The Vilnius Christmas Run, which is being held for the 45th year in a row, will take place in the form of a virtual run for the first time this year. Participants will be able to run their distance in the location of their choice. Runners who choose to run the track in Vilnius as every year will have the opportunity to admire the famous Christmas tree of Vilnius.
The festive winter running tradition, which dates back to 1975, has been successfully continued by running enthusiasts to this day. Every year the running takes place in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, where runners are enjoying the festive decorations of the city and the Christmas mood.
Nevertheless, this year the extraordinary situation in the whole world, including Lithuania, has forced to change the format of traditional running. Vilnius Christmas Run 2020 will take place virtually this year.
Virtual run is a running event format in which participants run individually at a location of their choice and the running results (time and distance) are recorded with an app or smartwatch.
This year, participants will be able to create a Christmas mood throughout the country. And those who will traditionally run in Vilnius will admire the festive decorations of the Old Town, as well as the famous Vilnius Christmas tree, which has already received attention not only in Lithuania, but also abroad.
More about the event here.
You can see how this year’s Christmas tree was built here.
You can read more about it here.