In our country, although by the efforts of caring people, but running sports are actively developing and popularizing. Marathons and half marathons of Ukraine are held in different cities and towns throughout the year. Kovel Half Marathon, which takes place in June in Volyn, is one of the oldest half marathons held in Ukraine, which makes it quite interesting to participate.
Information about the race
The Kovel Half Marathon began its history back in 2004. This was the first Kovel run, which was organized with the support of the first Consul General of Poland in Lutsk Wojciech Galansk.
Since then, the competition has become an annual event. In 2011, they were transformed into the Kovel Half Marathon, and in 2019, in honor of the 15th anniversary of the race, the Kovel 15th Marathon was launched. This is an additional new distance for beginners to give them an opportunity to get closer to the future half marathon. Kovel half marathon every year has a good organization with online registration for competitions, hydration points about every 2-3 kilometers. In addition, during 2015-2019, during the half marathon in Kovel, the Ukrainian half marathon championship was held, in which the best athletes of Ukraine took part.
The main distance Кovel Half Marathon - it is traditional, 21 kilometers, the route of the half marathon passes through the central streets of the city (Nezalezhnosti Street - Shevchenko Street - Geologists Street - Yu. Gagarin Street - Vynnychenko Street - Budyshchanska Street - Zagorodnya Street - Shevchenko Street - Shevchenko Street). Hrushevskoho - Smirnova Street), which makes running quite interesting and comfortable. The start and finish of the half marathon are located in front of the monument to Lesya Ukrainka.