Українські тридцятки

Ukrainian thirties

30-kilometer races in Ukraine are not very popular among the running community, compared to other distances organized as part of running events. That is why races with a distance of 30 kilometers are quite rare. Personally, I think that the thirties remain a bit underestimated among runners.

Preparing for his first marathon, I really wanted to train first and run exactly thirty. In 2019, it was quite difficult for me to find a running event, where among the available distances you could choose 30 kilometers. Then I was rescued by Kharkiv, where the first edition of the race took place “Easter run”  and then the main distance of the race was a race of 30 kilometers.



After that he wanted to find other Ukrainian running events, where the main distance of the race is thirty kilometers.

  • Venue: Bogorodchany, Ivano-Frankivsk region 
  • Date: February
  • Distances: 32, 16, 3 kilometers
  • Route limit: 5 hours
  • Entry fee: from $ 5
  • Type: highway
  • Organizer: Gutsul Running Club
  • Website:  friendsrun.com.ua

About the race

"Friends Run" winter road race, which is held in Prykarpattia and is traditionally dedicated to the Day of Unity of Ukraine. The purpose of the race is to unite professional runners and amateurs who want to try their hand at winter running, and to promote active sports and health in Ukraine. Every year the level of organization of the event improves - a large prize fund is drawn among the athletes.

  • Venue: Opishnya, Poltava region
  • Date: May
  • Distances: 30, 20, 10 kilometers
  • Route limit: 5 hours
  • Entry fee: 
  • Type: trail
  • Organizer: Power Space Team
  • Website:

About the race

The first edition of the trail race "Opishnia Trail" will be held in 2021 in the village of Opishnia, which is considered one of the cities of strength of Poltava region. The route of this trail is very interesting - the path runs through ancient Scythian mounds, as well as picturesque hills and lush forests. Not only a very rich and informative running program awaits the participants of the race in Opishna, but also interesting surprises from the organizers of the trail.

  • Venue: Bila Tserkva, Kyiv region
  • Date: August
  • Distances: 30 kilometers
  • Route limit: 5 hours
  • Entry fee: from $ 10
  • Type: trail
  • Organizer: Marichka and Eugene
  • Website:

About the race

Trail race "Trail over Rossyu" unofficially called nothing more than a picnic run, which fully characterizes this event. By taking part in a running event, you can enjoy the beauty of the forest trails and have fun at a sports picnic. This trail race is a unique mix of country hiking and sports competition. After the finish, runners will be treated to soup and tea.

  • Venue: Odessa, Odessa region
  • Date: October
  • Distances: 30 and 15 kilometers
  • Route limit: 5 hours
  • Entry fee:
  • Type: highway
  • Organizer:
  • Website:

About the race

The first unformatted 30-kilometer race in Odesa started in autumn 2014. As it turned out, the experiment was quite successful and now the running event is held annually. The route of the race runs along picturesque autumn park paths and runs along the Black Sea along the "Health Trail", which is one of the most popular places for recreation of guests and residents of the city.

  • Venue: Shpylivka, Sumy region
  • Date: October
  • Distances: 30 and 15 kilometers
  • Route limit: 5 hours
  • Entry fee:
  • Type: trail
  • Organizer: Race Project
  • Website:

About the race

"Shpylivka Trail" is held near one of the most mysterious places in Sumy region. The organizers set a goal to show the beauty of the village Shpylivka. Due to the fact that the village is surrounded by seven hills, Shpylivka is often called Sumy Switzerland. Runners have the opportunity to enjoy unsurpassed views throughout the route.