BREST, 13 April (BelTA) - Belarus' Brest plans to host cross triathlon and half-marathon competitions in summer, Olesya Okrug, head of the sports and tourism department of the Brest City Hall, told BelTA.
Registration for both events opens on 15 April.
The cross biathlon event in Brest is scheduled for 3 July. Participants will be offered to swim 500m in open water, to ride 10km on a bicycle over rough terrain and to finish with a 3km run. The section of Mukhavets near the lifeguard station, as well as the coast of the river have been chosen as the location for the event. “Brest will host such competitions for amateurs for the first time. I think they will attract a lot of people: there are few such events held in the country. The distances are small, and everyone will be able to overcome them,” said Olesya Okrug.
The Brest half-marathon is scheduled for 4 July. Participants will be offers the distances of 5km, 10km and 21km 97.5 m. Children's races are also in the plans. Sports enthusiasts will start near the site at the entrance to the Brest Hero Fortress Memorial. “We have tried different routes. For many people it is important to take a photo from the race against the background of the symbol of the city - the Brest Fortress,” the head of the sports and tourism department explained.
The organizers hope that both events will attract attention. “Last weekend there were three races in Brest. Many people participated in two of them. I know one person registered for all three and ran 5km, 7km and 10km,” Olesya Okrug added.