17 July 2021

White Nights Marathon

42.2 km
10 km
The largest marathon in the center of St. Petersburg. Run along Nevsky prospekt, stunning embankments and famous bridges. Enjoy the views of the main symbols of the city on the run.

The White Nights Marathon will be held at night again! 

This year the legendary race will be relaunched on a grand scale. New format, new date, new logo, new route. The renewed White Nights Marathon will take place on July 17, 2021.

The concept of a night marathon was conceived back in 1990. Now participants will be able to show high results and enjoy the beauty of the white nights, which gave the name to the race.

The symbols of St. Petersburg are reflected in the new logo and appearance of the event. The main symbols are mythical creatures of city, which participants will meet on the streets.

The route of the marathon was updated, but kept its original design and the main attractions. The start and finish, as before, will be at the Palace Square.

Do not miss the unique opportunity to enjoy the beauty of St. Petersburg at night on the run!

For Participants

General Information

Route

The route of a marathon and a 10 km race runs in one circle along the historical center of St. Petersburg. Participants will enjoy views of the Kazan Cathedral, Peter and Paul Fortress, Rostral Columns, Admiralty and St. Isaac's Cathedral. The start and finish will take place on the Palace Square.

Schedule

    Thursday, 15 July
15:00–21:00
  Participant packet pick up.
     
    Friday, 16 July
11:00–21:00
  Participant packet pick up.
     
    Saturday, 17 July
10:00–15:30   Participant packet pick up.
17:00   Start area opening.
19:00   Start of 10 km run.
20:00   Start of marathon.
02:30   Finish line closes.

 

COVID-19 Safety Measures

To make the preparation of participant packages safe, we will take the following safety actions:

  • We will measure the body temperature of the personnel before the shift starts.
  • People with temperature above 37 degrees or signs of respiratory infections will not be allowed to work.
  • We will brief all personnel on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
  • We will require personnel to wear masks and gloves while working.
  • We will ensure that personal protective equipment is replaced every 3 hours.
  • We will provide a 1.5 m distance between workplaces and place antiseptics on them.
  • We will ventilate the facility and disinfect surfaces every 2 hours.

To make the distribution of participant packages safe, we will take the following safety actions:

  • We will measure the body temperature of the personnel before the shift starts. People with temperature above 37 degrees or signs of respiratory infections will not be allowed to work.
  • We will brief all personnel on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
  • We will place hand sanitizers within the event area.
  • We will require staff and volunteers involved in the issue of start numbers to wear masks, gloves and face screens. We will ensure that personal protective equipment is changed every 3 hours.
  • We will require contractor and partner personnel to wear masks and gloves.
  • We'll build open, ventilated tents.
  • We will disinfect the surfaces every 2 hours.
  • We will measure the body temperature of all visitors to the pavilion of distribution of participant packages. We will not allow people with temperature above 37 degrees or signs of respiratory infections to enter the pavilion.
  • We will require all visitors to wear a mask and gloves while visiting the pavilion of distribution of participant packages. We will include a face mask in the participant package.

To make the race day safe, we will take the following safety actions:

  • We will measure the body temperature of the personnel before the shift starts. People with temperature above 37 degrees or signs of respiratory infections will not be allowed to work.
  • We will measure the body temperature of all visitors to the start area. We will not allow people with temperature above 37 degrees or signs of respiratory infections to enter the start area.
  • We will brief all personnel on measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus infection.
  • We will require staff and volunteers to wear masks, gloves and face screens.
  • We will ensure that personal protective equipment is changed every 3 hours.
  • We will require all participants and spectators to wear face masks and gloves at the entrance to the start area.
  • We will place hand sanitizers within the start area.
  • We'll build open, ventilated changing tents.
  • We will disinfect surfaces every 2 hours.
  • We will organize a staged filling of start corrals with control of number of people and density.
  • At the drinks and food stations, water in cups will be replaced by bottles (500 ml), and fruits will be replaced by SiS gels.
  • At the finish line we will distribute bottled water, fruits in a bag and a medal in your hands. We will recommend that spectators refrain from visiting the start area.

All participants must follow safety procedures:

  • Participants must pass a body temperature measurement at the entrance to the race number distribution pavilion on Friday or Saturday and at the entrance to the start area on the race day.
  • Participants must wear face masks and gloves when visiting the race number distribution pavilion and when entering the start area on the race day.
  • Participants are advised to keep a distance of 1.5 m with other people, wear masks before the start and after the finish, disinfect their hands.
  • According to the measures provided by Rospotrebnadzor, participants are recommended to pass an COVID-19 polymerase chain reaction test (PCR) with the results obtained not earlier than two days before the race.

