At the start of the half marathon, more than 8,000 participants are expected. Runners will be offered two distances to choose from: 21.1 km and 10 km. During the half marathon, the central streets of the city will be blocked. Start and finish are scheduled on Palace Square across from the Winter Palace.
Participants will run through the most beautiful places of the city: past Nevsky Prospect, Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Rostral Columns, Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral.
At the distance, food points and medical assistance will be organized. Personal time of participants will be recorded at the start, finish and intermediate marks: 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and 20 km. For the winners of the Northern Capital half-marathon, a cash prize fund is provided.
As part of the race, doping testing will also take place: athletes who violate anti-doping rules will be disqualified.
On the eve of the race, on August 3 and 4, there will be an exhibition of sports goods and services. Participants will be able to get starter packs, get acquainted with famous athletes and pacemakers, and also choose equipment from leading brands.
At the finish of the half marathon, an area for spectators will be organized. At 15:00 on Palace Square, the event "Be with the city!" The festive program includes a city-wide action quest, an exhibition-presentation of charitable foundations of the city, master classes, interactive entertainment, a concert with the participation of Sergey Lazarev, Dunaevsky Orchestra, Build Your House Underground and other artists.
Entrance to the concert is free.
Unfortunately, the online registration for the race is already closed, but you can still manage to register on July 3 and 4 at the sports exhibition. You can also join this cool running event as a volunteer. To do this, you must register before July 25 at site . Each volunteer will receive a commemorative T-shirt with the symbols of the race.