Kiev Running Festival April 2020

5th edition of GGxEuro


After a very successful trip to Sofia with 90 amazing GoodGymers painting Bulgaria red, we are off to Kiev!

We're off to the capital of Ukrainian next April, with the races taking place on Sunday 5th April. This will be the 5th year GGxEuro Trip - come make it awesome! We will be bringing you:

  • 4-5 day's in an Eastern-European City
  • With various race distances - 10km or Half Marathon (21km)
  • Good food, good drinks and GREAT company!
  • Sunday Group Dinner

Important Details:

Entries are now open:

Flights: The only direct flights I can currently find are from London. I'd recommend:

  • Ryanair out (Friday 3rd April) from Stansted
  • Ukraine International back (Tuesday 7th April)

They are a bit more expensive than I'd like. But this will even out with the cheap accommodation, reasonable race cost and cheap food/drink.

Spreadsheet: It helps for us to know who is coming and what you are all doing. Therefore please fill in this spreadsheet here.

Here is the 2019 race website (hopefully updated soon) and their facebook page if you'd like to look at either.

To inspire you to sign up for the trip of a lifetime we'll leave you with these quotes about Sofia 2019:

Dharmesh: "I mostly just drank rakia and had fun with Rob Riley, it was the best!"

Helena & Ed: "We've basically been every year to the GGxEuro trip and it's the foundation of our relationship!"

Ben Annear: "It's not Wales but it'll do!"

Please note these words may not have actually ever been said..

Also please note that this event/race is not organised by the GoodGym Race Team and its not part of the big six races for 2020. This event is organised by Paul Bown (

Looking forward to it!


Date and time

09:00 - 10:30 Saturday, 4th of April 2020


Pechersk Lavra
CHM4+VW Kyiv,
Ukraine View Map

What to look out for

Age Restriction

GoodGym welcomes anyone aged 18 or over. If you are under 18 then you will be unable to participate in any GoodGym activity

Make sure you've read our general guidelines for safety when running and at a task.

This event is not organised by GoodGym and GoodGym takes no responsibility for your participation in the event.


Tuesday September 10th, 2019 09:04


Pritesh Mistry
Pritesh Mistry
Tuesday September 10th, 2019 12:24

What? Is it not Paul Brown? Who are you then?

Caroline Thomas
Caroline Thomas
Wednesday October 30th, 2019 12:33

Please can a column on the spreadsheet for a Chernobyl trip? Someone on the unofficial unofficial GoodGym Facebook group was looking at organising a crew so we get a group discount.

Paul Bown
Paul Bown
Thursday October 31st, 2019 17:45

Yes of course - I've updated that now!

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Led by

Paul Bown

Paul Bown
Previous Trainer for Camden and Islington, England Athletics Qualified Endurance Coach, 2h51 marathoner, & big sweet potato advocate

Who's going

  • George
  • Jonathan
  • Ernestas Jegorovas
  • Leanne
  • Caz Steer
  • Emma Hughes-McEwan
  • Clair Sim
  • Laurel Dougall
  • Paulin Shek
  • Lucy Victor
  • Nate Gibson
  • Kate Gowing
  • Hackney runner
  • Tatty Pettigrew
  • Ben
  • Sandy Dhaliwal
  • Paul Redmond
  • Zanoubia Alamir Salim
  • Cardiff runner
  • Charlene
  • Liam Scott
  • Victoria Louise
  • Rebecca Loades
  • Hammersmith and Fulham runner
  • Mary Caudle
  • Aimee Giles
  • Lucy Hill
  • Samantha
  • Bristol runner
  • Alice Pickles
  • Emily Cotterill
  • Darren Raz-Nick
  • Lucy Ranson
  • Amy Crawford
  • Leticia Bessel
  • anne malcolm
  • Adam Stephens
  • Richmond runner
  • Laura Hall
  • Jane Chynoweth
  • Jack Concanon
  • Sara Brimble
  • Su Fernandez
  • Vicki Bakhshi
  • Salwa Wardeh
  • JP
  • Eleanor Wallace
  • Russ Cahill
  • Trev
  • Croydon runner
  • Tom Clough
  • Charlotte Prinsley
  • Julia
  • Sophie Hedges
  • Lavinia Walsh
  • Rosie Ashworth
  • Kate Mclaughlin
  • Katie Allan
  • Emma Wilkins
  • Martin Graff
  • Hannah Cox
  • Adam
  • Lucy
  • Peter Gillibrand
  • Aidan Padfield
  • Abigail White
  • Frances Powrie
  • Nicky Woodall
  • Lucy J
  • Andrew Swanton
  • Jonny Knight
  • Fay McKnight
  • Dave Gilbert
  • Emily McGovern
  • Lenka Leva
  • Graham Atkins
  • Charlotte
  • Philip Woodall
  • Steve Jenkins
  • Nykolette
  • Helena Waters
  • Steve Coman
  • Ellen
  • Kim Parker
  • Jackie Mitchell
  • Damian
  • Caroline Thomas
  • Sally
  • James Gilbert
  • David Ewens
  • Elizabeth Pang
  • Redbridge runner
  • Lambeth runner
  • Steve Lee
  • Alex
  • Mark Gilyead
  • Luis
  • Frances Collier-Wright
  • Andy
  • Alex Brown
  • Catriona Sibert
  • Barnet runner
  • Hounslow runner
  • Bristol runner
  • Jennifer
  • Remy Maisel
  • Michelle
  • Danica Priest
  • Pritesh Mistry
  • Paul Bown

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