2000 girls and women will take part in the Beauty Run, female-only race, in Minsk on 8 March. The event is timed to the International Women’s Day.
The run will start at 12.00 from the Minsk city executive committee building. The main street of Minsk, praspiekt Niezaliežnasci, will be closed for traffic.
Participants of the race will have two distances to choose from – 2 kilometers or 5 kilometers. Famous Belarusian gymnast and 2012 Olympics winner Lubov Cherkashina will join the Beauty Run.
Each runner will get a medal and a flower at the finish line. The participants will also have an opportunity to print out a certificate with their personal time.
And, of course, the event can’t do without money prizes! The 5 kilometers’ distance winners will be awarded: 1st place – 300Br (~ €150), 2nd place – 200Br (~ €100), 3rd place – 100 Br (~ €50).
The winners of 2 kilometers’ distance: 1st place – 200 Br (~ €100), 2nd place – 100 Br (~ €50), 3rd place – 50 Br (~ €25).
Participation in the race is free, but the organizers have set a limit of 2000 runners. One can register until 6 March by clicking here.
Men are invited to support girls and meet them at the finish line.
Besides fun, the race is organized in order to attract the attention to the problem of domestic violence in Belarus. The Beauty Run will be held under the slogan “Women against violence” and supported by the United Nations Population Fund.