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SUKHUM
MARATHON
27.10.2024
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The Sukhum-Marathon will take place for the first time in the history of Abkhazia
Write your
own running
story!
Write your own running story!
The Republic of Abkhazia
will host the Sukhum-Marathon
for the first time in its history.
On 27 October 2024, the Republic of Abkhazia will host the Sukhum-Marathon for the first time in its history and in compliance with the best practices and standards of international marathons.

You will be able to run through the historical centre of Sukhum, surrounded by thousands of like-minded people, challenge yourself and set personal records, or support the participants and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the biggest sports event in Abkhazia!

The event is organised by the Moscow team of LLC "Running History", with the support of the State Committee for Youth and Sports of the Republic of Abkhazia and the Triathlon Federation of the Republic of Abkhazia.
The marathon starts at 9:00 a.m.
on 27 October 2024
at the Drama Theatre and will pass through the main sights of Sukhum City.
Awards and gifts
The leaders of the race will receive gifts from partners, cups and cash awards. At the Sukhumi Marathon, awards will be given not only to the winners of the race but also to all participants who finish within the time limit.

Each participant will receive a commemorative medal at the finish line inspired by the architectural symbols of the city, the places along which the route of the race passes. The Sukhumi Marathon medals are not only a recognition of the participants' achievements but also a symbol of pride in the cultural heritage of the Republic of Abkhazia.

Our chosen approach to the marathon awards will help create unity amongst the participants and emphasise the importance of each athlete's achievement.
The winners of the marathon will be six men and women who show the highest result. For the 5 km race, the awards will be given to participants who took from 1 to 3 place in the absolute championship among men and women. In addition, the participants of the race of 42,2 km and 21,1 km will be awarded in every age category.

Medals in the Children's Run will also be awarded to all participants. Winners and prize-winners in the age categories of 6-9 years old, and 10-13 years old, who took 1st to 3rd places will receive memorable prizes.





Write your own running story!
The Sukhum-Marathon is not only a sports event, it's also a true celebration for all those involved.

From 25 to 27 October, the city of Sukhum offers many activities to make your stay even more memorable.
Event
Programme
The Abkhazian Song and Dance Music Festival begins on 25 October. Local creative groups - the true guardians of Abkhazian folk art - will perform at this festival for citizens and guests of the Republic. The festival is a great opportunity to enjoy music and dances that convey history and traditions and to get to know the rich culture of Abkhazia.
Music Festival
The National Cuisine Festival starts on 26 October. You will be able to try a variety of dishes and drinks representing the culture and traditions of Abkhazia. Guests can expect unique tastes and flavours that will immerse them in Abkhazian culture and introduce them to national cuisine. The festival will attract both fans of new gastronomic discoveries and connoisseurs of traditional Abkhazian flavours.
National Cuisine Festival
The final stage of the celebration is the Wine Festival, which will be held on the evening of 27 October. Everyone will be able to taste and enjoy Abkhaz wines. The festival will be a great place for socialising, and getting to know the traditions and history of Abkhazian winemaking. This event will allow wine lovers to expand their gastronomic horizons and get acquainted with local companies.
Wine Festival
Participants must be 18 years or older on race day.
Participants over 14 years of age are allowed to participate in the 5 km race.

All participants are required to pick up their own participant package on October 25, from 11:00 to 20:00 or on October 27, from 10:00 to 19:00. No packages will be given on race day.

To receive a participant package, you must present your ID card and a medical certificate (certificate requirements). Certificates will not be returned. A photocopy is accepted upon presentation of the original.
Participants with disabilities are required to bring an additional document confirming the disability.

Combat veterans must additionally bring a combat veteran's ID card.

Registration fees are nonrefundable.
The course time limit is 6 hours and 00 minutes from personal start.
Participants
Friday, October 25
Registration of new participants (42,2 km, 21,1 km, 5 кm only, subject to availability) and distribution of start packages to registered participants, including participants of the Children's Run.
Schedule
Saturday, October 26
Registration of new participants (only at 42,2 km, 21,1 km, 5 km, subject to availability of places), distribution of start packages to registered participants, including participants of the Children's Run (until 15:30)
Sunday, October 27
Start area opening, changing rooms and luggage rooms.

Distribution of start packages to registered participants

Start of the 5 km race.

Start of races at distances of 42,2 km and 21,1 km

Awarding of winners and runners-up in the absolute championship at a distance of 5 km.

Awarding of winners and prize-winners in the absolute championship at a distance of 42,2 km, 21,1 km.
Finish line closes.
11:00 – 20:00
10:00 – 19:00
7:00
8:30
9:10
Start of the children's race
Children's race.

500 meters race for children aged 0-5 years.

1 km race for children aged 6-9 years.

1 km race for children aged 10-13 years.

Awarding of winners and prize-winners in age categories 6-9 years, 10-13 years.
16:00 – 17:15
16:00 – 16:09
16:10 – 16:19
16:20 – 16:30
17:15 – 17:40
11:10 – 11:30
15:00 – 16:30
The limit for completing the distance is 42,2 km - 6 hours from the moment of the participant’s personal start. The limit for completing the distance is 21,1 km in 3 hours 50 minutes from the moment of the participant’s personal start, 5 km - 50 minutes.
7:00 – 8:30
How to register for 42,2 km, 21,1 km, 5 km
Registration for the Sukhum-Marathon will be open until September 27. The registration will be closed earlier if the entry limit is reached.




