06 September 2016, Tuesday, 12:38
UFA, 6 September 2016. /Bashinform News Agency, Dmitry Slezin/. On Sunday, September 11 the capital of Bashkortostan will host the 2nd Ufa International Marathon. It is expected that about 3500 people will take part in it.
On Monday, September 5, a press conference was held with the UMM-2016 organizers, which announced new and interesting facts about the upcoming running festival.
The total prize fund of the competition is 250 thousand rubles. "Monetary prizes are provided only for the participants of the main 42-km marathon and 21 km half marathon," said one of the organizers Vladislav Litvinchuk. "Participants of other two distances — 10 km and 3 km — will receive gifts, each participant will be awarded T-shirts UMM-2016, a backpack and a number with a microchip, commemorative medals for all at the finish line".
The marathon medal is in the form of Bashkortostan map. Its size will depend on the distance. Athletes who will cover a classic distance of 42.2 km will receive a "gold" award. Half marathon runner will receive a "silver", 10 km — "bronze".
T-shirts of marathoners are white and orange with the UMM-2016 logo and feature honeycombs.
It was decided to allow parents with toddlers and children of all ages to participate. In addition, it will be chosen the most beautiful runner — Miss Ufa International Marathon, which will be able to visit one of the most prestigious European marathons. It is expected that the HC Salavat Yulaev’s mascot — Salavat and Yulai will attend the event.
The Minister of Land and Property Relations of the Republic of Bashkortostan Evgeny Guriev (10 km), fitness coach of Salavat Yulaev Alexei Seliverstov, biathlete Anton Babikov are going to run a half-marathon. Among participants there are actors of the Russian cinema Alexey Ogurtsov and Victoria Tarasova, the Russian cosmonaut, Hero of the Russian Federation Sergei Revin, two-time bronze medalist of the Paralympics in Sochi Alexander Davidovich, deputies of the State Assembly RB Rustem Ahmadinurov and Nikolay Samoilenko.
The Ufa route of the marathon is certified. That is the results shown in the race can be a basis for assignment of the relevant sports categories.
Representatives of 137 Russian cities and ten countries, among them — France, the USA, Germany, Canada, Japan will run the marathon.