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„Kaunas Marathon“ is meant for all people despite of their age, profession, beliefs or physical preparation. It is a sports festival...


Kaunas marathon – more than running!


Kaunas Marathon is the annual international marathon running in Kaunas.

„Kaunas Marathon“ is meant for everyone despite of their age, profession, beliefs or physical preparation. It is a sport festival with the aim to unite citizens and sport enthusiasts, to enhance the social and physical activity, and to develop healthy life-style traditions in Lithuania.

„Kaunas Marathon“ is meant both for sports professionals and enthusiasts.

We invite all active citizens and guests of Kaunas who seek for higher quality of life through movement and healthy life-style to take part in the marathon running.

With regards to your preparedness, you may choose the prestige marathon distance, the half distance of the marathon, 10 km and 5 km. The enthusiasts of Nordic Walking are also very welcome.

 

Come here not only to try out your strength, to support the running friends and family members, but also to have a good time together. Here various events, concerts, fairs will take place, lectures and physical training courses will be delivered, as well as the information about the benefit of the physical activity for one‘s health.

DATE. June 15, 2014

PLACE. Kaunas city centre, the Old Town, Nemunas island (“Žalgiris” Arena).

ORGANIZER. Public enterprise „Kauno maratono klubas” („Kaunas Marathon Club“)

SPONSORS. The best athlete of Lithuania of all times Virgilijus Alekna,  Kaunas City Municipality and Kaunas City Mayor Andrius Kupčinskas.

Kaunas


Kaunas is the cradle of Lithuanian culture, traditions and history, the second city in terms of its size and importance of Lithuania, having an exclusive history, significant on the national level in its geographical location as well as the economic position.

It is not only the city of old traditions, but it is also a large centre of science, business, industry, sports and culture, the former provisional capital of Lithuania. 

Citizens

Kaunas City citizens make up 10,6 per cent of all the population of Lithuania. With regards to nationality, 93 per cent of citizens are Lithuanians, 4 per cent – Russians, other nationalities comprise 3 per cent of Kaunas population. Today Kaunas is one of the most densely inhabited towns of Lithuania. According to the number of ethnic inhabitants, Kaunas is the largest city in the Baltic States.

Communication 

Kaunas is easily reached by various means of transport. The oldest means of transport – since the Medieval times – is the water route transport on the river Nemunas. The city also has the oldest inter-urban and international bus and railway stations, 2 passenger river ports, 1 international and 2 local air-ports. Due to the convenient geographical location, Kaunas is connected by land roads with the most important centres of foreign countries and Lithuania. Now the European highway crosses through Kaunas. 

Sport

Various branches of sport were started to be cultivated in Kaunas already in the pre-war period. In  1921, Kaunas City Municipality leased a parcel of land to the Lithuanian Physical Training Union (LPTU) where a football square and running tracks were installed. In 1924–1925, by the initiative of the chairperson of the LPTU Steponas Darius, the first sports stadium in Lithuania was constructed.

In 1934, the Physical Training Palace was built near the stadium – the present Sports University of Lithuania, where almost all branches of sports included into the Olympics programme are cultivated. In 1939, Kaunas Sports Hall, the first arena in Europe built specially for basketball – was opened in the city. Basketball became especially important in Lithuania after the national team won the second European Basketball championship in 1937. The oldest and the most awarded men‘s basketball club is „Žalgiris“ of Kaunas.

In August 2011, the new Žalgiris Arena was built up on the Nemunas island, where the final matches of the European Men Basketball championship took place in 2011.

During the inter-war years, football also started to be played in Lithuania. The Lithuanian Men Football team played its first international match in 1923 in Kaunas. Clubs of Kaunas became champions of Lithuanian football league for many times. The multiple champion of Lithuania is the football club FBK Kaunas. In order to prepare football players of the high sports mastership who could join the Lithuanian national football team in the future, the National Football Academy was established in Kaunas in 2006.

Track-and-field athletics 

Track-and-field athletics, just like all other branches of sports of Lithuania, was born in Kaunas, as well. The first track-and-field championship of Lithuania took place in Kaunas in 1921. The first athletes represented our country in the summer Olympic Games in 1928 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In 1934, Lithuanian athletes took part in the first European Track-and-Filed championship in Turin, Italy. The most famous track-and-field athletes also graduated from the only Sports University of Lithuania that is established in Kaunas:  the multiple Olympic and world champion, the discus thrower Virgilijus Alekna;

Architecture and culture

Four stages of the historical development resulted in different urban zones in the territorial structure of cultural heritage of Kaunas City. The city is proud of the compact, well-preserved Old Town with many cultural and architectural monuments: Kaunas Castle (the 13-17th centuries), the Gothic House of Thunder (15-16th century), Churches of St. Gertrude and Vytautas Magnus (constructions started in 1400), Kaunas City Hall (the 16-18th centuries), etc.

