22 August 2021

Luzhniki Half Marathon

21.1 km
Fast Half Marathon in the center of Moscow.

The Luzhniki Half Marathon is cancelled.

All registered participants will receive a refund of registration fees. Instructions for refunds are sent to the participants by e-mail.

The second largest half marathon in Russia. The route is run in one circle along Moskva River embankments with view on Krymsky Bridge, Kotelnicheskaya Embankment Skyscraper, St. Basil's Cathedral, Christ the Savior Cathedral and Kremlin. 

Fast and flat race course is ideal for the first half marathon or personal record. Do not miss the chance to run your best half marathon this year. 

For Participants

General Information

Route

Luzhniki Half Marathon course runs along embankments in the center of Moscow. Participants will enjoy views of "golden brain" - the building of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Ministry of Defence building, Andreyevsky and Krimsky bridges, buildings of the former chocolate factory "Red October", the Christ the Savior Cathedral, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin.

Schedule

    Friday, 20 August
15:00–21:00
  Participant packet pick up.
     
    Saturday, 21 August
11:00–20:00
  Participant packet pick up.
     
    Sunday, 22 August
7:00   Start area opening.
8:20   Start of wheelchair and handcycle race.
8:30   Start.
10:30   Awarding ceremony.
12:10   Finish line closes.

 

Registration

  • 21.1 km
  • Wheelchair and handcyclist race

How to register

Online registration for Luzhniki Half Marathon will close 29 July. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

To register for Luzhniki Half Marathon, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee on Running Community website. During registration enter your personal data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up your participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Additional registration will be open on 20 August 15:00-21:00 and 21 August 11:00-20:00, if there are available entries.

Registration requirements

  • Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.
  • All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 20 August 15:00-21:00 and 21 August 11:00-20:00.
  • All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID and original medical certificate stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet.
  • Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

  • if registered until 27 April — 1500 rubles.
  • if registered from 28 April until 29 June — 2000 rubles.
  • if registered from 30 June untill 29 July — 3000 rubles.
  • if registered 19-21 August — 4000 rubles.

For juniors under 21, men from 60 years of age and women from 55 years of age, there are discounts (Russian citizens only):

  • if registered until 27 April — 750 rubles. 
  • if registered from 28 April until 29 June — 1000 rubles. 
  • if registered from 30 June untill 29 July — 1500 rubles. 
  • if registered 19-21 August — 2000 rubles.

For athletes with disabilities registration is free (Russian citizens only).

How to register

Online registration for Luzhniki Half Marathon wheelchair and handcycle race will close 29 July. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

To register for wheelchair and handcycle race, you must confirm your Athlete with Disability (AWD) status and complete the online application form on Running Community website. During registration enter data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Registration requirements

  • Participants must be 17 years or older on race day.
  • All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID and original medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition and disability certificate.
  • Participants 17 years of age are required to show permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.
  • Participants without helmets are not allowed to start.

Registration fee

Registration for the wheelchair and handcycle race is free.

Packet Pick Up

  • 21.1 km
  • Wheelchair and handcyclist race

Location & hours

South Sports Center
Luzhniki Olympic complex

Friday, 20 August
15:00 – 21:00

Saturday, 21 August 
11:00 – 20:00

Participant packets will not be available for pick up at start area.

Participant packet

Participant packet includes
• Bib number with timing chip and safety pins.
• Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off.
• Finisher medal.

Optionally:
• Synthetic tshirt with event design. Online price - 990 rub., offline price - 1200 rub.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

  • Government-issued photo identity document.
  • Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

If you can’t pick-up your participant packet on 20-21 August, a friend or family member may serve as your proxy and pick up your race materials for you. Proxy must bring the following documents for person he/she is representing:

  • The original letter of attorney for a third party to collect participant’s packet.
  • Government-issued photo identity document.
  • A copy of the participant’s identity document.
  • Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

The power of attorney does not entitle the authorized person to participate in the race with your number. The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules of the competition. A participant with a another's number will be disqualified.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Medical Certificate Form

Getting there

Participant packets pick-up will take place in a tent near South Sports Center at Luzhniki Olympic complex, Luzhniki St., 24, bldg. 7.

Please use metro station Sportivnaya or Vorobyovy gory (Line 1 Red), exit to the Olympic complex "Luzhniki", follow the signs.

Location & hours

AWD tent near South Sports Center
Luzhniki Olympic complex

Sunday, 22 August
7:00 – 8:00

Participant packet

Participant packet includes

  • Bib number with timing chip, safety pins, stickers.
  • Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off.
  • Finisher medal.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

  • Government-issued photo identity document.
  • Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).
  • Participants 17 years of age must present permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to race in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Medical Certificate Form

Race Day

  • 21.1 km
  • Wheelchair and handcyclist race

Getting there

Start area is located near South Sports Center at Olympic complex "Luzhniki".

Please use metro station Sportivnaya or Vorobyovy gory (Line 1 Red), exit to the Olympic complex "Luzhniki", follow the signs.

There will be no car parking facilities near the start.

Changing tents

For your convenience, male and female changing tents are available in the start area.

Please do not leave your items unattended.

Baggage storage

Baggage storage is located in the start area.

For bag drop-off please use wristband and sticker with number, which you received with your bib number. Put the sticker on the bag and tie a wristband with the same number around your wrist.

Do not put any valuable or fragile items in your bag. We recommend you to keep your valuables, such as hotel card, mobile phone with you or with friends or family. The organisers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Toilets

Toilets are located in the start area and at each refreshment station. Please use the toilets beforehand. The biggest lines to toilets are just before the start.

