – says Ivanna Omelchuk, the Marketing Director of the “Molokiya” company.
This year prize fund is increased and amounts to 65,500 UAH, which is by almost 16,000 UAH more than last year. They will award absolute winners among men and women on the course of 21.0975 km. The prize fund will be divided among the first five finishers among men and women in absolute championship. The monetary reward will also be given to the participants winning the first, second and third places in seven age groups among men and women.
“If you look at all the big capital cities, big cities each one has its own marathon, its own half marathon. Today this is the cult of the healthy lifestyle that is spreading throughout the world. If you want to be successful, you have to do sports, and it doesn’t matter whether you do it professionally or not. What matters is the atmosphere the surrounds it. Because everything about healthy lifestyle must have three exclamation marks. Every year we are trying to improve and we take into account the opinion of the residents of Lviv.I wish goodluck to everyone, wishing you victory, because victory is what you feel, not the place you win”, — said Andrii Moskalenko, the Deputy Mayor for Development.
The finishers of the main course will get medals with a new design, based on the image of the main symbol of the city,and the relay medals are created in the form of stairs, which symbolizes that the team had to go through 4 stages of the course on its way to the finish.
The third Lviv half marathon will include a 2 km charity race, which will aim to raise funds for the purchase of rehabilitation equipment for Yurii Lypa Lviv Regional Hospital for War Veterans and Repressed. The hospital is a powerful medical diagnostic complex, created for provision of medical assistance to the disabled people and war veterans,family members of the diseased warriors, repressed, disabled children of war, liquidators of the Chornobyl accident, the elderly disabled. Here they provide specialized medical assistance in various areas, including orthopaedics and traumatology, however the hospital does not have enough rehabilitation equipment.
This year the 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon received the highest rank – 5 stars from the European Athletics Federation. This is the highest level of certification and evaluation, developed by leading experts of Europe.
3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon is Lviv half marathon which has already become a tradition a the city and its residents. This year the organizers of the event, the Run Ukraine company expects almost 3,000 participants and 8,000 people in the audience not only from Ukraine, but also from abroad. Traditionally, the 3rd Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon will take place with the support of Lviv City Council.
Title sponsor – Молокія.
Organizer – Run Ukraine.
Official event website: https://lvivhalfmarathon.org/
For the media:
Press release in Ukrainian: https://goo.gl/p4K7yc
Press release in Russian: https://goo.gl/o1QVf4
Download photos from the presentation: https://fex.net/556540670164
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