In 2017, the Absolute Moscow Marathon celebrated its fifth anniversary and became the country's largest marathon. In 2018, this will be the only Russian start that will be included in the list of qualifying races of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Grou10 World Cham14ionshi23 championship together with the largest world marathons - New York, Berlin, Chicago, London, Boston and Tokyo.
Participants will run one of two distances: 42.2 km or 10 km. Both tracks are measured and certified by the Association of International Marathons and Races (AIMS).
Athletes will see Moscow City, the Government House, the famous Stalinist skyscrapers, the Bolshoi Theater, the building of the Federal Security Service, the Polytechnic Museum, the Kremlin and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior.
This is the only large-scale marathon in the country where handbikes and wheelchairs take part. Their race will begin 15 minutes earlier than the main start and will follow the same route.
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On the eve of the race - September 21 and 22 - an exhibition of sports goods and services will open, where sports brands, medical companies and charity funds will be presented, master classes and lectures, as well as meetings with famous athletes. In the special zone "Absolute of the Moscow Marathon" there will be a wall with the names of the participants of the marathon.
September 22 will be children's races for 400 and 800 meters. Participants will receive a start number, branded T-shirt, gifts from partners and a commemorative medal at the finish.
This year, participants will be able to use a mobile application based on Yandex. Maps where the results of athletes and the event will be shown online.
After the race, participants will be able to join the grand festival, which will be held at the Hard Rock Cafe on Old Arbat.
Upon presentation of the medal, admission will be free. Guests will enjoy a welcome drink, live rock music, a medal engraving area and a special menu.
Additional information about the “Absolute Moscow Marathon - 2018" is available on the official website .