On May 30 half marathon ZaBeg.RF started for the fourth time in Ufa on the Salavat Yulaev square. More than two thousand residents of Ufa and guests of the city took part in it. They covered one of the selected distances along the central streets of Ufa - 21.1 km, 10 km or 5 km. For the children, the organizers prepared a 1-kilometer track, which they ran with their parents.
Simultaneously with Ufa, the start of the half marathon was given in 85 more cities.
At the opening of the event, Deputy Prime Minister of the Government of the Republic of Bashkortostan - Minister of Healthcare of the Republic of Bashkortostan Maxim Zabelin, Head of Ufa City Administration Sergei Grekov, deputies of the State Duma of the Russian Federation Zarif Baiguskarov and Rima Batalova greeted the runners.
«Today over 150 thousand people throughout the country attended the event. It is very pleasant that families, young and old, participate in it, » - Sergei Grekov addressed the participants.
After the opening ceremony, Sergei Grekov, together with the athletes, went to the start and ran a 10-kilometer distance.
Each participant received a starter pack with a T-shirt and souvenirs from partners, and at the finish line - a medal.
Competitions are held within the framework of the federal project «Sport is the norm of life» of the national project «Demography».
For the first time, the ZaBeg.RF half marathon was held on May 21, 2017 simultaneously in 10 cities of the Russian Federation.
Synchronized start is one of the unique features of the All-Russian Half Marathon, which made the project one of the largest sporting events in the country.
In 2020, an entry appeared in the main Guinness Book of Records about the «Half Marathon, which united the largest number of cities at the same time.»