Start

The race starts at 8:30.

The start will be divided into blocks according to the submitted estimated personal times.

A letter of your start corral is indicated on race number. Look for the corresponding letter signs to get into your corral. Runners are allowed only with the race number.

Runners who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may do so by going to the slower corral.

Race officials will make multilingual announcements when it’s time for runners to line up in the corrals. Please follow the instructions of the race officials.

The race will start in waves. Your net running time will start to be recorded when you cross the start line. Please follow directions from race officials and volunteers at all times for a safe and orderly start to the race.

Please mind your fellow runners when you change lanes, spit, or approach a refreshment stand. Please take care not to endanger others or yourself. In order to be able to hear your fellow runners of volunteers we ask you to run without music headphones. Doing so you also won’t miss any cheers from the spectators.

No animals or wheeled vehicles/devices of any kind are allowed on the course. No wheeled vehicles are allowed to accompany the runners along the course. Anyone who disregards this rule will be disqualifed and removed from the course.

Pacemakers

Pacemakers help others achieve their performance goals. They will be carrying flags and can be identified by their t-shirts with the following times indicated.

Time:
1:29 (pace 4:13 min/km)
1:39 (4:41 min/km)
1:49 (5:10 min/km)
1:59 (5:38 min/km)
2:09 (6:06 min/km)
2:19 (6:35 min/km).

Drinks and food stations

At the course there will be six drinks and food stations: AT 3.5 km, 5.5 km, 9.1 km, 12.5 km, 15.5 km, 17.5 km.

Food stations
Where: 9.1 km and 17.5 km.
The food stations will contain drinking water in cups, bananas and oranges and water containers with sponges.

Drinks stations
Where: 3.5 km, 5.5 km, 12.5 km, 15.5 km.
The drinks stations will contain drinking water in cups and water containers with sponges.

Please throw the empty cups to the bins provided or to the side of the road – do not drop them on the road in front of you where they can be hazardous to runners behind you.

Locations are subject to change.

Medical aid

Medical aid will be located at the start/finish area and along the course. Please do not hesitate to contact any medical personnel if you are having difficulties – we appreciate you doing so.

Finish

Your net time will be registered once your cross the finish line.

Please do not remain standing on the finish line, but continue walk slowly to the end of the finish area. After the finish you will recieve drinking water.

If you are feeling unwell, please ask for the medical aid straight away.

Results

Your result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Your net running time will be recorded when you cross the start and finish lines. The timing chip is on your race number. Please put your race number on the chest. Do not bend, crumple or fold it, do not keep the race number next to any magnets – it may damage the chip resulting in the loss of your personal result.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.

Awarding

Participants will compete in overall classification. Men and women who place 1-5 will receive awards. There are no awards in the age groups.

Start

Wheelchair and handcycle race will start at 8:20.

Participants without helmets and race bib number are not allowed to start.

Detailed information about race will be sent by e-mail before the race day.

Results

Your result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Your net running time will be recorded when you cross the start and finish lines. The timing chip is on your race number. Do not bend, crumple or fold it, do not keep the race number next to any magnets – it may damage the chip resulting in the loss of your personal result.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.

Awarding

Wheelchair race participants will compete in overall classification. Men and women who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd will receive awards.

Handcycle race participants will compete in overall classification. Men and women who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd will receive awards.

For Spectators

Where to Cheer

If you've ever run races, you know how crowd support can immensely boost runners’ spirits. Please don’t be shy to encourage passing runners even if you don’t know them.

Note: there are some extra security measures introduced for both runners and spectators. Personal belongings may be searched and some roads access may be restricted. Thanks for understanding.

At the Luzhniki Half Marathon spectators will have access to the race start and finish areas on race day. Spectators will be able to escort runners to the start waves and greet them near the finish line.

Join the team

Register to Volunteer

If you want to join our volunteer team, reach us by email volunteer@runc.run.

For Pacemakers

Станьте официальным пейсмейкером Бегового сообщества!

Полумарафон «Лужники» не обходится без команды пейсмейкеров. Пейсмейкеры бегут с заданным темпом и помогают участникам финишировать с запланированным временем. В ходе забега они объясняют особенности маршрута, подсказывают расположение пунктов питания и подбадривают бегунов. С их помощью наши участники впервые преодолевают длинные дистанции и ставят личные рекорды.

Присоединитесь к команде, которая помогает бегунам достичь намеченных целей. Чтобы стать официальным пейсмейкером Бегового сообщества, заполните заявку на сайте, пройдите обучение и стажировку с опытной командой.

Мы будем оценивать кандидатов прежде всего по способности бежать с заданным темпом. Знание иностранных языков, спортивные достижения и активное ведение личных страниц в социальных сетях приветствуются.

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Charity

Life Line Charity Foundation

The Life Line Charity Foundation has become the charity partner of the Running Community. Now, when registering for our races you can make a donation for this foundation and help children.

The Life Line Charity Foundation provides support to ill children, who suffer from life threatening diseases. This charity funds medical equipment acquisition, high tech surgeries and medical research. Over the past 15 years the Foundation has provided targeted support to more than 10,500 children.

One of Life Line’s work directions is endoprosthesis in the treatment of sarcoma (bone tumors). For a long time it was considered that amputation is the only effective method of treatment of bone cancer. However, at the moment specialized treatment using insertion of high tech prosthesis allows children to keep their limbs and return to normal life. A single endoprosthesis costs Rub 2.5mln — an insurmountable sum of money for the majority of families in Russia. Together we can accumulate necessary funds to save children with bone tumors. Each donation is valuable!

Make a donation on the Life Line Charity Foundation website.

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