2 August 2020

SPB Half Marathon. The Northern Capital

21.1 km
10 km
The largest half marathon in the center of St. Petersburg. Run along Nevsky prospekt, stunning embankments and famous bridges. Enjoy the views of the main symbols of the city on the run. Become a part of the new sporting event.

The route of a half marathon and a 10 km race runs in one circle along the historical center of St. Petersburg. Participants will enjoy views of the Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Rostral Columns, Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral. The start and finish will take place on the Palace Square.

For Participants

General Information

Route

The route of a half marathon and a 10 km race runs in one circle along the historical center of St. Petersburg. Participants will enjoy views of the Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Rostral Columns, Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral. The start and finish will take place on the Palace Square.

 

Schedule

    Friday, 31 July
11:00–21:00
  Participant packet pick up.
     
    Saturday, 1 August
10:00–19:00
  Participant packet pick up.
10:00–15:30
  Kids Run participant packet pick up.
16:00   Kids Run.
     
    Sunday, 2 August
7:00   Start area opening.
8:30   Start of 10 km run.
9:10   Start of half marathon.
10:30   Awarding ceremony.
12:30   Finish line closes.

 

Registration

  • 21.1 km
  • 10 km
  • Kids Run
  • Relay

How to register for 21.1 km

Online registration for SPB Half Marathon will close 9 July 23:59. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

To register for SPB Half Marathon, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee on Running Community website. During registration enter your personal data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up your participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Additional registration will be open on 31 July 11:00-21:00 and 1 August 10:00-19:00, if there are available entries.

Registration requirements

  • Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.
  • All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 31 July 11:00-21:00 or 1 August 10:00-19:00.
  • All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID and original medical certificate stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet.
  • Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

For Russian citizens
• if registered until 26 February — 1500 rubles.
• if registered from 27 February until 9 July — 2000 rubles.
• if registered 31 July – 1 August — 3000 rubles.

For juniors under 21, men from 60 years of age and women from 55 years of age, there are discounts (Russian citizens only) 
• if registered until 26 February — 750 rubles.
• if registered from 27 February until 9 July — 1000 rubles.
• if registered 31 July – 1 August — 1500 rubles.

For foreign citizens
• if registered until 26 February — 2500 rubles.
• if registered from 27 February until 9 July — 3000 rubles.
• if registered 31 July – 1 August — 4000 rubles.

How to register for 10 km

Online registration for SPB Half Marathon will close 9 July 23:59. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

To register for SPB Half Marathon, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee on Running Community website. During registration enter your personal data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up your participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Additional registration will be open on 31 July 11:00-21:00 and 1 August 10:00-19:00, if there are available entries.

Registration requirements

• Participants must be 16 years or older on race day.
• All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 31 July 11:00-21:00 and 1 August 10:00-19:00.
• All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID and original medical certificate stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet.
• Participants 16-17 years of age are required to show permission from a parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race while picking up their own participant packets.
• Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

For Russian citizens:
• if registered until 26 February — 1200 rubles.
• if registered from 27 February until 9 July — 1700 rubles.
• if registered 31 July – 1 August — 2500 rubles.

For juniors under 21, men from 60 years of age and women from 55 years of age, there are discounts (Russian citizens only)
• if registered until 26 February — 600 rubles.
• if registered from 27 February until 9 July — 850 rubles.
• if registered 31 July – 1 August — 1250 rubles.

For foreign citizens:
• if registered until 26 February — 1700 rubles.
• if registered from 27 February until 9 July — 2300 rubles.
• if registered 31 July – 1 August — 3000 rubles.

How to register a child

Online registration for Kids Run at SPB Half Marathon is open till 23 July 23:59. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

To register a child for Kids Run, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee. To do this, you will be redirected to a registration page at Running Community website. During registration enter child's personal data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up child's participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Register your child for the race

Additional registration will be open on 31 July 11:00-21:00 and 1 August 10:00-15:30, if there are available entries.

Registration requirements

• Participants must be under 14 years old on the race day.
• Children compete at distances of 400 m and 800 m. There are separate starts for children of different ages. Children under 3 years, 4-5 years, 6-7 years, 8-9 years run 400 m. Children 10-11 years and 12-13 years run 800 m. 
• The participant packet (bib number) for the child must be picked up by the parent or the official representative.
• The parent or the official representative are required to show child's birth certificate and permission for child to participate in the race.
• Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

• if registered until 23 July — 600 rubles.
• if registered 31 July – 1 August — 1000 rubles.

