Over the past 10 years, healthy lifestyle and health care are rapidly gaining popularity in the world. It is already a good tradition in many countries to hold charity marathons, which unite runners and athletes from different corners of the globe.
In Ukraine, the world tendencies are followed and actively supported. So on April 9, the large Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon 2017 was held in Kyiv on Podil. About 9000 people from 42 countries ran through the streets of the Ukrainian capital. Traditionally the route passed along the Dnieper line, and was started at Podil.
Children could also feel themselves as full participants and run a distance of 100 m.
Many of the participants became fundraisers of the "Fundraising Marathon" - a project that was organized with the support of the Ukrainian Charity Exchange.
The mass spectacle of the race attracts a lot of people and thus emphasizes the importance of sport in our life.
The most famous marathons in the world are the New York, London and Paris marathons. Registering for them is not so easy! Sometimes the only chance to run a marathon is to become part of a charity team that has a quota for participation. And to collect a certain amount of money.
Marathon in New York
The race corresponds to the city in which it is held. This is the most ambitious event.
The maximum number of participants is 50,403 (2014).
Held in November.
The cost of participation is 347 dollars.
Marathon in Chicago
It has been held annually since 1977. The second largest marathon in the world. According to the rules, applications are accepted from the age of 16.
The maximum number of participants is 40,801 (2014).
Held in October.
The cost of participation is $ 210.
Marathon in Paris
This marathon is the most loyal. Any person can register. It is important to register in advance. Closer to the event, vacancies are available only to charitable organizations, for which, according to tradition, applicants must collect donations.
The maximum number of participants is 40,173 (2015).
Held in April.
The cost of participation is 100-150 euros.
Marathon in London
One of the most attractive marathons. To take part, it is necessary either to pass the qualifying race, or to win the entrance, or to represent any charitable organization.
The maximum number of participants is 37,562 (2015).
Held in April.
The cost of participation is about 300 pounds.
Every year, tens of thousands of people cross hundreds of kilometers to join the mass movement, conquer the distance and help everyone who needs it! Do not stay away!