This year the international marathon will be held in Kharkov for the first time

Kharkov City Mayor Gennady Kernes signed an order to hold the first International Marathon in Kharkov in 2014. According to the official site of the Kharkov City Council, the organizational committee for the preparation and caring out the competitions was created, which was headed by the Mayor of the city.

The route of the marathon will go through the center of Kharkov, along  Sumskaya  and Pushkin Street, past the monument to Shevchenko, The Mirror Stream, Architects' Square and so on. It is planned that for the time of the marathon the fan-zone will be organized on Svoboda Square. Soon Kharkov TV channels will introduce the logo and the preview trailer of upcoming competitions to the audience.

The first Kharkov international marathon will be held on April 12, 2014. The marathon length will be 42 km 195 m. Also the starts for the distances 21 km 98 m (semi marathon), 10 km, 5 km, relay-race and children's rounds will take place on April 12. One may register for participation in the rounds on the official website of the competitions until March 27, 2014.

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