Registration

  • 42.2 km
  • 10 km

How to register for 42.2 km

Online registration will close 1 July 23:59. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

To register for White Nights Marathon, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee on Running Community website. During registration enter your personal data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up your participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Additional registration will be open on 14-16 July, if there are available entries.

Registration requirements

• Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.
• All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 15-17 July.
• All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID and original medical certificate stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet.
• Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

For Russian citizens
• if registered until 14 April — 2000 rubles.
• if registered from 15 April until 1 July — 2500 rubles.
• if registered 14–16 July — 3500 rubles.

For juniors under 21, men from 60 years of age and women from 55 years of age, there are discounts (Russian citizens only) 
• if registered until 14 April — 1000 rubles.
• if registered from 15 April until 1 July — 1250 rubles.
• if registered 14–16 July — 1750 rubles.

For foreign citizens
• if registered until 14 April — 3000 rubles.
• if registered from 15 April until 1 July — 3500 rubles.
• if registered 14–16 July — 4500 rubles.

 

  If you pay with your "Mir" card, you get a 10% discount on the registration fee. Rules of the promotion.

 

How to register for 10 km

Online registration will close 1 July 23:59. Online registration may be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.

To register for White Nights Marathon, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee on Running Community website. During registration enter your personal data according to ID card. Otherwise you will not be able to pick-up your participant packet and bib number. After you have registered, you will receive a confirmation email.

Additional registration will be open on 14-16 July, if there are available entries.

Registration requirements

• Participants must be 16 years or older on race day.
• All participants are required to pick up their own participant packet (bib number) on 15-17 July.
• All participants are required to show a government-issued photo ID and original medical certificate stating the participant has no contraindication to running in competition upon picking up their own participant packet.
• Participants 16-17 years of age are required to show permission from a parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race while picking up their own participant packets.
• Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

For Russian citizens
• if registered until 14 April — 1200 rubles.
• if registered from 15 April until 1 July — 1700 rubles.
• if registered 14–16 July — 2500 rubles.

For juniors under 21, men from 60 years of age and women from 55 years of age, there are discounts (Russian citizens only) 
• if registered until 14 April — 600 rubles.
• if registered from 15 April until 1 July — 850 rubles.
• if registered 14–16 July — 1250 rubles.

For foreign citizens
• if registered until 14 April — 1700 rubles.
• if registered from 15 April until 1 July — 2300 rubles.
• if registered 14–16 July — 3000 rubles.

 

  If you pay with your "Mir" card, you get a 10% discount on the registration fee. Rules of the promotion.

 

Packet Pick Up

  • 42.2 km
  • 10 km

Location & hours

Yubileyny Sports Palace
St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Thursday, 15 July 
15:00 – 21:00

Friday, 16 July 
11:00 – 21:00

Saturday, 17 July
10:00 – 15:30

Participant packet

• Bib number with timing chip and safety pins.
• Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off.
• Finisher medal.

Optionally:
• Synthetic tshirt GRI with event design. Online price - 990 rub., offline price - 1200 rub.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

• Government-issued photo identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

If you can’t pick-up your participant packet on 14-17 July, a friend or family member may serve as your proxy and pick up your race materials for you. Proxy must bring the following documents for person he/she is representing:

• The original letter of attorney for a third party to collect participant’s packet.
• Government-issued photo identity document.
• A copy of the participant’s identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).

The power of attorney does not entitle the authorized person to participate in the race with your number. The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules of the competition. A participant with a another's number will be disqualified.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Medical Certificate Form

Getting there

Participant packets pick-up will take place in Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Please use metro station Sportivnaya.

Location & hours

Yubileyny Sports Palace
St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18

Thursday, 15 July 
15:00 – 21:00

Friday, 16 July 
11:00 – 21:00

Saturday, 17 July
10:00 – 15:30

Participant packet

• Bib number with timing chip and safety pins.
• Wristband and clothing bag for clothing drop off.
• Finisher medal.

Optionally:
• Synthetic tshirt GRI with event design. Online price - 990 rub., offline price - 1200 rub.

How to pick up participant packet

To pick-up participant packet you must present:

• Government-issued photo identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).
• Participants 16-17 years of age must present permission from their parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

If you can’t pick-up your participant packet on 15-17 July, a friend or family member may serve as your proxy and pick up your race materials for you. Proxy must bring the following documents for person he/she is representing:

• The original letter of attorney for a third party to collect participant’s packet.
• Government-issued photo identity document.
• A copy of the participant’s identity document.
• Medical certificate stating the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition (medical certificate will not be returned, a photocopy of certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original).
• For participants 16-17 years of age: permission from parent or legal guardian permitting them to participate in the race.

The power of attorney does not entitle the authorized person to participate in the race with your number. The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules of the competition. A participant with a another's number will be disqualified.

