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Immerse Yourself in Culture with a Ukraine Marathon Vacation

Immerse Yourself in Culture with a Ukraine Marathon Vacation

The largest country in Europe, Ukraine offers visitors vibrant cities, excellent hiking opportunities, friendly locals and top-notch cuisine.  Both Kyiv and Lviv boast all of the amenities that you would expect from any major European city but at a fraction of the cost. By touring Ukraine's churches and public buildings, art lovers and history buffs get a rare glimpse into Gothic, Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, sculpture and painting.  Runners can combine training with sightseeing in Kyi ... Continue Reading

10th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon

Ukraine, Kyiv 06 October, 2019

Kharkiv International Marathon

Ukraine, Kharkiv 14 April, 2019

Things To Think About

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The country is called Ukraine, not “the” Ukraine.

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Ukraine uses a closed currency. Exchange rates are high outside of the country or in airports. Use credit cards and ATMs once inside Ukraine.

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Bring a small gift when you are invited to dinner in Ukraine. Ukrainians will spend all day cooking a multicourse meal for guests.

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Most Ukrainians do not speak English. Learn a few phrases before you go, and bring a phrasebook.



Marathons in Ukraine

The 10th annual Wizz Air Kyiv Marathon takes place in October and attracts over 16,000 athletes. Summer visitors will love the Molokiya Lviv Half Marathon. Throughout the year, athletes can find several other competitive and fun running races and marathons in Ukraine.




Good to Know

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Bring warm clothing. Ukraine can get cold, even in the spring and fall.

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When visiting churches, men will be asked to remove their hats. Women should wear a long skirt and bring a scarf to cover their heads.

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Ukrainians may seem reserved. However, if you start a conversation, you will find most Ukrainian people warm-hearted and eager to share stories with travelers.

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Marathons in Ukraine take place in the country’s major cities, far away from the conflict zones of the eastern border.


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Abdel Bidar

Abdel Bidar

10th Wizz Air Kyiv City Marathon, Reviewed 06 February, 2019

I ran Kyiv 2018 Marathon. In 2017, I was supposed to run the half marathon but got injured 5 days before the race falling in the street and hurting my shoulder. I promised myself to be back the next y...

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