About Vilnius Marathon

The Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon is an annual city marathon, held in Vilnius, Lithuania. First introduced in 2001 as 10k race it evolved to a classic marathon in 2004. The half marathon was introduced in 2006.

The Danske Bank Vilnius Marathon is AIMS certified since 2007. It’s one of the fastest growing marathons in the Baltics and the biggest running festival in Lithuania. It doubled the number of participants in 2012 and 2013 from over 5000 runners to 10 000 runners. In 2019 the marathon counted over 11 000 participants.

Vilnius city itself is a center of attraction for the runners from all over the world – the old-town of the city is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city preserved an impressive complex of Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque and classical buildings as well as its medieval layout and natural setting.

The course will start and finish at the Cathedral Square in the very heart of Vilnius. While running, the participants will admire the famous old town as well as green parks and the riverbank of Neris.

A bit of history

The very first Vilnius Marathon was launched in 1990. With a few pauses and difficulties, it reached  2001, when the Lithuanian Athletic Federation organised the first mass run Maxima Cup, which became the predecessor of the Vilnius Marathon.

In 2004 Vilnius Marathon debuted as a feast for runners and the people of Vilnius. The event was positively met by Vilnius City Municipality, which saw it as a way to foster a healthy lifestyle, add a new festival to the city’s calendar of events and put Vilnius on the global map of acknowledged marathon cities.

The distance of 42 km 195 metres was first conquered by runners in Vilnius on September 11, 2004. This day opened a new page in the history of Vilnius as a little over 200 professional and non-professional runners from 10 countries around the world joined the event.

In 2006 the Half Marathon distance was added to the programme.

Vilnius Marathon became a member of AIMS in 2007.

In 2019 new running course was created to include the most beautiful and distinctive places in Vilnius: the marathon distance cover as many as 24.5 new kilometers through the most wonderful streets of Vilnius that were not included before.

Race Course Record

The Vilnius marathon course record of 2:19:49 was set by Dmitrijs Serjogins from Latvia in 2020. The woman’s record of 2:43:13 was set by Vaida Žūsinaitė of Lithuania during the 2014 Vilnius marathon.

WINNERS OF “DANSKE BANK VILNIUS MARATHON”

