18 August 2024

Luzhniki Half Marathon

21.1 km • relay
Luzhniki is the center of significant victories and sports hopes, large-scale competitions and legendary events. Everything here is steeped in history. Your accomplishments will become a part of it. Start as you prepared, finish as a champion!

The second largest half marathon in Russia. The route is run in one circle along Moskva River embankments with view on iconic historical sights. 

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, 17 August
15:00–20:00
  Participant packet pick up
     
    Saturday, 18 August
11:00–18:00
  Participant packet pick up
14:00–16:30
  Kids Run
     
    Sunday, 19 August
7:00   Start area opening
8:30   Start of 21.1 km and relay
10:30   Awarding ceremony
11:50   Finish line closes

 

Registration

  • 21.1 km
  • Relay

How to register

Online registration for Luzhniki Half Marathon will close 23 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 16 August 15:00-20:00 and 17 August 11:00-18:00, 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 16 August 15:00-20:00 and 17 August 11:00-18:00.
  • 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

For Russian citizens

  • if registered from 02.04.2024 until 23.05.2024 — 2500 rubles
  • if registered from 24.05.2024 until 23.07.2024 — 3500 rubles
  • if registered from 15.08.2024 until 17.08.2024 — 4500 rubles (if there are available entries)

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 from 02.04.2024 until 23.05.2024 — 1250 rubles
  • if registered from 24.05.2024 until 23.07.2024 — 1750 rubles
  • if registered from 15.08.2024 until 17.08.2024 — 2250 rubles (if there are available entries)

For foreign citizens

  • if registered from 02.04.2024 until 23.05.2024 — 3500 rubles
  • if registered from 24.05.2024 until 23.07.2024 — 4500 rubles
  • if registered from 15.08.2024 until 17.08.2024 — 5500 rubles (if there are available entries) 
  10% discount with SBP payment. Rules

 

How to Register

In the relay can participate teams of four people aged 16 years and older. Applications from the teams should be sent to the email relay@runc.run

Registration requirements

  • Participants must be 16 years or older on race day.
  • At least one female must be a team member.
  • All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 16 August 15:00-20:00 and 17 August 11:00-18:00.
  • Teams captain are required to pick up participant packets (bib numbers) for team.
  • The captain are required to show a government-issued photo IDs and original medical certificates stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet of all team members.
  • Participants 16-17 years of age are required to show permission from a parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race while picking up their participant packets
  • Registration fees are nonrefundable.

 

Registration fee

  • If registered from 02.04.2024 until 23.05.2024 — 14000 rubles
  • If registered from 24.05.2024 until 24.06.2024 — 16000 rubles
  • If registered from 25.06.2024 until 23.07.2024 — 18000 rubles
  • If registered from 15.08.2024 until 17.08.2024 — 22000 rubles (if there are available entries)
  10% discount with SBP payment. Rules

 

Packet Pick Up

  • 21.1 km
  • Relay

Location & hours

Luzhniki Olympic complex

Friday, 16 August
15:00 – 20:00

Saturday, 17 August 
11:00 – 18:00

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:

  • Running shirt GRI with race design for 2400 rubles if purchased online or 2500 rubles offline

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 16-17 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. The letter is non-refundable.
  • 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

Location & hours

Luzhniki Olympic complex

Friday, 16 August
15:00 – 20:00

Saturday, 17 August 
11:00 – 18:00

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

Participant packet

Participant packet includes:

  • bib number with safety pins
  • wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off
  • information booklet
  • card for one trip for Moscow Metro
  • relay tape with timing chip
  • finisher medals for all team members

Optionally:

  • running shirt GRI with race design for 2400 rubles if purchased online or 2500 rubles offline

How to pick up participant packet

The captain should pick up participant packets (bib numbers) for the whole team. The captain are required to show:

  • His identity card
  • A copy of a government-issued photo ID of each team member
  • Original medical certificates stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition of each team member
  • Power of attorney from the company to pick up team participant packets
  • Participants 16-17 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 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

Race Day

  • 21.1 km
  • Relay

Getting there

Start area is located near the Olympic complex "Luzhniki".

Please use metro station Sportivnaya (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.

Drinks and food stations

At the course there will be six drinks and food stations.

Food stations
The food stations will contain drinking water in cups, bananas and oranges and water containers with sponges.

Drinks stations
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 will be announced later

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 chip 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 also awards in the age groups.

Getting there

Start area is located near the Olympic complex "Luzhniki".

Please use metro station Sportivnaya (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. First team member starts 1 minute later after corral A.

Your team net running time will start to be recorded when first team member crosses 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.

 

Distance

The relay points are located at the 5 km marks of the Luzhniki Half Marathon distance.

Technical transport will be located near the relay points.

Participants of stages 2,3,4 must arrive at their points no later than half an hour before the expected time of the transfer of the relay.

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

The result of the team will be counted when the participant of the 4th stage crosses the finish line.

A participant of the 4th stage will receive a set of medals for the whole team in the finish corridor.

Results

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

The timing chip is on your relay ribbon. 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

Teams who place 1-3 will receive awards.

Kids Run

О забеге

Общая информация

Детский забег пройдёт 17 августа 2024 года, накануне полумарафона «Лужники». Принять в нём участие могут все желающие от 4 до 13 лет. В зависимости от возраста участники пробегут дистанции 400 или 800 метров.

Подробная информация доступна на сайте Детского забега.

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

Charity

Фонд «Арифметика добра»

У всех предстоящих стартов Бегового сообщества в этом сезоне появился генеральный благотворительный фонд-партнёр. Знакомьтесь — «Арифметика добра».

«Арифметика добра» — благотворительный фонд, который занимается системным решением проблемы сиротства в России и работает для того, чтобы каждый ребенок воспитывался в заботливой семье и учреждения были не нужны. Фонд содействует семейному устройству подростков-сирот, социализации и адаптация воспитанников детских домов через образование и поддержку наставниками.

Помочь фонду можно разными способами. Самый простой и понятный — отправить пожертвование в его адрес в момент регистрации на один из наших забегов в сезоне 2024. Ещё один вариант подойдёт к тем, кто хочет занять более активную позицию. Присоединяйтесь к программе фонда и становитесь бегунами во благо. Для этого нужно создать личную страницу на сайте «Арифметики добра», заявить свою беговую цель и через личные соцсети предложить друзьям и знакомым, которым откликается ваша цель, вносить пожертвования в адрес фонда.

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