The Lithuanian Bank Palace, the Military Office, the Chamber of Commerce, Trade and Crafts, Kaunas Central Post Office, the Palace of the Chief Tribunal, Kaunas Fire Department, Agricultural Palace, Kaunas Sports Hall, many offices, commercial banks, museums, higher education schools were built in  Up-Town (the New Town) of Kaunas during the inter-war period.
 

Kaunas is a large centre of culture. There are 26 libraries in Kaunas (the largest of them is Kaunas County Public Library), 7 professional and 10 amateur theatres, 20 folklore groups, the groups of professional circus – the Baltic Circus, and professional jazz – Kaunas Big Band - the only professional groups of this field in Lithuania. The most important state theatres in Kaunas are the Music Theatre, Drama Theatre and Puppet Theatre. The modern dance theatre „Aura“, Kaunas Pantomime Theatre, the Small Theatre, the Chamber Theatre are also established in the city. Kaunas State Choir has been arranging concerts since 1969, and Kaunas Symphonic Orchestra – since 2005.  Kaunas Centre of Cultures of Various Nations was opened in 2004. 
 

Kaunas citizens and guests of the city love the international Classical Music Festival of Pažaislis that lasts for the three summer months and attracts representatives of elite music of the world. Jazz lovers get together at “Kaunas Jazz” festival. And one can listen to the sounds of carillon music in the yard of the War Museum.

Lovers of opera and operetta enjoy the international festival „Operetta in Kaunas Castle“, dance enthusiasts love the international modern dance festival organized by the modern dance theatre „Aura“. The folk music festival „Atataria lamzdžiai“ takes place at the end of May, and in the middle of August – the Medieval festival „Hansa Kaunas“. Other famous events are: drum music festival „Drum please“[24], the non-traditional folklore festival „Suklegos“, the international festival of drama theatres[25], the modern music festival „Iš arti“, the photo-art festival „Kaunas Photo“[26], the international sacral music festival, and Kaunas Cinema Festival.


One of the most famous cultural events in Kaunas is the birthday of the city (as announced on December 3, 1998, by the decision of Kaunas City Council), celebrated on May 20. Namely on this day in 1463 the Duke Kazimieras Jogailaitis confirmed and broadened the Magdeburg rights of the city. The main events of the festival take place on the streets of the Old Town, near the Kaunas Castle as well as other places of the city. 


Famous people


Many famous people lived in Kaunas in various periods of history: Valdas Adamkus – the President of Lithuania; Donatas Banionis – an actor; Arkadijus Buchovas – a journalist, editor, satirist, poet, writer; Stanislovas Moravskis – a memoir writer, doctor, traveler, ethnography specialist and lawyer;  Antanas Baranauskas – a priest and a poet; Vilhelmas Čepinskis – a violinist; Edvardas Gudavičius – a historian; Jurgis Mačiūnas – an artist and the initiator of Fluxus movement; Maironis – a priest and a writer; Abraomas Mapu – a Jewish writer; Adomas Mickevičius – a poet; Ričardas Mikutavičius – a priest, a poet; Hermanas Minkovskis –  a physicist; Vytautas Landsbergis – a politician; Albertas Vijūkas-Kojelavičius – a historian; Arvydas Sabonis – a basketball player;  Liudvikas Zamenhofas – an ophthalmologist, orientalist, developer of the Esperanto language;   Vladislovas Starevičius – the initiator of the doll animation movies; Mariana Veriovkina – the sister of the last governor of Kaunas and an artist; as well as other famous people. 


Prepared according to Wikipedia

 



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2014 03 06

Second Kaunas Marathon - two times better!

for participants

Everyone may take part at „Kaunas Marathon 2014” running, having filled in the participant’s card and having check their health and confirmed about it by their signature.

Persons born not later than in 1995 may take part in the marathon. Persons born not later than in 1998 may take part in the half marathon event.