Medical certificate

Medical certificate must proof that the participant has no contra-indication to running in competition. Medical certificate must be valid in the athlete's country of residence, filled in, stamped and signed by a doctor, and comply with all the rules and regulations enforced in the athlete's country. The certificate must be issued less than 6 months prior to the race.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.

Medical Certificate Form

Getting there

Participant packets pick-up will take place in Yubileyny Sports Palace, St. Petersburg, pr. Dobrolyubova 18.

Please use metro station Sportivnaya.

Race Day

  • 42.2 km
  • 10 km

Getting there

Start area is located at the Palace square.

Please use metro. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to get to the start area. Arrive to Admiralteyskaya or Nevskiy prospekt metro stations.

Changing tents

For your convenience, male and female changing tents are available in the start area.

Please do not leave your items unattended.

Baggage storage

Baggage storage is located in the start area.

For bag drop-off please use wristband and sticker with number, which you received with your bib number. Put the sticker on the bag and tie a wristband with the same number around your wrist.

Do not put any valuable or fragile items in your bag. We recommend you to keep your valuables, such as hotel card, mobile phone with you or with friends or family. The organisers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Toilets

Please use the toilets beforehand. The biggest lines to toilets form at least 30 min before the start.

Toilets will be available at the end of each fluid/food station at 5.2 km, 9 km, 12.9 km, 16.1 km, 18.8 km, 22.8 km, 25.7 km, 28.1 km, 30.3 km, 32.4 km, 34.8 km, 37.2 km, 39.9 km.

Start

42.2 km race start at 20:00.

The start will be divided into blocks according to the submitted estimated personal times.

A letter of your start corral is indicated on race number. Look for the corresponding letter signs to get into your corral. Runners are allowed only with the race number. Runners who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may do so by going to the slower corral.

Race officials will make multilingual announcements when it’s time for runners to line up in the corrals. Please follow the instructions of the race officials.

The race will start in waves. Your net running time will start to be recorded when you cross the start line. Please follow directions from race officials and volunteers at all times for a safe and orderly start to the race.

Please mind your fellow runners when you change lanes, spit, or approach a refreshment stand. Please take care not to endanger others or yourself. In order to be able to hear your fellow runners of volunteers we ask you to run without music headphones. Doing so you also won’t miss any cheers from the spectators.

No animals or wheeled vehicles/devices of any kind are allowed on the course. No wheeled vehicles are allowed to accompany the runners along the course. Anyone who disregards this rule will be disqualifed and removed from the course.

Pacemakers

Pacemakers help others to achieve their performance goals. They will be carrying flags indicating the finish times they are pacing for and can also be identified by their t-shirts.

Pacemakers will pace groups of runners according to the following finish times:
2:49:00 (pace 4:00 min/km) - B
2:59:00 (pace 4:15 min/km) - B
3:14:00 (pace 4:36 min/km) - C
3:29:00 (pace 4:57 min/km) - D
3:44:00 (pace 5:19 min/km) - E
3:59:00 (pace 5:40 min/km) - G
4:14:00 (pace 6:01 min/km) - H
4:29:00 (pace 6:23 min/km) - I
4:44:00 (pace 6:44 min/km) - J
4:59:00 (pace 7:05 min/km) - J

Drinks and food stations

For the full marathon course, refreshment stations begin after 6 km. To be organized most efficiently, refreshment stations are set up along a straight stretch of road and not all stations are immediately adjacent to kilometer markers. Each station will be clearly marked.

Food stations
Food stations provide drinking water and sports drinks in cups, fruits and wet sponges. They are located approximately at 12.9 km, 16.1 km, 22.8 km, 28.1 km, 32.4 km, 39.9 km.

Drinks stations
Drinks stations provide drinking water in cups and wet sponges. They are located approximately at 5.2 km, 9.0 km, 18.8 km, 25.7 km, 30.3 km, 34.8 km, 37.2 km.

Please throw the empty cups to the bins provided or to the side of the road – do not drop them on the road in front of you where they can be hazardous to runners behind you.

Locations are subject to change.

Medical aid

Medical aid will be located at the start/finish area and along the course. Please do not hesitate to contact any medical personnel if you are having difficulties – we appreciate you doing so.

Finish

Your net time will be registered once your cross the finish line.

Please do not remain standing on the finish line, but continue walk slowly to the end of the finish area. After the finish you will recieve drinking water.

If you are feeling unwell, please ask for the medical aid straight away.

Results

Your result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Your net running time will be recorded when you cross the start and finish lines. The timing chip is on your race number. Please put your race number on the chest. Do not bend, crumple or fold it, do not keep the race number next to any magnets – it may damage the chip resulting in the loss of your personal result.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.

