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Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

The running season is starting very soon. And this year in the capital, it begins for the first time in winter. What awaits us at the main starts in Moscow and St. Petersburg? Find out right now with the Running Community's annual calendar of events.

Race Speed ​​

When? February 16
Where? Athletics arena of NRU MGSU
Distance: from 60 to 3000 meters

This time the season opens unconventionally. We start with an indoor race. Participants will have the opportunity to try their hand at sprint and medium distances. In addition to the individual start, you can assemble a team and take part in the relay.

Paid registration and medical certificate are required.

April Run

When? April 5
Where? The Luzhniki Olympic Complex
Distance: 5 km

In early April, thousands of runners will meet in Luzhniki at the annual opening of the season in Moscow. You too have the chance to test yourself at short distances after winter training.
The route of the race will pass around the complex along the Alley of Glory, Novoluzhnetskiy proyezd and Luzhnetskaya embankment. Those who decide to go to the start will delight the city with beautiful views of Moscow City, Vorobyovskaya Embankment and the Moscow State University building.

Paid registration and medical certificate are required.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Run April

Photo: Press Service of the Running Community

Cross Fast Dog

When? April 18 and October 3
Where? Bitsevsky Forest Park
Distance: 2 km

This is a small charity run with pets in support of the Gift of Fate Foundation. He helps shelter dogs and cats find a home and promotes the care of pets, regardless of their species, breed or other characteristics.
Participation in the race is possible from 18 years old. A prerequisite is a race with one dog on a leash.

Paid registration and medical certificate are required.

Important: The organizers advise against using headphones during a race to hear warnings from other runners and judges.
Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Cross Fast Dog

Photo: Running Community Press Service

Cross Fox Mountain

When? April 19 and October 4
Where? Bitsevsky Forest Park
Distance: from 2 to 8 km

If with the onset of spring you also wake up with an active weekend getaway, the classic Fox Gora cross is the perfect option for your outdoor weekend. Picturesque landscapes, natural terrain and separate starts for different age groups. The opportunity to participate will appear twice this year - in April and October.

RequiresPaid registration and medical certificate.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Fox Mountain Cross

Photo : Running Community Press Office

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

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Moscow Half Marathon

When? May 31
Where? Luzhniki Olympic Complex
Distance: 21.1 and 5 km

Step (or even run) into summer by taking part in one of the country's premier races on the last day of spring - why not? The half marathon route runs in one circle along the embankments of the capital. Participants will run past the Kremlin, the Crimean Bridge, a skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, St. Basil's Cathedral and other sights of Moscow. The main thing is to remember that you need to correctly assess your capabilities and calculate your strength throughout the entire distance.

Registration requires a medical certificate and a paid registration fee.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Moscow Half Marathon

Photo: Press Service of the Running Community

Colorful race

When? June 14
Where? Luzhniki Olympic Complex
Distance: 5 km

This is perhaps the brightest and most colorful start, in which participation is more valuable than the result. Prepare costumes and invite friends to enjoy the atmosphere of the sports event and take memorable photos. You have to run five kilometers through four zones, where the organizers will shower you with colorful paints.

Registration requires a medical certificate and a paid registration fee.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Colorful run

Photo: Running Community Press Service

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

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Night Run

When? 18 July
Where? The Luzhniki Olympic Complex
Distance: 10 km

The only mass race of the season that takes place in Moscow at night. Every year thousands of participants go to the most romantic start in the light of night lights. Meet right after sunset!

Paid registration and medical certificate required.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Night Run

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SPB Half Marathon Northern Capital

When? 9 August
Where? Palace Square
Distance: 21.1 and 10 km

Traditionally in summer, runners gather at the start of the most massive half marathon in the center northern capitalss.
The route of the race runs in one circle through the historical center of St. Petersburg: past the Kazan Cathedral, the Peter and Paul Fortress, St. Isaac's Cathedral and other attractions. One of the most unusual city tours awaits you.

Paid registration and medical certificate are required.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

St. Petersburg Northern Capital Half Marathon

Photo: Press Service of the Running Community

Luzhniki Half Marathon

When? August 16
Where? Moscow embankments
Distance: 21.1 km

In mid-August, a real sports event will take place on the capital's embankments a celebration with food court, music and other entertainment. Come to the second largest 21.1 km race in Russia and take your relatives and friends to cover this distance together. Also, within the framework of the half marathon, competitions are held annually for athletes on handbikes and sports wheelchairs.

Paid registration and medical certificate are required.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Luzhniki Half Marathon

Photo: Press Service of the Running Community

Moscow Marathon

When? September 20
Where? Moscow center
Distance: 42.2 and 10 km

Don't miss the main thing the country's running event - the Moscow Marathon. Participants will have an amazing opportunity to run the distance with athletes from all over the world. This is a real visiting card of the capital, which will allow professionals and amateurs to unite into one big team with a common goal.

Paid registration and medical certificate required.

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Moscow Marathon

Photo: Press Service of the Running Community

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

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Krylatsky trail

When? October 25
Where? Krylatsky hills park
Distance: 4 and 8 km

Bored with traditional races and want something more extreme? Pay attention to the Krylatsky trail. We think this is ideal for joggers looking to diversify their experience.
The starting route passes through the ground and asphalt sections with many ascents and descents. An unforgettable view from the hill is a nice addition.

Paid registration and medical certificate are required.

In addition, for young athletes this year, the Running Community will hold 400 and 800 meters races on the eve of the biggest starts of the season:

May 30 - children's race as part of the Moscow half marathon
August 8 - children's race as part of the St. Petersburg half marathon Northern Capital
August 15 - children's raced as part of the Luzhniki half marathon
September 19 - children's race as part of the Moscow marathon

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

Children's race in the capital

Photo: Press Service of the Running Community

Race calendar: the main starts of Russia in 2020

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