Year Race course Place
1st Time 2nd Time 3rd Time
2020 Marathon (Men) Dmitrijs Serjogins 2:19:49 Andrius Jakševičius 2:26:00 Jonas Vytautas Gvildys 2:27:07
Marathon (Women) Diana Lobačevskė 2:39:40 Lina Kiriliuk 2:51:25 Gitana Akmanavičiūtė 2:58:00
Half Marathon (Men) Remigijus Kančys 1:05:47 Ignas Brasevičius 1:05:55 Lukas Tarasevičius 1:11:19
Half Marathon (Women) Vaida Žūsinaitė-Nekrošienė 1:15:58 Loreta Kančytė 1:16:16 Viktorija Varnagirytė 1:18:26
2019 Marathon (Men) Bogdan Semenovych 2:22:02 Andrius Jakševičius 2:26:36 Aurimas Rimkus 2:30:17
Marathon (Women) Nataliia Semenovych 2:49:50 Alena Shumik 3:01:22 Yuliya Skiruk 3:05:56
Half Marathon (Men) Dmitrijs Serjogins 1:05:13 Remigijus Kančys 1:05:27 Ignas Brasevičius 1:05:58
Half Marathon (Women) Loreta Kančytė 1:15:31 Diana Lobačevskė 1:16:01 Monika Bytautienė 1:16:34
2018 Marathon (Men) Bogdan Semenovych 2:24:23 Taras Salo 2:25:14 Dzmitry Hryhoryeu 2:25:30
Marathon (Women) Nataliia Semenovych 2:47:56 Lina Kiriliuk 2:50:28 Alena Shumik 2:59:15
Half Marathon (Men) Vaidas Dopolskas 1:07:32 Dmitrijs Serjogins 1:08:30 Lukas Tarasevičius 1:12:12
Half Marathon (Women) Oksana Raita 1:17:22 Loreta Kančytė 1:18:08 Remalda Kergytė-Dauskudienė 1:21:13
2017 Marathon (Men) Dzmitry Hryhoryeu 2:26:58 Vasily Leminskiy 2:28:55 Andrius Jaksevičius 2:35:21
Marathon (Women) Mariia Hudak 2:48:58 Elizaveta Pogudo 2:52:26 Alena Shumik 3:02:42
Half Marathon (Men) Remigijus Kančys 1:08:10 Ignas Brasevičius 1:10:51 Yury Vinogradov 1:11:59
Half Marathon (Women) Oksana Raita 1:18:59 Loreta Kančytė 1:20:36 Vaida Žūsinaitė 1:23:07
2016 Marathon (Men) Christopher Zablocki 2:25:55 Dzmitry Hryhoryeu 2:26:09 Vilius Aleliūnas 2:33:09
Marathon (Women) Loreta Petkevičienė 3:02:31 Alionka Kornijenko 3:08:20 Alena Shumik 3:10:38
Half Marathon (Men) Valdas Dopolskas 1:07:40 Artūras Meška 1:14:29 Jonas Vytautas Gvildys 1:14:54
Half Marathon (Women) Diana Lobačevskė 1:14:57 Milda Vilčinskaitė 1:17:08 Lina Batulevičiūtė 1:26:01
2015 Marathon (Men) Teklu Getu Metaferia 2:26:40 Andrej Jegorov 2:31:20 Ruslanas Seitkalijevas 2:35:56
Marathon (Women) Loreta Bliujienė 3:06:08 Alionka Kornijenko 3:12:15 Jolita Kurtinaitienė 3:13:15
Half Marathon (Men) Valdas Dopolskas 1:07:29 Ignas Brasevičius 1:07:57 Dzmitry Hryhoryeu 1:09:04
Half Marathon (Women) Milda Vilčinskaitė 1:16:44 Neringa Aidietytė 1:18:16 Monika Vilčinskaitė 1:19:23
2014 Marathon (Men) Remigijus Kančys 2:23:41 Artur Kern 2:25:46 Ignas Brasevičius 2:30:51
Marathon (Women) Vaida Žūsinaitė 2:43:13 Nataliya Hryhoryeva 2:59:33 Austėja Miežytė 3:07:41
Half Marathon (Men) Darius Sadeckas 1:09:13 Vilius Aleliūnas 1:12:14 Serhii Popov 1:12:45
Half Marathon (Women) Rasa Drazdauskaitė 1:17:29 Milda Vilčinskaitė 1:20:57 Monika Gotcaitytė 1:31:20
2013 Marathon (Men) Tomas Venckūnas 2:27:01 Aurimas Skinulis 2:29:17  Lukasz Panfil 2:33:38
Marathon (Women) Margrethe Løgavlen 2:55:45 Anastasia Bulavintceva 3:10:26 Renata Siliuk 3:11:05
Half Marathon (Men) Wachira Ibrahim Mukunga 1:05:50 Marius Diliūnas 1:08:21 Nerijus Markauskas 1:13:52
Half Marathon (Women) Diana Lobačevskė 1:13:59 Vaida Žūsinaitė 1:15:51 Monika Vilčinskaitė 1:20:45
