Year of first edition:2012
World Athletics Label Road Race:No
Expected participants:4000
Distances:21K, 10K, 5K
Type of race:Flat, city run
Time limit:3 hours (21K), 90 min (10K), 45 min (5K)

The Vilnius Half Marathon is an annual running event that takes place in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania. In 2023, the event will be held on the 27th of May and will be particularly unique, as it will take place in the evening. The evening start time adds an extra level of excitement to the event, as runners will be able to experience the city in a whole new light.

As the name suggests, the Vilnius Half Marathon covers a distance of 21.1 kilometers, attracting both seasoned runners and beginners alike. The race begins in the heart of Vilnius, at Cathedral Square, and takes participants through the city’s charming old town and scenic parks, offering stunning views of the city’s famous landmarks, including the Vilnius Castle Complex, Gediminas’ Tower, and the Three Crosses monument.


Runners in Vilnius streets


In addition to the main half marathon race, the event also offers a 10 km, 5 km race and a Kids’ run, catering to participants of all fitness levels. There will also be a range of entertainment options for spectators, including live music and street performers.

Overall, the Vilnius Half Marathon promises to be an unforgettable experience for both runners and spectators. With its stunning route, unique evening start time, and lively atmosphere, it’s an event not to be missed.

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