Age groups of participants of the marathon and half-marathon
V
1996-1976
V40
1966-1975
V50
1956-1965
V60
1946-1955
V70
1945 and older
M
1996-1976
M40
1966-1975
M50
1956-1965
M60
1946-1955
M70
1945 and older
Races
marathon

42km

195m

half marathon

21km

98m

5km

5km

Route

Start – at the island of Nemunas by the Zalgiris arena. Participants of marathon and half-marathon will run two laps on the quays of Nemunas and Neris. 10 km and 5 km – at Liberty Avenue (Laisves aleja). Family run and Running with strollers will be held on the island of Nemunas. Here will be concert and other entertainments too.


 

 

RULES

 

KAUNAS MARATHON 2014

 

STATUTES

 

I. GENERAL PART

The public enterprise VšĮ „Kauno maratono klubas“ („Kaunas Marathon Club“) is organizing the running „Kaunas marathon 2014“ on June 15, 2014.

 

II. DISTANCES

During the event, enthusiasts and professionals of running will be able to compete in the following:

42 km 195 m;
21 km 98 m;
10 km; 
5 km;
Family run;
Running with strollers. 

 

III. PLACE AND TIME OF THE COMPETITION

Nemunas island, near Kaunas „Žalgiris“ arena.
 

IV. TIME LIMIT

1. 42 km 195 m – 5 hours and 30 minutes.

2. 21 km 98 m – 3 hours.

3. 10 km, 5 km – 1 hour and 30 minutes.

 

V. PARTICIPANTS

1.  Everyone wishing to participate may take part, after filling the participant’s card and having checked their health and confirmed about it by their signature. All participants take part in the running at their own free will, not forced by anyone and take responsibility for all the risks related to the participation in the running (including various health problems, etc.) as well as commit not to express any complaints to the organizers of the running. The runners, when receiving their numbers, must possess their personal identity documents.

2. Every participant agrees automatically by registering that the organizers of the event may use all the pictures and filmed material of the event freely and without a separate consent for the aims of marketing.

3. A participant may take part as a member of only one team and run only one event. 

4. Parents, foster-parents or coaches are responsible for minors.

5. Persons born not later than in 1995 may take part in the marathon. The groups of ages of participants of the marathon and half-marathon:

Men                                                     Women

M             1995–1975            W            1995–1975

M40        1965–1974            W40       1965–1974

M50        1955–1964            W50       1955–1964

M60        1945–1954            W60       1945–1954

M70        1944 and older       W70       1944 and older

6. Persons born not later than in 1998 may take part in the half-marathon event.

 

VI. SPECIAL CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS

1. A person may register to any event only by his/her own name. It is forbidden to pass one‘s own number to another participant. In such a case, the participants will be disqualified, and the results will not be included into the protocol of the competition.

2. If the registered participant wishes to change the event into a shorter one, he/she must pay the event changing fee – 10  Litas. If he/she wishes to change the event into the longer one, he/she has to pay additionally the difference of the entry fee, according to the entry fee of the event as valid on the day of payment.

3. Every participant must have the number properly attached on the shirt. The number must be on the front of the shirt (the chest), on a clearly visible place.

4. Participants and persons cheering for them are strictly forbidden to use any means of transport, for example, bicycles, roller-skates, skate-boards and other wheeled transport means. Participants violating this point of the statutes will be disqualified.

5. In the course of the competition, participants are forbidden to use any personal escort. Participants violating this rule will be disqualified.

6. It is forbidden to walk any animals on the route in the course of the event.

7. Every participant of the running must attach the time measuring electronic lust on the shoe. Time of participants who failed to attach or attached improperly the time measuring electronic lust will not be fixed, and consequently such participants will not be included into the protocol of the competition.

8. It is forbidden to the participants of the competition to deviate  from the running route even a little (without the permission from the referee). Participants violating this rule will be disqualified.

9. Any claims of the participants must be submitted in wiring to the chief referee of the competition not later then during 20 minutes after the end of the competition. The participant submitting a claim must pay the fee of 50 Litas that is returned only in the case when the appeal commission (the director of the marathon, the chief referee, the representative of the LAF) accepts the claim. The claims are processed only after the participant pays the fee.

10. Participants on the marathon route are forbidden to use any music devices and equipment that may impair the hearing of the participant.

 

VII. SPECIAL POINTS ON THE ROUTE

1. Food points will be established on the marathon track where energy drinks, water and fruit will be given to the participants of the marathon. The food and refreshment points will be established approximately every 5 kilometers.

2. Bio-toilets will be set up for the participants on the marathon route

 

VIII. AWARDS

1. Winners of the overall standing running and prize winners will be given the commemorative cups.

2. Monetary prizes:

Winners of the marathon distance, men and women: the 1st place – 1 000 Litas, the 2nd place – 600 Litas, the 3rd  place -  400 Lt.