Awarding

Overall

Men and women who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th will receive awards.

Age-group awards

Participants of the full marathon will be grouped in the following male and female age groups: 18-19, 20-22, 23-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 and over. Men and women who place 1st, 2nd or 3rd within their age groups will receive awards. If you won in the age category, you will be contacted after October 3 to clarify the delivery address of the prize.

Getting there

Start area is located at the Palace square.

Please use metro. It’s the fastest and most convenient way to get to the start area. Arrive to Admiralteyskaya or Nevskiy prospekt metro stations.

Changing tents

For your convenience, male and female changing tents are available in the start area.

Please do not leave your items unattended.

Baggage storage

Baggage storage is located in the start area.

For bag drop-off please use wristband and sticker with number, which you received with your bib number. Put the sticker on the bag and tie a wristband with the same number around your wrist.

Do not put any valuable or fragile items in your bag. We recommend you to keep your valuables, such as hotel card, mobile phone with you or with friends or family. The organisers are not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.

Toilets

Toilets are located in the start area and at each refreshment station.

Start

10 km race start at 19:00.

The start will be divided into blocks according to the submitted estimated personal times.

A letter of your start corral is indicated on race number. Look for the corresponding letter signs to get into your corral. Runners are allowed only with the race number. Runners who are assigned to different corrals but wish to start together may do so by going to the slower corral.

Race officials will make multilingual announcements when it’s time for runners to line up in the corrals. Please follow the instructions of the race officials.

The race will start in waves. Your net running time will start to be recorded when you cross the start line. Please follow directions from race officials and volunteers at all times for a safe and orderly start to the race.

Please mind your fellow runners when you change lanes, spit, or approach a refreshment stand. Please take care not to endanger others or yourself. In order to be able to hear your fellow runners of volunteers we ask you to run without music headphones. Doing so you also won’t miss any cheers from the spectators.

No animals or wheeled vehicles/devices of any kind are allowed on the course. No wheeled vehicles are allowed to accompany the runners along the course. Anyone who disregards this rule will be disqualifed and removed from the course.

Drinks station

Drinks station is located approximately at 5 km.

Medical aid

Medical aid will be located at the start/finish area and along the course. Please do not hesitate to contact any medical personnel if you are having difficulties – we appreciate you doing so.

Finish

Your net time will be registered once your cross the finish line.

Please do not remain standing on the finish line, but continue walk slowly to the end of the finish area. After the finish you will recieve drinking water.

If you are feeling unwell, please ask for the medical aid straight away.

Results

Your result will be measured with Chronotrack timing system, judges at the finish and the video registration system.

Your net running time will be recorded when you cross the start and finish lines. The timing chip is on your race number. Please put your race number on the chest. Do not bend, crumple or fold it, do not keep the race number next to any magnets – it may damage the chip resulting in the loss of your personal result.

Within a few hours after the last runner finish you will receive a text message and email with your draft result. The results list will be available online at this website.

Awarding

Participants will compete in overall classification. Men and women who place 1st, 2nd, 3rd will receive awards. There are no awards in the age groups. All participants receive a medal at the finish.

For Spectators

Live Broadcast

Watch the live broadcast of the White Nights Marathon on July 17.

Where to Cheer

If you've ever run races, you know how crowd support can immensely boost runners’ spirits. Please don’t be shy to encourage passing runners even if you don’t know them.

Note: there are some extra security measures introduced for both runners and spectators. Personal belongings may be searched and some roads access may be restricted. Thanks for understanding.

At the White Nights Marathon spectators will have access to the race start and finish areas on race day. Spectators will be able to escort runners to the start waves and greet them near the finish line.

For Volunteers

Register to Volunteer

If you want to join our volunteer team, reach us by email volunteer@runc.run.

Charity

Life Line Charity Foundation

The Life Line Charity Foundation has become the charity partner of the Running Community. Now, when registering for our races you can make a donation for this foundation and help children.

The Life Line Charity Foundation provides support to ill children, who suffer from life threatening diseases. This charity funds medical equipment acquisition, high tech surgeries and medical research. Over the past 17 years the Foundation has provided targeted support to more than 11,600 children.

One of Life Line’s work directions is endoprosthesis in the treatment of sarcoma (bone tumors). For a long time it was considered that amputation is the only effective method of treatment of bone cancer. However, at the moment specialized treatment using insertion of high tech prosthesis allows children to keep their limbs and return to normal life. A single endoprosthesis costs Rub 2.5mln — an insurmountable sum of money for the majority of families in Russia. Together we can accumulate necessary funds to save children with bone tumors. Each donation is valuable!

Make a donation on the Life Line Charity Foundation website.

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