13 May - 14 May 2023

Moscow Half Marathon 5 km

5 km
The largest half marathon in Russia. Join the major running event to run along Krymsky bridge, the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour, St. Basil's Cathedral and the Kremlin.

Test yourself and your running strength the day before the Moscow Half Marathon, the largest half marathon in Russia. Come to the start of the 5 km distance on Saturday and join the main distance or support the half marathoners on Sunday!

For Participants

General Information

Route

The 5 km distance route passes around the Olympic complex "Luzhniki" by Luzhnetskaya embankment. Participants will enjoy views of the Moskva City, Vorobyevskyaya embankment, Moscow State University building and the Grand Sports Arena "Luzhniki".

Schedule

    Thursday, 11 May
15:00–20:00
  Participant packet pick up.
     
    Friday, 12 May
11:00–20:00
  Participant packet pick up.
     
    Saturday, 13 May
08:00   Start area opening.
10:00   Start of 5 km.
10:40   Awarding.

 

Anti-Doping Program

The Moscow Half Marathon is committed to the principles of pure sport and strives to create a healthy and fair competitive environment for its participants.

Since 2017, the Moscow Half Marathon has been collaborating with the RUSADA Russian Anti-Doping Agency to demonstrate its commitment to fair, safe and doping-free competitions.

Anti-doping rules apply to all participants. Every athlete can be tested after the finish. The standard practice provides for selective testing of sportsmen taking prize places. Anti-doping rules violation will cause disqualification and other consequences established by the All-Russian Anti-Doping Rules.

In addition to testing athletes, the Moscow Half Marathon, together with RUSADA, is working on anti-doping education for amateurs.

Registration

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How to register for 5 km

To register for Moscow 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.

For registration to the first corral qualification is required. Attach a link to the electronic protocol of the race, which took place after 01.06.2021, with your result faster 0:18:00 at 5 km.

Registration requirements

• Participants must be 14 years or older on race day.
• All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 11 May 15:00-20:00 or 12 May 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.
• Participants 14-17 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 own participant packets.
• Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

For Russian citizens
• if registered from 22.12.2023 to 08.02.2023 — 1500 rubles. 
• if registered from 09.02.2023 to 11.04.2023 — 2000 rubles.
• if registered from 10.05.2023 to 12.05.2023 — 2500 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 from 22.12.2023 to 08.02.2023 — 750 rubles. 
• if registered from 09.02.2023 to 11.04.2023 — 1000 rubles.
• if registered from 10.05.2023 to 12.05.2023 — 1250 rubles.

For foreign citizens
• if registered from 22.12.2023 to 08.02.2023 — 2000 rubles. 
• if registered from 09.02.2023 to 11.04.2023 — 2500 rubles.
• if registered from 10.05.2023 to 12.05.2023 — 3000 rubles.

 

  If you pay with your "Mir" card, you get a 10% cashback on the registration fee. Rules of the promotion.

 

Packet Pick Up

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Location & hours

Olympic complex "Luzhniki"

Thursday, May 11
15:00 – 20:00

Friday, May 12
11:00 – 20:00

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

Participant packet

• 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 — 2000 rubles online or 2400 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). 
• Participants 14-17 years of age must present permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

If you can’t pick-up your participant packet on 11-12 May, 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). 
• Participants 14-17 years of age must present permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

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 1 year 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

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Getting there

Start area is located near the Central alley of Luzhniki Olympic complex.

Please use metro. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to get to the start area. Arrive to Sportivnaya or Vorobyovy Gory metro stations, Red line (1) or Luzhniki station, MCC (14).

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. Please use the toilets beforehand. The biggest lines to toilets are just before the start.

Start

The race starts at 10:00.

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 disqualified and removed from the course.

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 receive 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 1-3 will receive awards. There are no awards in the age groups.

Kids Run

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 Moscow 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.

For Volunteers

Register to Volunteer

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

Charity

Фонд «Искорки Добра»

Благотворительный фонд «Искорки Добра» выступает благотворительным партнёром Московского полумарафона и ряда других стартов Бегового сообщества в Москве. Регистрируясь на забеги, вы можете сделать добровольное пожертвование и помочь подопечным фонда.

Уже почти 8 лет фонд «Искорки Добра» оказывает помощь детям и взрослым с онкологическими и гематологическими заболеваниями. Сделайте пожертвование при регистрации на забег или на сайте фонда «Искорки Добра». Не бывает маленьких пожертвований — значима любая помощь.

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