Trail half marathon “Kharkiv Trail Half Marathon” - one of the youngest half marathons held in Kharkiv. This half marathon takes place mainly on average terrain. Around the route - the landscapes of the Kharkiv forest park, and underfoot - only trails and no paved paths. And there are complications - in the form of a small set of heights.
"Kharkiv Trail Half Marathon" has two distances, the main one being 21.1 kilometers and the shorter one 7 kilometers. Only those who are 18 years old at the time of the start can register for the main distance. The route runs along the route of the trail stage of the race "Strong Run", but in that competition the participants overcome this circle only once, but the participants of the half marathon have to run it three times! The set height at the main distance "Kharkiv Trail Half Marathon" is about 550 m ..
Information about the race
The "Kharkiv Trail Half Marathon" was held for the first time in July 2019. Then more than 150 participants took part in the competition. In addition, the "Kharkiv Trail Half Marathon" became the third and final stage of the running series “Kharkiv Grand Prix”.
At the end of July 2021, the half marathon in the same format will be held for the second time.
The "Kharkiv Trail Half Marathon" route runs through the Kharkiv Forest Park. At both distances - 7 and 21.1 kilometers - participants start from "Dynamo glade". Runners for a shorter distance overcome one lap, half marathoners run three. The route runs along the paths of the forest park without any coverage. The distance is marked with a signal tape on the trees and duplicated with chalk on the ground. The control time for the half marathon is 3.5 hours. Food outlets with water, cola and bananas are located at 7 and 14 kilometers.