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Baku Marathon 2019 to be held on initiative of Heydar Aliyev Foundation

Baku, March 1, AZERTAC

The Baku Marathon 2019 will be held on the initiative of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on May 5. Being held for the fourth time, this year’s marathon retains its motto: Win the Wind.

The Baku Marathon 2019 will start at the National Flag Square and run 21 kilometers all the way to the Baku Olympic Stadium.

With its major goal of promoting sport, healthy lifestyle and bringing people in their pursuit of good intents, the marathon will be organized by the Administration of the Seafront Boulevard, the Baku Olympic Stadium, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, Regional Development Public Union, as well as AFFA and SOCAR. The project will be implemented by Sport Marketing Group (SMG).

The exclusive partner of the Baku Marathon 2019 is "Azercell Telecom".

This year’s marathon is open to anyone above the age of 16 upon prior registration. Registration for the Baku Marathon 2019 is available either at Baku’s shopping malls (“28 Mall”, “Ganjlik Mall”, “Port Baku Mall”) or at www.baku.marathon.az website since March 4 until May 1. The registration procedure requires filling out an application form, presenting a copy of valid ID (student ID in case of students) and paying the admission fee.

Individual fee for natural persons is 20 AZN. Corporate participants may contact via e-mail: [email protected] As the expenses for students’ participation are covered by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation, no fee will be charged on students in the course of registration.

Awards for the Baku Marathon 2019 will be granted in two categories: the first three places among men and women. Winners of the first places in both categories will be awarded 3,000 AZN, whereas the second and third prize winners are to get 2,000 and 1,000 AZN respectively along with gifts, medals and certificates. Volunteers supporting the marathon and all participants will be awarded with certificates by the organizers. The first 1000 participants who will cross the finish line will be awarded with special medals of the Baku Marathon 2019.

18,000 people were registered to participate in the Baku Marathon 2018.

A half marathon was also organized in the city of Ganja on September 17, 2017.

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