BREST, 11 July (BelTA) – Brest hosted the Bison Race obstacle course race on 10 July, BelTA learned from Olesya Okrug, the head of the sports and tourism department of the Brest City Hall.
The event was held in Brest for the first time. The route passed though the city downtown along the Mukhavets River. It featured 1,234 participants: 1,087 from Belarus, 137 from Russia, 5 from Lithuania, 3 from Kazakhstan, and one from China and the United States each. The youngest participant was only six years old.
"Another reason why the event turned out very spectacular was because the route ran through the city. There were a lot of spectators along the route. Passers-by enthusiastically cheered for the participants," said Olesya Okrug.
By the way, almost every fifth participant was from Brest. Many people who came from other Belarusian cities and countries are regular participants in these obstacle course races. "This event attracts tourists. Participants from other countries stayed in the city for two or three days. They love to explore new places. For example, the guys from St. Petersburg were very satisfied," Olesya Okrug said and added that Brest might become the permanent host of the Bison Race in the future.