The first edition of the Almaty Charity Marathon was held in May 2012 with just 2500 participants. In 2013 over 6000 participants entered for this event. The third Marathon, which has already got the international status, will be held on April 20th, 2014. More than 10,000 people are expected to participate. It is the only international marathon in Central Asia in 2014 for the moment.
The Marathon is aimed at:
Promoting the healthy life-style and sports values among the Almaty citizens;
Supporting young and talented sportsmen who are the future of the Kazakh sports;
Popularizing social responsibility of people and large companies to their own city and its environment;
For this upcoming edition more than 10.000 participants are expected to participate. The races will be held for 3km, 10km, 21km, 42km 195m and in the Marathon Relay. The timing will be performed with the MYLAPS Bibtag Timing system.