Improving the Lithuanian record of the marathon distance – the special price – 12 000 Litas – will be awarded.

3. Winners and prize-winners of the groups will be awarded special prizes of sponsors.

4. Commemorative medals will be awarded to all participants of the running who crossed the finish line during the control time.

 

IX. ENTRY FEE OF PARTICIPANTS

1. The following entry fee is established for participants of the event of 42,195 km:

a. for those registered before January 6, 2014  - 40 Lt.

b. for those registered between January 7 – March 1, 2014 - 50 Lt.

c. for those registered between March 2 – May 1, 2014 - 65 Lt.

d. for those registered between May 2 – June 11, 2014 - 80 Lt.

e. for those registered between June 12 – June 14, 2014 - 100 Lt.

 

2. The following entry fee is established for participants of the event of 21,098 km:

a. for those registered before January 6, 2014  - 30 Lt.

b. for those registered between January 7 – March 1, 2014 - 40 Lt.

c. for those registered between March 2 – May 1, 2014 - 50 Lt.

d. for those registered between May 2 – June 11, 2014 - 60 Lt.

e. for those registered between June 12 – June 14, 2014 - 80 Lt.

 

3. The following entry fee is established for participants of the event of 10 km:

a. for those registered before January 6, 2014  - 20 Lt.

b. for those registered between January 7 – March 1, 2014 - 30 Lt.

c. for those registered between March 2 – May 1, 2014 - 35 Lt.

d. for those registered between May 2 – June 11, 2014 - 40 Lt.

e. for those registered between June 12 – June 14, 2014 - 50 Lt.

 

4. The following entry fee is established for participants of the event of 5 km:

a. for those registered before January 6, 2014  - 15 Lt.

b. for those registered between January 7 – March 1, 2014 - 20 Lt.

c. for those registered between March 2 – May 1, 2014 - 20 Lt.

d. for those registered between May 2 – June 11, 2014 - 25 Lt.

e. for those registered between June 12 – June 14, 2014 - 40 Lt. 

 

X. REGISTRY OF PARTICIPANTS AND DISTRIBUTION OF NUMBER TAGS

1. All the participants may register on the internet site www.kaunasmarathon.lt till June 14.

2. The number tags of participants may be taken at the registry centre .

3. The participant properly filling the registry form and paying the entry fee is included into the entry protocol.

 

XI. COMPETITION ROUTE  

1. The start of the running route and the finish are located by the „Žalgiris“ arena. 

 

XII. END NOTES  

1. Organizers has a right to change the rules of this event, if it becomes necessary. 

 

Pasirengimas

All participants of „Kaunas Marathon 2014” will be awarded – the winners and runners-up of the first three places will be granted monetary prizes, and other participants will get medals, souvenirs and prizes from the sponsors. No one will be left without gifts!

 

„Kaunas Marathon 2014” participants will also be able to use exceptional discounts for services and goods of the sponsors of the event. More information is available at Bonuses

 

Marathon (men and women)
Lithuanian record
12 000 Lt
I vieta
1200 Lt
II vieta
800 Lt
III vieta
500 Lt
IV vieta
300 Lt
V vieta
200 Lt
Other running
Presents from the sponsors
Overall standings
Cups
Team
running
Mayor‘s Cup
All participants
Souvenir medals
 
 

 

 

         

Mayor‘s cup -  Kaunas City Mayor Andrius Kupčinskas encouraging more citizens to engage into the competition and have a good, healthy and useful time, has established the special prize. The team having the biggest number of members and therefore running the biggest number of kilometers (as the distance of each member of the team will be summed up) will be awarded the Mayor‘s Cup. 

 

Diplom – each participant of „Kaunas Marathon 2014”, having completed his or her distance during the control time as set up in the regulations, will be able to print the official personal diploma of  „Kaunas Marathon 2014” with the individual time of running.  

 

Bonuses

1000 runners, first signed up for the marathon and half-marathon distances, will get new and original Adidas T-shirt!






All the participants of „Kaunas marathon 2014“ are insured against accidents by the insurance of „Compensa“.
 

Compensa


More than 5 million hybrid „Toyota“ and „Lexus“ cars are around the world. Some people chose it because of the exclusive fuel economy and ultra-low emissions. Other – because of incredibly quiet and peaceful driving in electric mode. But everyone agrees on one thing – it is just a better way of driving.

 

Visit Kaunas Marathon this year on June 15 and test our hybrid „Toyota“ cars on the road.