2012 Marathon (Men) Tomas Venckūnas 2:26:55 Krzysztof Bartkiewicz 2:31:22 Dzmitry Hryhoryeu 2:33:49
Marathon (Women) Anastasia Bulavintceva 3:06:06 Modesta Kaminskienė 3:15:53 Renata Siliuk 3:16:37
Half Marathon (Men) Remigijus Kančys 1:10:02 Massimiliano Brigo 1:10:31 Vaidas Žlabys 1:15:41
Half Marathon (Women) Diana Lobačevskė 1:15:23 Milda Vilčinskaitė 1:22:53 Diana Golek 1:30:38
2011 Marathon (Men)  Dzmitry Hryhoryeu 34:40.8  Saulius Valaitis 35:09.0  Tomas Venckūnas 37:34.3
Marathon (Women)  Modesta Kaminskienė 07:29.0  Sada Bukšnienė 18:12.0  Renata Siliuk 20:51.2
Half Marathon (Men)  Darius Sadeckas 09:34.9  Aurimas Skinulis 09:49.7  Jonas Vytaustas Gvildys 11:20.3
Half Marathon (Women)  Gailutė Keliuotienė 31:25.6  Olga Ziuganova 34:06.2  Giedrė Kazlauskaitė 34:45.5
2010 Marathon (Men)  Tomas Venckūnas 37:27.1  Antanas Žukauskas 39:21.0  Tadas Kavaliauskas 41:24.8
Marathon (Women)  Modesta Kaminskienė 14:36.0  Sada Bukšnienė 30:32.9  Ausrine Ward 40:48.6
Half Marathon (Men)  Aurimas Skinulis 08:28.5  Darius Sadeckas 13:20.7  Konstantinas Tichonovas 14:55.0
Half Marathon (Women)  Diana Lobačevskė 14:09.2  Monika Vilčinskaitė 32:09.6  Renata Siliuk 36:04.0
2009 Marathon (Men)  Darius Škarnulis 2:33:16  Tomas Venckūnas 2:36:05  Ivar Valtass 2:41:54
Marathon (Women)  Vilija Damašickienė 3:13:53  Anna Beattie 3:30:45  Karina Onufrijeva 3:31:30
Half Marathon (Men)  Stsiapan Rahautsou 1:06:11  Tomas Matijošius 1:08:49  Aurimas Skinulis 1:09:57
Half Marathon (Women)  Diana Lobačevskė 1:17:01  Nicole Böhm 1:26:25  Olga Ziuganova 1:32:47
2008 Marathon (Men)  Kęstutis Jankūnas 2:28:42  Marek Dzilgielewski 2:35:28  Darius Škarnulis 2:37:22
Marathon (Women)  Diana Lobačevskė 2:45:31  Justina Jasutytė 2:46:45  Kaja Vals 3:17:00
Half Marathon (Men)  Mindaugas Viršilas 1:11:26  Andrius Ramonas 1:11:41  Petras Pranckūnas 1:13:16
Half Marathon (Women)  Živilė Balčiūnaitė 1:14:53  Regina Čistiakova 1:29:08  Renata Siliuk 1:31:39
2007 Marathon (Men)  Richard Rotich 2:21:15  Reuben Kwambai 2:21:27  Pavel Mashei 2:26:25
Marathon (Women)  Natalija Chatkina 2:51:19  Volha Yudzinkova 2:51:29  Modesta Kaminskienė 3:06:52
Half Marathon (Men)  Nerijus Markauskas 1:10:59  Mindaugas Viršilas 1:11:49  Kęstutis Jankūnas 1:12:15
Half Marathon (Women)  Remalda Kergytė 1:19:13  Gailutė Keliuotienė 1:27:15  Regina Čistiakova 1:30:26
2006 Marathon (Men)  Aleksandr Labuchenko 2:25:17  Dainius Šaučikovas 2:28:43  Tomas Venckūnas 2:32:29
Marathon (Women)  Modesta Drungilienė 2:55:16  Ala Zadorozhnaja 2:58:32  Sonata Milušauskaitė 3:02:30
Half Marathon (Men)  Justinas Križinauskas 1:13:07  Mareks Floroseks 1:14:05  Kaspars Briška 1:14:37
Half Marathon (Women)  Rasa Drazdauskaitė 1:21:23  Remalda Kergytė 1:24:23  Gailutė Keliuotienė 1:29:00
2005 Marathon (Men)  Aleksandr Labuchenko 2:28:46  Tomas Venckūnas 2:30:47  Dainius Šaučikovas 2:31:43
Marathon (Women)  Alena Vinitskaja 2:46:59  Modesta Drungilienė 3:02:57  Ylia Bubenko 3:07:43
2004 Marathon (Men)  Dmitrijs Slesarenoks 2:23:35  Aleksandr Labuchenko 2:24:02  Česlovas Kundrotas 2:34:20
Marathon (Women)  Kristina Saltanovič 2:59:10  Giedrė Voverienė 3:08:06  Julia Bubenko 3:08:38