Opening ceremony of the “Ulaanbaatar Marathon 2017” will take place at the Sukhbaatar square on May 20.
The event is organized by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, The Mayor’s Office of Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar City Tourism Department, Mongolian National Olympic Committee and Mongolian Marathon Association.
More than 30 thousand runners are expected to participate in this year’s race.
The main purpose of the Ulaanbaatar Marathon is to develop the racing sports in Mongolia, promote Ulaanbaatar city to the world, increase the number of amateur athletes in running, provide physical and mental education to youths.
The Ulaanbaatar Marathon 2017 will be held in two categories: professional and amateur.
The professional category is divided into semi – 21 km; and full – 42 km distances. Amateurs’ marathon is divided into 3 distances with 4 age groups. Specifically, 5 km distance will include ages between 12-17, 18-35, 36-54, 55 and above.
There is also marathon designed for families and people with disabilities for 1.5 km distance.
Runners who finish in 4-10th places in any category will be rewarded with medals, certificate and cash prize. Registration for the Ulaanbaatar marathon 2017 will end on May 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Entrants may register at www.ub-marathon.ub.gov.mn online or go to relative sports committee in your district or capital city sports & physical culture office. Registration fee is US$ 20 for foreign participants.