20 February 2023

On Sunday, 19 February, the running season was opened with the traditional Winter Run on Al-Farabi Avenue.

Winter Run 2022 is the season opening race, which was held for the ninth time this year. Over 2,000 citizens and guests of the southern capital ran a 10-km distance, 3-km race for children, and 7-km Nordic Walking. Runners started running from Nurly-Tau Business Centre along Al-Farabi to Gagarin Avenue, where they turned around and finished at the start camp.

Amateur runners aged 10 years and over took part in the run. Yeraly Seitbek (10-12 years old) and Ramazan Ainegov (13-14 years old) became winners of the 3-km children distance among boys. As for girls, Aruzhan Omerbek (10-12 years old) and Olessya Petrova (13-14 years old) were the fastest runners.

The oldest participant was 73-year-old Biebay Tlemissov, who passed the distance of 10 km in 44 minutes 56 seconds.

Rakhimzhan Kelmanov became a winner among men for the 10-km distance with a result of 32 minutes 18 seconds. Svetlana Kudelich (Belarus) became the first among women. Her finish time is 36 minutes 15 seconds.

All runners who passed their distances received a finisher’s medal. The overall winners of the 10-km distance among women and men were awarded with cash vouchers, medals, diplomas and presents from our partners. Winners in age categories also received medals, diplomas and valuable prizes from our partners.

“We’ve successfully opened the 2023 running season with our traditional winter run. The weather pleased us this day. I would like to congratulate everyone, who overcame themselves, on their personal records. We thank all participants, municipal services, medical staff, volunteers and partners. It’s your assistance that helped us make this run so bright and memorable,” said Saltanat Kazybaeva, Race Director of Almaty Marathon. “I’d also like to share our new feature. If you participate in our all eight races in 2023, you will receive a golden number with your name as well as memorable presents from our fund at the end of the year, at City Run. We are looking forward to seeing you at other 2023 runs.”

Please be advised that registration is open for the annual Almaty Half Marathon 2023, which will take place on 23 April 2023, as well as Copa Almaty Run and Tau Jarys Mountain Run. Registration is available at almaty-marathon.kz.

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