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At the start of the country's main half marathon

The country's main half marathon has been attracting the attention of runners from all over the world for the 5th year already. This year the Moscow Half Marathon became a member of the Association of International Marathons and Races (AIMS). Now the track of the largest 21.1 km race in Russia will be certified by an authoritative international organization.

At the start of the country's main half marathon

Photo: Moscow Marathon

Like last year, the Moscow Half Marathon will become part of the large-scale ZaBeg project, within which thousands of people in different cities of Russia will start at the same time - at 9:00 am Moscow time, regardless of time zones.


May 20, 2018.


The race starts at Luzhnetskaya embankment. Runners will have to overcome one lap of 21.1 km along the central embankments of the capital. The route of the distance is famous for its picturesque views of the Crimean Bridge, St. Basil's Cathedral, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Kremlin.

Time for new records

Every year the half marathon motivates the participants to new achievements. Last year a new track record was set: Iskander Yadgarov ran 21.1 km in 1 hour 4 minutes. 10 sec. The first among girls was Luiza Dmitrieva with a new women's race record - 1 h. 13 min. 48 pp.

Prize fund

This year, for the first time at the Moscow Half Marathon, a cash prize fund will appear. The total amount of prize payments will be 1 million rubles. This amount includes prize payouts for men and women who took 1st to 5th place, as well as bonus payments for high results. With this innovation, the organizers want to support Russian athletes who, in a situation of temporary disqualification of the ARAF, can only compete in Russia.

At the start of the country's main half marathon

Photo: Moscow Marathon

Doping Control

After the finish, doping testing will be carried out in random order. Athletes who violate anti-doping rules will be disqualified.


On the eve of the Moscow Half Marathon - May 18 and 19 - the traditional exhibition of sporting goods and services EXPO will take place. It will be attended by the leaders of the domestic running industry, the world's leading sports brands and competition organizers. Runners will not only receive starter packs, but together with their friends they will be able to meet elite athletes, get acquainted with pacemakers, and also choose equipment at special prices from leading brands.

Every year this sports festival gathers a large number of spectators. It will be possible to support the runners in the start and finish town, which is open to fans for the entire duration of the half marathon. For those who cannot attend in person, a live broadcast will be organized on the website of the Moscow Half Marathon and in the social networks of the Running Community, where you can see how the fight for victory is going and who will finish first.

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