How to register for relay

Registration for SPB Half Marathon Corporate Relay will open 14 November at 12:00.

Applications from the teams should be sent to the email relay@runc.run. The application and payment must be made by 9 July.

Registration requirements

• Participants must be 16 years or older on race day.
• Teams captain are required to pick up participant packets (bib numbers) for team on 31 July 11:00-21:00 or 1 August 10:00-19:00.
• The captain should pick up participant packets (bib numbers) for the whole team.
• The captain are required to show a government-issued photo IDs and original medical certificates stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet of all team members.

Registration fee

Registration fee for team — 95,000 rubles.

Payment must be made by bank transfer to the account of the organizer. The payer company must be a resident of Russia.

Packet Pick Up

  • 21.1 km
  • 10 km
  • Kids Run
  • Relay

Location & hours

Yubileyny Sports Palace
St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Friday, 31 July 
11:00 – 21:00

Saturday, 1 August
10:00 – 19:00

Participant packets will not be available for pick up at start area.

Participant packet

• Bib number with timing chip and safety pins.
• Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off.
• Finisher medal.

Optionally:
• Running shirt ASICS with race design — 990 rubles.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

• Government-issued photo identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

If you can’t pick-up your participant packet on 31 July – 1 August, a friend or family member may serve as your proxy and pick up your race materials for you. Proxy must bring the following documents for person he/she is representing:

• The original letter of attorney for a third party to collect participant’s packet.
• Government-issued photo identity document.
• A copy of the participant’s identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

The power of attorney does not entitle the authorized person to participate in the race with your number. The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules of the competition. A participant with a another's number will be disqualified.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Medical Certificate Form

Getting there

Participant packets pick-up will take place in Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Please use metro station Sportivnaya.

Location & hours

Yubileyny Sports Palace
St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Friday, 31 July 
11:00 – 21:00

Saturday, 1 August
10:00 – 19:00

Participant packets will not be available for pick up at start area.

Participant packet

• Bib number with timing chip and safety pins.
• Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off.
• Finisher medal.

Optionally:
• Running shirt ASICS with race design — 990 rubles.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

• Government-issued photo identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).
• Participants 16-17 years of age must present permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

If you can’t pick-up your participant packet on 31 July–1 August, a friend or family member may serve as your proxy and pick up your race materials for you. Proxy must bring the following documents for person he/she is representing:

• The original letter of attorney for a third party to collect participant’s packet.
• Government-issued photo identity document.
• A copy of the participant’s identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).
• For participants 16-17 years of age: permission from parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

The power of attorney does not entitle the authorized person to participate in the race with your number. The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules of the competition. A participant with a another's number will be disqualified.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Medical Certificate Form

Getting there

Participant packets pick-up will take place in Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18.

Please use metro station Sportivnaya.

Location & hours

Yubileyny Sports Palace
St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Friday, 31 July 
11:00 – 21:00

Saturday, 1 August 
10:00 – 15:30

Participant packet

• Bib number and safety pins.
• Running t-shirt.
• Finisher medal.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

• A birth certificate of a child.
• Permission for child to participate in the race.

Getting there

Participant packets pick-up will take place in Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Please use metro station Sportivnaya.

Location & hours

The SPB Half Marathon Expo features more than 30 exhibitors offering running footwear, apparel and nutrition.

Participants must visit the Expo to pick up their packets. The two-day Expo is free and open to the public.

Yubileyny Sports Palace
St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18
metro station Sportivnaya

Friday, 31 July 
11:00 – 21:00

Saturday, 1 August
10:00 – 18:00

Participant packets will not be available for pick up at start area.

Participant packet

• Bib number with timing chip and safety pins.
• Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off.
• Finisher medal.

How to pick up participant packet

The captain should pick up participant packets (bib numbers) for the whole team. The captain are required to show:

• His identity card.
• A copy of a government-issued photo ID of each team member.
• Original medical certificates stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition of each team member.
•For participants 16-17 years of age: permission from a parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.
• Power of attorney from the company to pick up team participant packets.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Getting there

SPB Half Marathon Expo will take place at Yubileyny Sports Palace, pr. Dobrolyubova 18.

Please use metro station Sportivnaya.

