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5 August 2017, Biržai, Lithuania

 

Running event “BIRŽAI KILOMETERS”

“BIRŽAI KM” – ALREADY A TRADITION!

Since 2014, the first Saturday of August has become the friendliest day for Biržai! It is the day, when all residents and guests of Biržai are out on the streets, which are redolent of bread, when the city festival does not keep anyone at home, when the sounds of trombones and greeting smiles invite all to “Biržai km” starting line to feel the rhythm of Northern Lithuania running event.

In 2014, over 400 participants stood at “Biržai kilometers” starting line.

In 2015, close to 700 participants stood at “Biržai kilometers” starting line.

In 2016, over 600 participants stood at “Biržai kilometers” starting line.

56 participants have already registered for “Biržai kilometers” running event 2017.

21,0975 km

A new special number in our running event! Run, if sneakers are your most loyal friends and you don’t even get warm after 10 km. Everyone above 16 years of age meets at the starting line.

10,5 km

Run, if the secret of your good mood is running workouts every second day and you finish 10.5 km distance in 90 minutes. Everyone above 12 years of age is welcome at the starting line.

3,5 km

Run, if you have icing sugar crystals on your nose and you like sweet pleasure more than long distances. If you are a sweet tooth, you are welcome at the starting line!

Kids race

Encourage your 2-7 year old little ones to finish 500 m distance. The most fun is to run with the whole family!

On your mark Get set Go!

Don’t hesitate, register already today, and stand at “Biržai km” starting line together with your friends. With every mile you run get to know the most beautiful locations of Biržai and deservedly hang a medal around your neck! You are welcome to take part in “Biržai km” running event on 6 August at 10:30 A.M.!

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Register already today and don’t miss your chance to make your first August weekend unforgettable!

 

Endurance for your legs and smile for cheerful faces!

Register now!

Entry fee for all distances:

  • Before 16 July – 5 eur
  • Before 23 July – 10 eur
  • Before 5 August – 15 eur
  • On the running day, 5 August, the registration will be closed.

For the ones, who have registered before 23 July – original “Biržai km” medals are guaranteed.

For the ones, who have registered after 23 July – original biscuit medals are guaranteed.

All Kids race participants will get original biscuit medals.

21,0975 km

A new special number in our running event! Run, if sneakers are your most loyal friends and you don’t even get warm after 10 km. Everyone above 16 years of age meets at the starting line.

5 €

10,5 km

Run, if the secret of your good mood is running workouts every second day and you finish 10.5 km distance in 90 minutes. Everyone above 12 years of age is welcome at the starting line.

5 €

3,5 km

Run, if you have icing sugar crystals on your nose and you like sweet pleasure more than long distances. If you are a sweet tooth, you are welcome at the starting line!

5 €

Kids race 500 m

Encourage your 2-7 year old little ones to finish 500 m distance. The most fun is to run with the whole family!

Registration is necessary and free!

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Race route

With every mile you run you will get to know the most beautiful locations of Biržai: nature’s miracles, culture’s pearls, cozy streets, and soft pathways.

“Biržai km” race route extends from the starting line on Vytauto Street, then turning to Kęstučio Street, continuing along Širvėna Lake coast, running into Bielinio Street, and finishing on Vytauto Street, where you will be anticipated by a bunch of friends.

21.0975 km distance runners will have to finish 6 circles

10.5 km distance runners will have to finish 3 circles

3.5 km distance runners will have to finish 1 circle

Kids race will be run on a straight section.

All runners are guaranteed great support, music stops, water point, and refreshing shower.

For recovery – carbohydrate feast!

HOW TO START RUNNING AND DISCOVER MEDITATION?

Interview with Andrius Kurganovas, a marathoner, initiator of “Biržai kilometers”, and sales manager at Biržų duona.

Running workouts, marathons. What’s this all about?

– For me running is a certain form of meditation. To ease the tension and relax the brain after a hard working day. Also useful exercise for the body. Participation in competitions and marathons is a challenge, goal seeking, and personal motivation. Such things, as euphoria, when you reach the finish line, and competitive atmosphere itself, are hard to express in words.

When did you start running?

