Sporting event takes place in the framework of the nationwide project Run.Of the Russian Federation.

First the participants were welcomed by the head of Department of sports of Moscow Alexey Kondarantseva. He noted that this year there have been few changes. In particular, the audience was asked to refrain from support at the start and finish in order to avoid large concentrations of people.

— the Moscow half marathon takes place for the seventh time, and we expect about 17,000 people — said Kondarantseva.

He also explained that in comparison with last year the number of people wishing to take part in Moscow half marathon grew up, and wished the participants, guests and organizers of the race, great results and good luck.

Runners available distance of five kilometres and 21,1 kilometres, as well as a corporate relay. The participants of the main race will run in a circle along the Central quays of the city. They overlook the building of the National control centre defense of the Russian Federation, the Crimean bridge, the skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Cathedral of Christ the Savior and the Kremlin.

Also for the winners of the Moscow half marathon provided a prize Fund of over one million rubles.

In connection with the conduct of the race in the capital blocked off traffic. In particular, until 13:00, the movement is closed from Luzhnetskaya embankment to the Luzhniki stadium. Also to 11:30 will not be available to travel on the street Khamovnichesky Shaft from house number 2 to Frunzenskaya embankment in the direction of the Komsomol prospectus. In addition, until 12:30 will be fully closed sections of the Kremlin, Tinkers, Prechistenskaya, Frunzenskaya embankments and Pottery, and to 10:35 blocked passage on the street Ostozhenka.