Race Day

  • 21.1 km
  • 10 km
  • Kids Run
  • Relay

Getting there

Start area is located at the Palace square.

Please use metro. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to get to the start area. Arrive to Admiralteyskaya or Nevskiy prospekt metro stations.

Changing tents

For your convenience, male and female changing tents are available in the start area.

Please do not leave your items unattended.

Baggage storage

Baggage storage is located in the start area.

For bag drop-off please use wristband and sticker with number, which you received with your bib number. Put the sticker on the bag and tie a wristband with the same number around your wrist.

Do not put any valuable or fragile items in your bag. We recommend you to keep your valuables, such as hotel card, mobile phone with you or with friends or family. The organisers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Toilets

Toilets are located in the start area and at each refreshment station.

Start

21.1 km race start at 9:10.

The start will be divided into blocks according to the submitted estimated personal times.

A letter of your start corral is indicated on race number. Look for the corresponding letter signs to get into your corral. Runners are allowed only with the race number. Runners who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may do so by going to the slower corral.

Race officials will make multilingual announcements when it’s time for runners to line up in the corrals. Please follow the instructions of the race officials.

The race will start in waves. Your net running time will start to be recorded when you cross the start line. Please follow directions from race officials and volunteers at all times for a safe and orderly start to the race.

Please mind your fellow runners when you change lanes, spit, or approach a refreshment stand. Please take care not to endanger others or yourself. In order to be able to hear your fellow runners of volunteers we ask you to run without music headphones. Doing so you also won’t miss any cheers from the spectators.

No animals or wheeled vehicles/devices of any kind are allowed on the course. No wheeled vehicles are allowed to accompany the runners along the course. Anyone who disregards this rule will be disqualifed and removed from the course.

Pacemakers

Pacemakers help others achieve their performance goals. They will be carrying flags and can be identified by their t-shirts with the following times indicated.

Time:
1:29 (pace 4:13 min/km)
1:39 (4:41 min/km)
1:49 (5:10 min/km)
1:59 (5:38 min/km)
2:09 (6:06 min/km)
2:19 (6:35 min/km).

Drinks and food stations

At the course there will be Drinks and food stations.

Food stations
The food stations are located at 10.5 km and 18 km. They contain drinking water in cups, bananas and oranges and water containers with sponges.

Drinks stations
The food stations are located at 5 km and 15 km. They contain drinking water in cups and water containers with sponges.

Please throw the empty cups to the bins provided or to the side of the road – do not drop them on the road in front of you where they can be hazardous to runners behind you.

Medical aid

Medical aid will be located at the start/finish area and along the course. Please do not hesitate to contact any medical personnel if you are having difficulties – we appreciate you doing so.

Finish

Your net time will be registered once your cross the finish line.

Please do not remain standing on the finish line, but continue walk slowly to the end of the finish area. After the finish you will recieve drinking water.

If you are feeling unwell, please ask for the medical aid straight away.

Results

Your result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Your net running time will be recorded when you cross the start and finish lines. The timing chip is on your race number. Please put your race number on the chest. Do not bend, crumple or fold it, do not keep the race number next to any magnets – it may damage the chip resulting in the loss of your personal result.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.

Awarding

Participants will compete in overall classification. Men and women who place 1-5 will receive awards. There are no awards in the age groups. All participants receive a medal at the finish.

Getting there

Start area is located at the Palace square.

Please use metro. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to get to the start area. Arrive to Admiralteyskaya or Nevskiy prospekt metro stations.

Changing tents

For your convenience, male and female changing tents are available in the start area.

Please do not leave your items unattended.

Baggage storage

Baggage storage is located in the start area.

For bag drop-off please use wristband and sticker with number, which you received with your bib number. Put the sticker on the bag and tie a wristband with the same number around your wrist.

Do not put any valuable or fragile items in your bag. We recommend you to keep your valuables, such as hotel card, mobile phone with you or with friends or family. The organisers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Toilets

Toilets are located in the start area and at each refreshment station.

Start

10 km race start at 8:30.

The start will be divided into blocks according to the submitted estimated personal times.

A letter of your start corral is indicated on race number. Look for the corresponding letter signs to get into your corral. Runners are allowed only with the race number. Runners who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may do so by going to the slower corral.

Race officials will make multilingual announcements when it’s time for runners to line up in the corrals. Please follow the instructions of the race officials.

