On September 8, Nur-Sultan hosted the Astana Annual Charity Marathon 2019. The marathon traditionally started from the territory of the EXPO Business Center. The grand-scale sports event brought together over 5,000 people from 38 cities of Kazakhstan and 27 countries of the world to compete at a distance of 42.2 km and 10 km. The oldest registered runner is 76 years old, the youngest one is 18 years old.
Employees of the National Company - Suleymenova Aina and Karashash Zhuldyz finished with excellent results together with other runners.
It stands to mention that most participants of the marathon are not professional runners and participated in the sports competition solely because of their commitment to the sports, a healthy lifestyle and charity events. There were no losers this day: everyone enjoyed energy boost.
AYALA Charity Foundation will spend the funds raised during the marathon on the Special Children - Special Attention Project aimed at providing correctional equipment to specialized boarding schools for children with visual, hearing and speech disorders.
Astana EXPO-2017 National Company expresses its great gratitude to the participants and fans for the opportunity to become part of such a grand-scale and significant event in our capital city and country, and congratulates everyone who run and participated in the marathon!