All the lovers & enthusiasts of running can’t wait for June 9 when the “Citadele Kaunas marathon” will come back to the streets of Kaunas. We know for sure it’ll be the first visit to Kaunas for numerous runners and their supporters, so we’ve teamed up with the organizers to make sure everyone has the chance to know our lovely city a bit better during their stay.
On Saturday, June 8, you’re welcome to join a free walking tour hosted by Kaunas In. The English-language tour will take 1 hour. Please register here in advance!
Our team at the Kaunas IN tourism information centre located at the Town Hall (yes, it’s the same square where the marathon will start and finish!) will be happy to help you find the best places in town to take a walk, get a cup of coffee, try some fantastic brunch or dinner, explore the street art of Kaunas, to discover local museums and architecture, galleries and boutiques, and much more. All the information and personal recommendations you may need, maps of Kaunas and, of course, kaunastic souvenirs for your family and friends will be waiting for you all weekend long.
You’re also welcome to explore the history and culture of Kaunas by visiting some of our numerous museums that have also agreed to join the marathon weekend programme. On 7-9 June, Kaunas city museum (also located at the Town Hall!) offers a 50% discount for a ticket for all the participants of “Citadele Kaunas marathon” at most of its branches. To get this discount, you will have to show your participant number or confirmation email at the cash desk.
Both located a stone’s throw from the town hall, the Maironis Lithuanian Literature Museum and its department Juozas Tumas-Vaižgantas Memorial Flat-Museum invite the marathon participants and their supporters for a free visit on June 7 and 8. Also in the same neighbourhood, the Lithuanian Sports Museum offers to visit them with a 50% discount on June 8 and 9.
M.K. Čiurlionis National Museum of Art and its departments M. Žilinskas Art Gallery, Kaunas Picture Gallery and Historical Presidential Palace of the Republic of Lithuania will also offer 50% discount for a ticket for all the runners.
Vytautas the Great War Museum invites everyone to visit their special exhibition “Citius Altius Fortius” that’ll be held at the Town Hall Square. We are pretty sure it will be a great inspiration and motivation for your performance in the marathon run. Here you will find out some tips and tricks about physical preparation for soldiers.
To recover after your own personal best, we suggest you choose among the numerous cafes and restaurants that offer exclusive deals for the participants of “Citadele Kaunas Marathon” on June 8 and 9. You can find the full list in this link. To use the discounts, you’ll simply have to show your runner registration number or the confirmation email.
Have a great time in Kaunas, hope you will have a #kaunastic run!
Main picture by A. Aleksandravičius