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Luzhniki Half Marathon: 5 facts about the race and a checklist inside
Successor Half Marathon
The impressive route and date of the Luzhniki Half Marathon inherited from the Musical Half Marathon, which has been held since 2014. In the first year, 3226 people finished in this race. In 2016 - already 6027. In 2017, at the start of the new Luzhniki half marathon, 9000 people are expected. It may become the most massive 21.1 km race in the entire history of Russia.
In the very heart of the capital
The half marathon track will run along the famous route in the heart of Moscow. Participants of the race will have views of the building of the Ministry of Defense, Gorky Park, Andreevsky and Krymsky bridges, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior, a skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin. On the day of the competition, from 08.00 to 14.30 Luzhnetskaya, Frunzenskaya, Prechistenskaya, Kremlin, Raushskaya and Kosmodamianskaya embankments will be closed for traffic.
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Distance without restrictions
Handbikers (athletes with disabilities who compete on special bicycles with a manual drive) will perform along with the runners at the Luzhniki half marathon. Also, for the first time, wheelchair athletes will take part in the race. The race for handbikers and wheelchair users starts 10 minutes before the race. It will follow the same route as the running competition.
To the collection of personal awards
Each participant who overcomes the distance will receive a commemorative medal regardless of personal time. The design of the new medal is a closely guarded secret, and runners will only see it after crossing the finish line.
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Don't miss the main thing
This year, fans will be able to track the movement of runners in real time using their mobile phone. Thanks to this innovation, no one will miss their friend or loved one on a distance or on the finish line.
On the eve of the half marathon, the Championship has prepared for you a checklist with the most necessary things for running. Download for yourself, print and put in your diary. We meet at the start of August 13.
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Register for the Luzhniki Half Marathon as a good runner, you can through the website of the Arithmetic of Good Foundation. All the funds raised will go to support the educational program for orphans - Chance.
Official website of the Luzhniki Half Marathon: moscowmarathon.org/ru/luzhnikihalf.