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19.05.2017

ArcelorMittal Odesa Half Marathon 2017: новий дизайн медалі, кубки та призові

On June 25 Odesa will host the main running event of the city – ArcelorMittal Odesa Half Marathon 2017. This is the second international half marathon in Odesa organized by Run Ukraine. This year the Black Sea pearl will gather about 2,000 participants, united by love for running and active lifestyle. The event is open to anyone – you simply need to choose the course according to your abilities. Traditionally, the organizers offer four individual courses: 21.0975 km, 10 km, 5 km and 2 km. In addition to individual races, the program includes corporate and relay races. Just as last year, there will be races for children at the courses of 1,000 m, 500 m and 100 m. For the first time, the fans of running can participate as a whole family – for them a Family Run of 2 km was organized. This was announced by the organizers on May 17 during the presentation of the project at Impact Hub Odessa.

All finishers of the main course and relay will receive unique medals, their design has been updated compared to last year. The main medal of the half marathon this year will be featuring Duc de Richelieu. He was chosen by the participants from among other famous citizens of Odesa during online voting at the website of Odesa half marathon. Creation of a new design was initiated by the organizers, given the city’s history and images of famous people whose work changed Odesa for the better and made it known in the world. This concept is used in the design of medals for each event of the Run Ukraine Running League 2017.

At the presentation of Odesa half marathon, the general manager of Run Ukraine Dmytro Chernitskyi emphasized the fact that this year’s event will be more accessible to beginners. For those who are just starting their running career, the organizers offer to participate in a charity race “Winners” (2 km) and support ATO veterans who have undergone limb amputations.

“All of our races are more than sport. We regularly initiate charity events, since it is our duty. When registering for the race “Winners”, 50% of the entry fees will be transferred to the purchase of sports prosthesis for those who were wounded in the ATO. This year our title partner is an industrial world leader – JSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih. When a big business joins in promotion of running events, this indicates a positive change, “- commented Dmytro Chernitskyi.

The symbolic race is dedicated to the eponymous social project by a TV channel “1+1”. The first race “Winners” took place this year during the seventh international Kyiv half marathon and collected 100 thousand UAH for sports prosthesis for Oleksii Avenasian who served in the 55th Artillery Brigade. He was wounded in the Battle of Ilovaisk. Now he is returning to an active life he deserves.

On June 25 Odesa half marathon will include the first free race for those working in security services – Security Cup of 5 km, participation in which will be open to employees of the National Police, the Security Service of Ukraine, etc.

Just as the running community is developing, the prize fund of ArcelorMittal Odesa Half Marathon 2017 is also increasing. This year it will amount to 50,000 UAH. The absolute winners among men and women will receive 5 thousand UAH each.

To win, you should be preparing for the race in advance. Exclusively for future participants of Odesa half marathon, the organizing company Run Ukraine will hold a series of free running workouts Open Run Day. The first training session will take place on May 20. The training sessions will take place every Saturday for groups of different levels of training.

Official event website: odesahalfmarathon.org.

Title sponsor – JSC ArcelorMittal Kryvyi Rih.

Organizer – Run Ukraine.

Contacts for the media:

Daria Savchenko

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Viktoriia Veremiienko

Mob. tel.: +380 67 995 27 67

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