Bishkek, Feb.13, 2018 / Kabar /. The VII International Marathon Run the Silk Road will take place in Issyk-Kul in memory of the bronze medalist of the Olympic Games in Moscow, Satimkul Djumanazarov, the press service of the Kyrgyz State Agency for Youth, Physical Culture and Sports reported.
Athletes, runners from Kyrgyzstan and foreign countries will participate in the marathon. It will kick off on May 12 at 09:00 a.m. at the racing track in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan.
The marathon program includes marathon (42 km 195 m), half marathon (21 km 97.5 m), 10 000 m and 3 000 m.
The objectives of the event are following:
to popularize healthy tourism and promote healthy lifestyle, involving population in regular physical education and sports.
to develop international friendly sports relations and tourism, as well as identify the strongest marathon runners in Kyrgyzstan.
to attract sportsmen and tourists from neighboring and far foreign countries.
a campaign of clean water and beauty of the Kyrgyz nature.