The race will start in waves. Your net running time will start to be recorded when you cross the start line. Please follow directions from race officials and volunteers at all times for a safe and orderly start to the race.

Please mind your fellow runners when you change lanes, spit, or approach a refreshment stand. Please take care not to endanger others or yourself. In order to be able to hear your fellow runners of volunteers we ask you to run without music headphones. Doing so you also won’t miss any cheers from the spectators.

No animals or wheeled vehicles/devices of any kind are allowed on the course. No wheeled vehicles are allowed to accompany the runners along the course. Anyone who disregards this rule will be disqualifed and removed from the course.

Drinks station

Drinks station is located approximately at 5 km.

Medical aid

Medical aid will be located at the start/finish area and along the course. Please do not hesitate to contact any medical personnel if you are having difficulties – we appreciate you doing so.

Finish

Your net time will be registered once your cross the finish line.

Please do not remain standing on the finish line, but continue walk slowly to the end of the finish area. After the finish you will recieve drinking water.

If you are feeling unwell, please ask for the medical aid straight away.

Results

Your result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Your net running time will be recorded when you cross the start and finish lines. The timing chip is on your race number. Please put your race number on the chest. Do not bend, crumple or fold it, do not keep the race number next to any magnets – it may damage the chip resulting in the loss of your personal result.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.

Awarding

Participants will compete in overall classification. Men and women who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd will receive awards. There are no awards in the age groups. All participants receive a medal at the finish.

Start

Kids Run will be held on 3 August from 16:00 to 17:00 on the territory near the Yubileyny Sports Palace.

Starts order:

• 16:00 — run for 400 m for children under 3 years. 
• 16:10 — run for 400 m for children 4-5 years. 
• 16:20 — run for 400 m for children 6-7 years. 
• 16:30 — run for 400 m for children 8-9 years. 
• 16:40 — run for 800 m for children 10-11 years. 
• 16:50 — run for 800 m for children 12-13 years.

Awarding

Kids Run is fun run without winners. All participants recieve finisher medals.

Start

The corporate relay race will start at 9:10.

Detailed information will be sent to the team captains before the race.

Results

Team result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Team net running time will be recorded when runners cross the start line, leg change area and finish line.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.

Awarding

Teams that place 1st, 2nd or 3rd will receive awards.

Visa & Hotels

Travel support

Pan Tours Company, official travel partner of SPB Half Marathon, will help you to organize your trip to Saint-Petersburg - book accommodation, order a transfer, plan an excursion program, and provide visa support.

It offers accommodation in hotels of different price categories (including those near the start), special fares, early breakfast on the race day, and access to sports infrastructure of hotels.

For requests please email to reservations@ptours.net.

Travel visa

To enter the territory of the Russian Federation, citizens of most states are required to get a visa. If you are planning a trip to Moscow for the race, please specify whether citizens of your country need a visa.

You can get an invitation (visa support letter or tourist voucher) online via MyVisaToRussia.com service or by booking accommodation with the official travel partner.

 

Get visa invitation online now

For Spectators

Where to Cheer

If you've ever run races, you know how crowd support can immensely boost runners’ spirits. Please don’t be shy to encourage passing runners even if you don’t know them.

Note: there are some extra security measures introduced for both runners and spectators. Personal belongings may be searched and some roads access may be restricted. Thanks for understanding.

At the SPB Half spectators will have access to the race start and finish areas on race day. Spectators will be able to escort runners to the start waves and greet them near the finish line.

For Volunteers

Register to Volunteer

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Charity

Life Line Charity Foundation

The Life Line Charity Foundation has become the charity partner of the Running Community. Now, when registering for our races you can make a donation for this foundation and help children.

The Life Line Charity Foundation provides support to ill children, who suffer from life threatening diseases. This charity funds medical equipment acquisition, high tech surgeries and medical research. Over the past 15 years the Foundation has provided targeted support to more than 10,500 children.

One of Life Line’s work directions is endoprosthesis in the treatment of sarcoma (bone tumors). For a long time it was considered that amputation is the only effective method of treatment of bone cancer. However, at the moment specialized treatment using insertion of high tech prosthesis allows children to keep their limbs and return to normal life. A single endoprosthesis costs Rub 2.5mln — an insurmountable sum of money for the majority of families in Russia. Together we can accumulate necessary funds to save children with bone tumors. Each donation is valuable!

Make a donation on the Life Line Charity Foundation website.

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