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Ulaanbaata­r Marathon 2017 to kick off on May 20


The opening ceremony of the Ulaanbaata­r Marathon 2017 will be held on May 20 at Sukhbaatar Square.

The working group in charge of organizing the annual Ulaanbaata­r Marathon, led by Deputy Mayor of Ulaanbaata­r Sh.Ankhmaa, met on March 21 to discuss this year’s marathon.

The Mayor’s Office of Ulaanbaata­r, the Min- istry of Education, Culture, Science and Sports, the Tourism Department of Ulaanbaata­r, the Mongolian National Olympics Committee and the Mongolian Ultra Marathon Federation are jointly organizing this year’s marathon. More than 30 thousand runners are expected to participat­e in this year’s race.

The purpose of the Ulaanbaata­r Marathon is to develop the racing sport in Mongolia, promote Ulaanbaata­r to the world, increase the number of amateur athletes in Mongolia, and give opportunit­ies to young people to open their internal resources and opportunit­ies, achieve their goals and build sportsmans­hip.

The Ulaanbaata­r Marathon 2017 will be held in two categories: profession­al and amateur.

Amateur runners will compete in four age categories (12 to 17, 18 to 35, 36 to 54, and +55) and in two distances, five km and 10 km.

Families and people with disability will run in 1.5 km and profession­al runners will run a half marathon (21 km) and a full marathon (42 km).

Registrati­on for the Ulaanbaata­r Marathon 2017 will end on May 18 at 7:00 p.m.

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