The Most Expected Sports Events 2019 in Ukraine

Woman running a marathon

The famous annual marathons in big Ukrainian cities and the Carpathians already invite participants to register for 2019 events. Besides, Ukrainian Football Cup Final officials have already announced the date and place.

Hutsul Trail

Hutsul Trail will invite runners to the Vyzhnytsia village in Chernivtsi region to test themselves in a race in a natural surrounding. The routes will take place on explicit roads and paths and also will be marked, so participants shouldn't worry about getting lost.

In 2019, the marathon offers three routes: Sokolyne Oko (52.6 kilometers, 2910m altitude, 15 hours), Vyzhenka (23 kilometers, 1025 kilometers, 7 hours) and Hamovanka (up to 9.6 kilometers, 330m altitude, 2 hours). The details about the routes, maps and distance are available at

When: April 6-7
Where: Vyzhnytsia, Chernivtsi region
Admission: starting January 1 - UAH 750 for Sokolyne Oko, UAH 500 for Vyzhenka and UAH 200 for Hamovanka

Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon

Nova Poshta Half Marathon is an annual event that takes place in the capital and gathers individual participants as well as employees of local companies. It is the only race in Ukraine that boasts the IAAF Bronze Label status.

In 2019, participants will have to overcome 21.0975 kilometers in three hours. The race will start on Kontraktova Ploshcha and will go through Poshtova Ploshcha district as well as Trukhaniv Island. You can have a look at all details and register at

When: April 7
Where: Kyiv
Admission: UAH 870 (until February 17, the price goes up afterward)

Zhytlobud-1 Kharkiv International Marathon

International marathons aren't only popular in the capital. Kharkiv, for example, also organizes a city marathon - Zhytlobud-1. In 2018, the sports event gathered more than 10000 participants from 25 countries.

The participants are offered to choose a preferred distance - 4.2, 10, 42.195 kilometers or a 2х21.1 km relay race. The first two formats accept participants starting at 10 years old, a 42.195-kilometer race welcomes everyone from age 18 and above and a relay race accepts participants aged 14+. You can have a look at the route for each distance and register at

When: April 14
Where: Kharkiv
Admission: UAH 545 (10 km), UAH 595 (42.195 km), UAH 995 (2 x 21.1 km)

Kyiv Euro Marathon 2019

One more grand run that will take place in Kyiv in 2019 is Kyiv Euro Marathon. The event is supported by the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine.

Kyiv Euro Marathon will have various races for all levels: 42.195 km marathon for experienced runners, 21.1 km half-marathon, Euro 12K and Euro 6K. Moreover, the event will include races for school students and kids aged 4-7. The marathon will start at NSC Olympiiskyi and will go through Pechersk streets. All details are available at

When: May 12
Where: Kyiv
Admission: starting January 1 - UAH 600 for the marathon, half-marathon, 12K or 6K

2019 Ukrainian Football Cup Final

Stadium watches footballAs football is one of the most popular and respected sports in Ukraine, the final of the 2019 Football Cup surely gets on the top of the most expected sports events of the year. According to the message on the official website of Football Federation of Ukraine, the final match will take place at Slavutych-Arena stadium in Zaporizhia. The details are yet to be announced.

When: May 15
Where: Zaporizhia
Admission: TBA

The 27th Chestnut Run

Chestnut Run is the largest sport and charity event in Ukraine which has been held annually since 1993. For the past 18 years, the Chestnut Run participants helped children to overcome the congenital heart disease. All funds raised for the Run are used to purchase medical equipment for the Scientific and Practical Center of Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac of the Health Ministry of Ukraine.

In 2019, the 5-kilometer run will start on Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Further information and registration will be available at

When: May 26
Where: Kyiv
Admission: TBA

Kyiv City WizzAir Marathon

The most expected sports event in autumn 2019 is the annual WizzAir Marathon in Kyiv. The event gathers hundreds of participants from numerous countries every year to complete a 42.195 km distance.

In 2019 the marathon will go through streets in downtown Kyiv like Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kontraktova Ploshcha, Olimpiiska areas. You can register for the event at

When: October 6
Where: Kyiv
Admission: UAH 840

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