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Kazbegi Marathon, 2014

Kazbegi Marathon: Charity to Help Kids With Leukemia

This year, on September 5th, the tradition-turned “Kazbegi Adventure Marathon” will be held for the sixth time. The event will take place in small town Stepantsminda and the surrounding areas, with the beautiful Kazbegi Mountain in the backdrop.

The marathon is international and both Georgian and foreigner running enthusiasts participate in it. The participants and their fans have the opportunity to enjoy alpine fields, ancient tower ruins and beautiful churches. The eye-catching environment, clean air and enormous mountains will grant them unforgettable memories.

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The “Kazbegi Marathon” slogan is “Child Leukemia is Curable.” Each registered member automatically becomes a charity worker. Part of the fee paid during registration will go to benefit children sick with leukemia, which includes oncological and hematological patient coverage who’ve arrived from regions and are undergoing treatment in Tbilisi’s Parents’ House.

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The “Kazbegi Marathon” benefits healthy lifestyle implementation in Georgia and contributes in the betterment of Small town Stepantsminda’s residents’ economic state.

The marathon will be held on 4 distances:

  • Full marathon (42km)
  • Half-marathon (21km)
  • Fun Run (8km)
  • Relay Race (42km)

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The first three distances are individual, as for the Relay Race– which is taking place for the first time this year – it’s meant for groups and organizations. Companies operating in Georgia have a chance to create their own groups, participate in the relay marathon and win special prizes.

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On September 4th, the day before the marathon, the participants will be able to enjoy themselves at a traditional pasta party, sharing impressions and experiences with one another. After the marathon’s conclusion, each runner will be granted a sports’ massage.

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Every marathon participant who reaches the finish line will be rewarded with a medal and a certificate.

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Official website for the marathon: www.kazbegi-marathon.com

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