Event is postponed!
We address you, as we took a difficult deceision to postpone Galaxy Vladivostok Marathon 2020 on to September 25, 2021.
We are sure that the rescheduling of the Marathon will not affect to the love to running by out participants, and we will together prove it, when we will meet at the start of the Fifth Anniversary Galaxy Vladivostok Marathon in 2021
The most extensive running event of the Far East of Russia the Vth Galaxy Vladivostok Marathon is to be held in Vladivostok on September 25, 2021.
About the city
Vladivostok is the authentic city, and you can feel harmonious mix of the East and West here. It is the city on the bank of the Pacific Occean with wonderful hills blown by winds from four sides. Vladivostok represents dozens of pure islands nearby, the warm "wild" sea, tremendous cuisine with abundance of seafood, the nature and interesting architecture. Also, the most beautiful girls live there!
The city is extremely beautiful in September. It is a mellow season, where the average air temperature is 16 C °, humidity is moderate, and there is mainly sunny weather with nice breeze.
For reference: flight time to Vladivostok from Seoul is 1 hour 50 minutes, from Tokyo it is 2 hours 15 minutes, from Beijing it is 2 hours 20 minutes.
There is the form of Free port in Vladivostok that leads to relaxed visa requirements. It is possible to submit the application for the electronic visa on the website of the MFA - https://evisa.kdmid.ru/en-US/Home/Index
The visa is available for 30 days from the moment of its registration with the allowed term of stay no more than 8 days.
The electronic visa is issued free of charge. To get the visa the receiving the invitation, booking confirmations of hotels or other documents are not necessary. The term of issue of the visa is 4 days.
Citizens of 18 countries can receive the visa: Brunei, India, People's Republic of China, DPRK, Mexico, Singapore, Japan, Algeria, Bahrain, Iran, Qatar, Kuwait, Morocco, UAE, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Turkey.
About the marathon
The marathon “Bridges of Vladivostok” has become the calling card of our Region for sport tourism fans not only from Russia, but for the runners from Asia as well. The last year, the largest number of foreign participants came from Japan, and they won the longest distance 42 kilometers. But the wide geography impresses: there are runners from 106 cities of 22 countries among participants. It is not surprising because the marathon in the Far East is considered as an available exotic.
Route of "Bridges of Vladivostok" is difficult, with height differences, but it is interesting. The track is complicated by abundance of hills and wind, but local beauty is worth it. It is not for nothing the race slogan is "The reason to be proud of yourself". Whether you will overcome the first 5 km or legendary 42,2 km, it will be awesome.
Participants run on the Russkiy island, along the wood on the one side and the seas from another, overcome two main bridges of the city, such as the well-known "Russkiy" and "Zolotoy" bridges from which you can see the fascinating view of the city, the sea and hills, and seagulls, which, according to a city legend, sing to runners in a familiar language.
The runners overcome final kilometres on the main city streets and finish in the heart of the city: in the central square. You will see many interesting things: there are about 300 sights, such as: cultural, historical and natural, that are "scattered" along the route.
Entertaining platforms for runners and fans of marathon will work all day at the central square of Vladivostok, such as: food court zone, massage tents, theme-based little shops, game and musical platforms.
And on the following day after the marathon, the Tiger Day traditionally takes place in Vladivostok. It is a colourful procession around the city which finishes with concert and salute.
Running distances: 5 km / 10 km / 21,1 km / 42,2 km. And there is also 1 km for children.
For participation in marathon it is necessary to be registered on the website https://asiarunning.ru/events and to pay the registration fee. The backpack, t-shirt, start number with the built-in chip of timing MyLaps are included into the price. Everyone gets a designer medal on the finish line.
Prize fund of marathon is 1 million rubles.
Each participant of marathon is insured for 100 thousand rubles.
The marathon is controlled by the local security services: police, rescuers and physicians. There will be the bicycle patrol and volunteers throughout all track.
Toilets and food points for runners are duplicated through each 5 kilometres of the route. The diet includes water, isotonics, bananas, dried fruits, chocolate.
There is also a photo finish which means that everyone will get the photo of a happy oneself after the race.
You can find out marathon details of "Bridges of Vladivostok" Marathon on the website www.galaxymarathon.com and https://www.facebook.com/RunDnsRun/
FACTS: Galaxy Vladivostok Marathon
- Is the only marathon at the Far East of Russia, which has the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races) certification, what gives the opportunity of official recognition of their world records to the professional sportsmen, and to all participants - the assurance that the race is organized in a high-quality manner, in accordance with all the requirements of the international running community, along with such as the Berlin, Tokyo or Boston marathons;
- Is one of three Russian marathons which is included into a series of qualifying races of the Marathon World Championship in age groups (40+) Abbott WMM Wanda Age Group World Championship. For more information : https://www.worldmarathonmajors.com/agwr/how-it-works/;
- Is included into the Official calendar of physical and sports events of the Primorsky region;
- For five years, the marathon has been held with the support of the title partner of the marathon - Samsung Galaxy brand SAMSUNG.