MINSK, 10 May (BelTA) – Minsk will represent Europe in the IAAF large-scale running project Run 24:1, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian Athletics Federation.
The project will start on 6 June to celebrate Global Running Day. The IAAF initiative will incorporate races in two dozen cities across 15 time zones that will each start at the same local time to create a 'simultaneous' worldwide celebration of running.
IAAF Run 24:1 will commence in Auckland, New Zealand, cross Oceania to Sydney, then enter Asia in Tokyo, move to Europe in Minsk, into Africa in Addis Ababa, and cross the Atlantic to the Americas in Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires before the day's final race in Vancouver on Canada's west coast.
Each race will be headed by a designated 'City Captain', a former or current athlete who will lead local efforts to spread awareness of the initiative and to involve their respective running communities. In Minsk it will be Olha Mazurenok.
It is expected that from 1,000 to 1,500 runners will take part in the run in each of the cities participating in IAAF Run 24:1.More about Sport