Пробіг пам’яті героїв Чорнобиля "Славутич"

Run of memory of Chernobyl heroes "Slavutych"

Run of memory of Chernobyl heroes "Slavutych" - one of the oldest half marathons independent Ukraine. In 2021, the 32nd race took place, which gathered in a small town more than 300 fans of running from different parts of Ukraine: from Ivano-Frankivsk to Kharkiv, from Chernihiv to Izmail. It is usually held in April, on the anniversary of the Chernobyl tragedy.

The program of the half marathon "Slavutych" consists of three distances: the actual half marathon and satellite races for 10 and 5 kilometers. Those who have reached the age of 16 on the day of the competition have the right to register for the longest distance. Smaller distances can be chosen by anyone over the age of 6.

Information about the race


For the first time run "In memory of the heroes of Chernobyl "Slavutych"” was held in 1990, 4 years after the Chernobyl accident. So the organizers called honor the memory of the heroes, who gave their lives to eliminate the accident and its consequences.

Initially, the half marathon was held as a competition for employees of nuclear power plants. But the race was becoming more popular, it was increasingly visited by athletes and just fans of running from other cities, so the program was changed and turned "Slavutych" into all-Ukrainian half marathon. Since then, anyone can take part in it, not only from Ukraine. For example, in 2018, among the participants, in addition to Ukrainians, there were also representatives of Belarus, France, Syria, Greece.


Participants of the "Slavutych Half Marathon" will start at the intersection of Druzhby Narodiv Avenue and Festivalna Street. The finish is usually located near BC "Energy". The half marathon route runs along a flat asphalt road through the city, surrounding villages and even a little forest.

Маршрут пробігу пам'яті героїв Чорнобиля «Славутич»

Participants who choose the longest distance (half marathon) move in a circle. First, run half the distance in one direction, and then turn around and move in the opposite direction. По маршруту є пункти гідрації – на позначках 5, 10 і 15 кілометрів.