A 10K is approximately a trot from this building along the river to the Kyiv Founders Monument and back (3.7+3.7=7.4 miles). If you want to run it in under 44 minutes, your splits should look like this:
That’s roughly sub 7-minute mile pace, there and back, depending on small detours and what you have in your pockets.
I suggest descending to river level at the Pedestrian Bridge. That way you’ll have psychedelic murals to inspire you on the journey. But you will have to climb a flight stairs at Misto Bridge for the final haul.
Last year’s speed trials were more complicated1.