BREST, 5 July (BelTA) – Brest will host the international obstacle course race Bison Race on 10 July. About 1,200 runners from Belarus and Russia have already signed up for the event, head of the sports and tourism department of the Brest City Council Olesya Okrug told BelTA.
This is the first time this competition will take place in the city. The start and finish will be near the boulder park in the City Garden. The course will run along the Mukhavets River to the Brest Fortress, then the athletes will run across a suspension bridge to an eco-trail, and then to the bridge to Shevchenko Boulevard and return to the starting point.
“Usually the Bison Race is held in indoor facilities. However, this time we have chosen an urban environment so that adults and children will be able to watch such an interesting event. This will also be helpful in promoting sports and a healthy lifestyle. About 1,200 people from Belarus and Russia have registered to participate. Many of them will come to Brest for two or three days to get to know our city,” Olesya Okrug said.
The main distance is 8 km long for adults and 1km for children. There will be obstacle stations along the way. The sports event will be running from 10:00 until the evening.
In addition, Brest is gearing up for Brest Half Marathon. This year it is scheduled for 4 September. Registration is already underway.