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2020.06.12 15:18

Vilnius opens new 100 km track for runners and hikers

LRT.lt2020.06.12 15:18

A new 100-kilometre Track Around Vilnius was presented by the city mayor Remigijus Šimašius on Thursday.

The marked route goes mainly through the woods surrounding the Lithuanian capital and can be used by both runners and strollers.

“Vilnius is a city of active people […],” Šimašius is quoted in a press release. “Running is an inseparable part of their lives. I’m happy that my promise to the residents of Vilnius to have a 100 km route has been fulfilled sooner than expected.”

According to the mayor, the route allows the residents of Vilnius to discover new green spaces in the city. It could also be used for organising ultramarathons, attracting runners from Lithuania and other countries.

The track was designed in cooperation with the Lithuanian orienteering federation and Vilnius city architects. They selected the optimal route, a continuous circle around the city. The preparation works started in February.

The map of the route and its shorter segments can be found here.