28 April - 29 April 2024

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 April 28, 2024! 

For Participants

General Information


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".



    Friday, April 26 
  Participant packet pick up
    SaturdayApril 27 
  Participant packet pick up
    SundayApril 28 
08:00   Start area opening
10:00   Start of 5 км
10:40   Awarding
11:15   Finish line closes
14:00–16:30   Kids run


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.


  • 5 km

How to register for 5 km

Registration is closed due to reaching the limit

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 01.06.2022, 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 26 April 15:00-20:00 or 27 April 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

Registration is closed due to reaching the limit

For Russian citizens

  • if registered from 19.12.2023 to 19.02.2024 — 2000 rubles
  • if registered from 20.02.2024 to 19.03.2024 — 2500 rubles
  • if registered from 25.04.2024 to 27.04.2024 — 3000 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 19.12.2023 по 19.02.2024 — 1000 rubles
  • if registered from 20.02.2024 по 19.03.2024 — 1250 rubles
  • if registered from 25.04.2024 по 27.04.2024 — 1500 rubles

For foreign citizens

  • if registered from 19.12.2023 по 19.02.2024 — 2500 rubles
  • if registered from 20.02.2024 по 19.03.2024 — 3000 rubles
  • if registered from 25.04.2024 по 27.04.2024 — 3500 rubles
  10% discount with SBP payment. Rules


Packet Pick Up

  • 5 km

Location & hours

Olympic complex "Luzhniki"

Friday, April 26
15:00 – 20:00

Saturday, April 27
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


  • Running shirt GRI with race design — 2400 rubles online or 2800 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 April 26-27, 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 for foreigners

Race Day

  • 5 km

Getting there

Start area is located on Luzhniki Olympic complex. Changing tents and baggage storage tents will be located on the South Sports Centre Square.

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

Please take into account road closures, possible delays and queues due to the number of participants. Come to the start area early, do not ruin your chances for a good race by being late.

Please note that you will need at least 90 minutes to get from the metro station to the entrance to a starting corrals.

There will be no car parking facilities near the start.

Entrance to the start area

The start area will open for participants and spectators at 8:00.

Bike parking will be organized near the entrance.

All visitors are subject to bag search by police. Prohibited items:

  • A weapon of any kind, any dangerous item or “dual-use” item that could be considered dangerous, including hammers, saws, sharp objects, etc.
  • Alcoholic beverages and illegal substances of any kind
  • Glass or metal containers of liquid
  • Suitcases and rolling bags, large packages
  • Animals/pets.

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

In case of emergency call 8-800-777-12-04

Please mention you are a marathon runner on the call and remember the following “W”s in case of emergency:

  • Where did it happen?
  • What happened?
  • Who is injured?
  • Who is calling?

Wait for any other questions


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.



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.


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

General Information

Детский забег пройдёт 28 апреля 2024, накануне Московского полумарафона, в Лужниках. 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 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

For Travellers


AZIMUT City Hotel Smolenskaya is the official hotel partner of the Moscow Half Marathon. This means that the hotel is once again becoming a place of attraction for runners from different parts of the country. For the Moscow Half Marathon participants, there are special rates for accommodation with comfortable conditions for training: a 24-hour fitness room on the 20th floor, a fitness menu. There is everything for a comfortable stay in AZIMUT City Hotel Smolenskaya Moscow. The hotel has 474 SMART rooms, restaurants from famous restaurateurs, a modern fitness center and SPA, parking and a convenient location in the center of Moscow, 4 kilometers from the start area.

All participants of the Moscow Half Marathon get a 20% discount with the promo code MOSMAR24 when booking at the official website for the period from April 26 to May 8, 2024 (promo codes are limited). The discount is valid until April 26, 2024.


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.

For Media


Daria Zharkova
Email: d.zharkova@jmgroup.ru 
Phone: +79852381287

Natalia Govoruhina 
Email: n.govoruhina@jmgroup.ru


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