– I started more seriously in 2008. I was caught by reading one article about the limits of human performance. It said that anyone car run a marathon. This is how I got an inspiration.

Has 42.1 km marathon distance already been finished or is it still a vision?

– Marathon has already been finished. And more than one. I did participate not only in Vilnius marathon, which is the biggest marathon in Lithuania, but also in the running event, which took place in Stockholm. It is quite impressive to see 14 thousand runners gathering at the starting line. These are the lifetime memories.

How did you come up with an idea to organize such running event in Biržai?

– I have been obsessed with this idea for quite some time now – from the very moment I started participating in marathon events. I would keep on asking myself: can’t we have such a running event in our town? I took the initiative, which was welcomed by the leadership of the district. The running event was included in the city festival program. I believe that it will be a magnificent event for the residents and guests of the town.

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Results

Results

Biržų kilometers“ program

8.30

PICK UP YOUR BIB NUMBER AT “BIRŽAI KM” REGISTRATION TENT. WE KINDLY ASK YOU TO NOT LEAVE IT FOR THE LAST MINUTE. PICK UP YOUR BIB NUMBER AT THE CENTRAL TOWN SQUARE ON VYTAUTO STREET 7.

8.30 - 10.15

8.30

CHANGE AT BIRŽAI SPORTS SCHOOL ON ROTUŠĖS STREET 2.

8.30 - 10.00

8.30

LEAVE YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS AT THE STORAGE TENT. YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS SHOULD BE PUT IN A CLOSED BAG OR BACKPACK. YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS WILL BE KEPT UNTIL 3:00 P.M.

8.30 - 15.00

10.20

STAND AT “BIRŽAI KILOMETERS” STARTING LINE.

10.20

10.30

START OF ALL “BIRŽAI KILOMETERS” DISTANCES

10.30

13.30

“BIRŽAI KILOMETERS” FESTIVE KIDS RACE

13.30

14.00

“BIRŽAI KILOMETERS” AWARDS

14.00

8.30

Information will be soon.

8.30 - 10.15

RUNNERS ABOUT “BIRŽAI KM” RUNNING EVENT

Antanas Steponavičius, Biržų km 2015

Hi! Thank you for this wonderful special event! One small observation, by no means criticism, just a suggestion about a water point. Now it was arranged just round the corner, where the participants run at full speed towards the finish line without stopping to quench their thirst. And the ones, who have stopped, would only disturb. Therefore, for future events I would suggest making it at some other spot; in 50-100 m after the starting line would be the best.

See you next year!

Marius Garipovas, Biržų km 2015

Super! I didn’t expect it to be so great.

Giedrius Viederis, Biržų km 2015

We loved it and we are going to participate in the future events!

Inga Krisiukėnaitė, Biržų km 2015

Thank you for an eloquent announcer of the event, picturesque route, refreshing rain at the fire-engine, motivating music on the beach and at the crossing of Vytauto-Kęstučio Streets, magnificent commemorative medals, and tasty treats after the race! This race is the most fun part of the entire Biržai festival; therefore, I hope that it will become a long-lived tradition. One more water point (e.g. at the crossing of Maironio-Vytauto Streets) and a tent for changing and keeping personal belongings of participants were missing for the event to reach perfection J We are looking forward to the moments grasped by the photographers of the event and see you next year!

Eglė Pociūtė, Biržų km 2015

Thank you for a perfectly organized event, which, I think, was appreciated by both the residents and guests of Biržai ????

Dainius Glemža, Biržų km 2014

I would like to thank the organizers, volunteers, fans, and sponsors for this brilliant event! The race route was fun and scenic, water and appetizers were enough for all, and weather was simply ideal! I hope this running event will become a tradition. Once again thank you and see you next year!

P.S. Thank you, firemen, for the shower on the race route ????

YOUR #BIRZUKM MOMENTS

Show how you prepare for “Biržai km” event, upload photos with #birzukm to Instagram, and win Biržų duona prizes every week.

Winners will be announced at “Biržai km” FB event.

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Biržai kilometers” running race

5 August 2017, 10:30 A.M.

If you have any questions, feel free to send an email to: birzukm@birzuduona.lt
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