History and tradition
"It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves."
Sir Edmund Hillary
Minsk Half Marathon is a young event. The first competition was held in 2013 during the celebration of the Minsk City Day. This experience was successful and it was decided to make it a traditional event during the Minsk City Day, the second weekend of September.
Therefore, on this day we also celebrate the festival of sport and health – Minsk Half Marathon.
In 2015, for the first time Minsk Half Marathon will be held in such a large-scale format. Hundreds and thousands of runners from all over Belarus, hundreds of visitors, downtown streets, crowds of spectators and fans – Minsk is calling you for a run! We expect you to enjoy Minsk Half Marathon and Minsk City, a really wonderful place for sightseeing, resting, shopping and doing sports.
You will start your run at Pobeditelej Avenue, turn onto Independence Avenue, make a circle round the Obelisk of Victory, run near the main attractions ... Minsk Half Marathon is also a unique opportunity to see Minsk from an unusual side: when else could you warm-up in the middle of the central avenue? Not all residents of Minsk have ever seen their native city from a such unusual side.
See you September 10!
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