Start your summer beating the marathon or a shorter distance in undiscovered Lithuanian city – Kaunas.
Marathon course starts in the city hall, filled with 16th century vibes and continues with the old town view of historical,14th century castle remains, surrounded by two biggest Lithuanian rivers. Course will surprise you with large variety of architecture styles like: Medieval, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Modernist, Soviet era and modern times.
In 2019, “Kaunas marathon” will be held for the seventh time, and is hopping to attract big number of international participants and fans. 2015 marathon winner, Antonia Johnson from Scotland, was surprised and amazed by our marathon course.
“It was so flat and nice to run that you can easily reach your personal best. Running two laps for marathon on the straight streets, old town, and beautiful parks was fun and easy. A gentle breeze from the rivers helped too.”
AIMS measurements confirmed that the difference between the lowest and highest points of the course is just 14 meters. This beats the fastest worlds marathon course in Berlin, where difference reaches 25 meters.
Today, “Kaunas marathon” course record of 2:23:49, belongs to Lithuanian athlete Mindaugas Viršilas, while fastest women to run on this course is Natalia Kan from Russia, with the time of 2:52:17.
The event organizers are trying to increase the number of professional athletes competing in annual Kaunas Marathon. Therefore additional 600 euro money prize is dedicated for the new marathon course record and 400 euro for half-marathon course record. Participate in our event and be the one to beat it!
Don't forget that „Kaunas marathon“ gathers not only full and half marathon runners. We offer 10 K and 5 K distances and short but fun, 1,5 K distance - Family run. All smaller distances participants run through the brick paved, vivid Kaunas old town streets and Confluence Park, where two biggest Lithuania rivers – Nemunas and Neris confluence.
„Kaunas marathon“ offers live music, dance shows and extreme sports enthusiasts performances, just to make it more enjoyable not only fort runners but also for fans. This event is not just about running, it’s a big feast for the whole city.
Come, participate and enjoy the entertaining, wide and flat „Kaunas Marathon“ course on June 9th 2019.