Almaty Marathon starts online registration for 2016

11 августа 2015, 19:15
Photo courtesy of Almaty marathon
Photo courtesy of Almaty marathon

The Almaty Marathon, an annual charity event, invites healthy lifestyle lovers to take part in the anniversary run, Tengrinews reports.

The official website of the Almaty Marathon started online registration for the 2016 run - it is open from August 6, 2015 till April 17, 2016.

The first 100 people who register for the 42.195 km distance will receive personalized number plates.   

"In the past couple years the Almaty Marathon has become one of the highly anticipated sports events in the city. We expect over 20 thousand people to participate in our 5th Courage to Be First marathon. The distances available at the marathon are the same as before - 3, 10, 21 and 42,195 km. As always, we are offering relay marathon for corporate teams. Both local residents and city guests are welcome to celebrate the anniversary of the Almaty marathon by joining the race," Director of the organizing committee Saltanat Kazybayeva said.

During the first marathon in 2012, there were only 2500 participants, where as in 2015 the marathon gathered over 19 thousand people from 40 countries. 

The Almaty Marathon aims to continue working towards attaining the level of renowned marathons like those held in New York, Amsterdam and other cities.

In 2016, only registered participants will be admitted to the marathon, so if you want to join the run, please make sure that you get registered.   

All the funds raised in the course of the marathon will be donated to charity projects in Kazakhstan. In 2015, the marathon donated funds for construction of a sports complex a the Special School for Children with Speech Disorders #9.   

Writing by Gyuzel Kamalova, editing by Tatyana Kuzmina

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