 

Autotoja

Kaunas marathon hotel – KAUNAS CITY HOTEL – offers exclusive conditions for the guest and participants of the running. Very comfortable hotel is located near to the marathon route. You can stay in single, double or triple room and enjoy a breakfast for a very special price.

For prices and room booking, please contact:

+370 631 95630 or 


 

Prizes

All participants of „Kaunas Marathon 2014” will be awarded – the winners and runners-up of the first three places will be granted monetary prizes, and other participants will get medals, souvenirs and prizes from the sponsors. No one will be left without gifts!

 

„Kaunas Marathon 2014” participants will also be able to use exceptional discounts for services and goods of the sponsors of the event. More information is available at Bonuses

 

Marathon (men and women)
Lithuanian record
12 000 Lt
I vieta
1200 Lt
II vieta
800 Lt
III vieta
500 Lt
IV vieta
300 Lt
V vieta
200 Lt
Other running
Presents from the sponsors
Overall standings
Cups
Team
running
Mayor‘s Cup
All participants
Souvenir medals
 
 

 

 

         

Mayor‘s cup -  Kaunas City Mayor Andrius Kupčinskas encouraging more citizens to engage into the competition and have a good, healthy and useful time, has established the special prize. The team having the biggest number of members and therefore running the biggest number of kilometers (as the distance of each member of the team will be summed up) will be awarded the Mayor‘s Cup. 

 

Diplom – each participant of „Kaunas Marathon 2014”, having completed his or her distance during the control time as set up in the regulations, will be able to print the official personal diploma of  „Kaunas Marathon 2014” with the individual time of running.  

 

Renginio programa*

Results 2013

marathon

42KM 195M

half marathon

21KM 98M

10km

10KM 549M

team relay

4X10KM 549M

Diploma

Distance
Runner number
Time in diploma
Please check the data. Number to be incorrect
Name Surname Race City, country Club
Paulius Paplauskas
half marathon Kaunas, Lietuva
Vytautas Liutkus
half marathon Kaunas, Lietuva Chelsea
Saulius Akranaičius
half marathon Kaunas, Lietuva
Eglė Bezzubovaitė
5km Kaunas, Lietuva Lietuvis irklavimo federacija.
Rytis Reinikovas
half marathon Kaunas, Lietuva
Skirmantė Mockevičienė
5km Kaunas, Lietuva
Artūras Petrauskas
5km Kaunas, Lietuva
Nijolė Baltrėnienė
5km Kaunas, Lietuva
Aleksandras Karpinskis
marathon Kaunas, Lietuva LIETUVOS KARIUOMENĖ
Rasa Kanapeckienė
half marathon Pakruojis, Lietuva BMK Vėjas
Modestas Petkus
half marathon Kaunas, Lietuva
Mantas Gradeckas
half marathon Alytus, Lietuva DZŪKIJA
Aleksandr Somkin
half marathon Vilnius, Lietuva
Albert Veiksa
marathon Visaginas, Lietuva
Arvydas Jurgelevicius
marathon Visaginas, Lietuva
Aidas Mackevičius
marathon Vilnius, Lietuva New Vision
Romas Jasinskas
marathon Panevėžys, Lietuva
Alan Wilcox
marathon BRISTOL, United Kingdom Bristol & west AC
Sheila Wilcox
half marathon BRISTOL, United Kingdom Bristol & west AC
Siim Avi
marathon Tartu, Estonia Piirissaare Kultuuriselts
Deivis Rinkevičius
marathon Kaunas, Lietuva
Taira Makštutytė
marathon Prienai, Lietuva Prienu KKSC
Tomas Buta
marathon Kaunas, Lietuva
Jurgita Randytė
half marathon Kaunas, Lietuva
Giedrius Povilavičius
half marathon Jonava, Lietuva Jonavos BK Maratonas
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Festival for Kaunas


ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL "KAUNAS MARATHON 2014" - the second time organized sports festival!

Let us continue the tradicions!

Kaunas is the sportiest city in Lithuania. From the time of Provisional Capital we are proud of our athletes who glorify the name of Kaunas and Lithuania all across the world. First basketball arena is located in Kaunas, also - the first and only national stadium, country's forge of athletes- - Lithuanian Sports University. Young and old sport here. We are singing victory songs, lifting our hands up for a healthy, energetic and active resident of Kaunas! Connect and run together - celebrate life, remember the traditions and create new ones!

 




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Contacts

organizer

Public enterprise VšĮ „Kauno maratono klubas“

Director

Mr. Algirdas Pukis

communication

Mrs. Jurga Chomskytė-McGeever

8 656 30386