Members and volunteers of Association "Varna - European Youth Capital 2017" actively participated at "Varna Marathon" 2017, which is happening today at pl. "Nezavisimost". The event was opened by the Minister of Youth and Sport Krasen Kralev, who gave the race a start.
Marathon Varna 2017 included athletes from the largest athletics clubs in the country, as well as athletes from the strongest nations in the marathon running - Kenya, Ethiopia and Morocco. The competition also includes professional athletes from over ten other countries.
Besides the classical destination of 42,195 km, the competition offered three more lighter disciplines, including amateur runners - 2 km urban cross, 8,4 km and 16,8 km. The total prize pool of Marathon Varna 2017 is 49 000 leva.This year, the event also takes place in parallel with the World Challenge Day. There are many concurrent events in the start and finish area. On a special stage there are demonstrations, dancing, brass music, cheerleaders, quizzes, various activities aimed at young people and children.