The third edition of Almaty Marathon, held on 20 April, exceeded all expectations and attracted about 10,000 people, making it the largest running event in Kazakhstan!
With one of the main goals to raise funds for charity, all proceeds raised by the marathon participants were sent to support charity projects. This year, runners raised money to help equip the Children’s Oncological Department of the Pediatrics and Children Surgery Research Center.
Running for a Good Cause!
In this way, besides its main mission to promote a healthy lifestyle and running, Almaty Marathon also performs one of the most important social functions, involving social responsibility to society and allowing people to contribute to a good cause.
From its humble beginnings in 2012 with 2,500 participants, the Almaty Marathon became a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) in 2013, and attracted over 10,000 people for the recent 2014 event.
Run a Marathon – 900 Metres above Sea Level!
The Almaty Marathon route is laid on the streets of Central Asia’s largest and most beautiful city, in Almaty, Kazakhstan. The city is located at the foot of the Zailiyskiy Alatau – the northern spurs of mountain range of Tian Shan, at 900 meters above sea level. The climate in Almaty is continental, with the average temperature ranging around 18 to 20 degrees Celsius in April.
Almaty Marathon is aiming for even bigger success with its 4th edition next year! Race organisers welcome international runners to join, and runners from USA, UK, Turkey, Latvia, Switzerland, Russia and South Korea have all made the great decision to take part in this exciting event.
There are various categories to choose from as well: the 3km, 10km, 21km, 42.195km or ekiden relay. Additionally, the Almaty marathon organizes free public training sessions every Saturday all year around for everyone.
The 4th Almaty Marathon will be held on 26 April 2015 in Almaty City, Kazakhstan. Registrations are now open.