To register to Marathon, you must complete the online application form and pay the registration fee. Please provide your first name, last name and date of birth according to ID card, otherwise, you will not be able to receive your participant's package.

After payment, you will receive a registration confirmation letter. Payment confirmation can take time from a few hours to a day.

If you want to pay for more than 10 race registrations from a legal entity account, please contact elena@runhistory.org.

If there are available entries. Additional registration will be open on-site on the 24 - 25th of October and during the distribution of the runners’ bib numbers on the 25 - 26th of October.
Registration
Registration for 42,2 km
Registration for 21,1 km
Registration for 5 km
if registering from 04.12.2023 to 04.03.2024 - 3500 rubles;
if registering from 05.03.2024 to 04.06.2024 - 4500 rubles;
if registering from 05.06.2024 to 27.09.2024 - 5500 rubles;
Registration fee
For juniors under 21, men from 60 years of age and women from 55 years of age, there are discounts (for citizens of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkhazia only)

42,2 km
if registering from 04.12.2023 to 04.03.2024 - 1750 rubles;
if registering from 05.03.2024 to 04.06.2024 - 2250 rubles;
if registering from 05.06.2024 to 27.09.2024 - 3750 rubles;
42,2 km
5 km
if registering from 04.12.2023 to 04.03.2024 - 2500 rubles;
if registering from 05.03.2024 to 04.06.2024 - 3000 rubles;
if registering from 05.06.2024 to 27.09.2024 - 3500 rubles;
5 km
if registering from 04.12.2023 to 04.03.2024 - 1250 rubles;
if registering from 05.03.2024 to 04.06.2024 - 1500 rubles;
if registering from 05.06.2023 to 27.09.2024 - 1750 rubles;
Registration is free of charge for athletes with disabilities and veterans of combat operations with citizenship of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Abkjazia.
if registering from 04.12.2023 to 04.03.2024 - 3000 rubles;
if registering from 05.03.2024 to 04.06.2024 - 3500 rubles;
if registering from 05.06.2024 to 27.09.2024 - 4000 rubles;
21,1 km
if registering from 04.12.2023 to 04.03.2024 - 1500 rubles;
if registering from 05.03.2024 to 04.06.2024 - 1750 rubles;
if registering from 05.06.2023 to 27.09.2024 - 2000 rubles;
21,1 km
Insurance services for Sukhum-Marathon participants are provided by the official partner of the event - VSK Insurance House.
You can get your insurance here.
Registration of athletes in the elite race at distances of 42,2 km, 21,1 km is carried out after completing electronic registration on the website, by clicking the “Registration” button on the main page of our website.

To qualify for the elite category, the athlete or his official representative must send an application to elena@runhistory.org by September 27, 2024 and provide confirmed results corresponding to the qualifying time. The results of competitions held after September 1, 2023 are taken into account.

Qualifying time for applicants for inclusion in the elite norm at distances of 42,2 km and 21,1 km:

  • Men: to 2:23:00 for the marathon or up to 1:07:00 for the half marathon;
  • Women: up to 2:45:00 for the marathon up to 1:17:00 for the half marathon.
Qualifying for the elite
St. Pushkina 1, park named B. Shinkuba, next to the Drama Theatre

Friday, October 25 – 11:00 – 20:00

Saturday, October 26 – 10:00 – 19:00

Sunday, October 27 – 7:00 – 8:30
Location & hours
  • Bib number with timing chip and safety pins.
  • Wristband and sticker for the locker room.
  • Heatsheet at the finish line.
  • Food package at the finish line.
  • Medal at the finish line.
Participant package
Running shirt with race design:
• for 2000 rubles if purchased online,
• for 2400 rubles offline.
Optionally:
T-shirt Nordski of the first Sukhum-Marathon competition. Made from sports synthetics weighing 110 g/m. The fabric wicks away sweat and dries quickly. The anatomical cut does not restrict movement and ensures a comfortable fit even under active loads. The T-shirt is suitable not only for participation in the main running event in the country, but also for any runs and competitions in warm weather in spring, summer and autumn.
Come on October 25 from 11:00 to 20:00, October 26 from 10:00 to 19:00, October 27 from 7:00 – 8:30. Please present the following documents:

  • Government-issued identity document.
  • Medical certificate (certificate requirements).
  • For participants with disabilities additionally: a document confirming the disability.
  • Veterans of combat operations additionally: a certificate of a veteran of combat operations.

You must leave the certificate in exchange for a start bib number. It will not be returned after the race. A photocopy of the certificate is accepted upon presentation of the original.
How to pick up participant packages
Yourself
If you can’t pick up your participant package yourself, your friend or family member (hereafter referred to as a proxy) can pick it up for you by proxy.

The proxy needs to come on 25 October from 11:00 to 20:00, 26 October from 10:00 to 19:00, October 27 from 7:00 – 8:30 Proxy must bring the following documents for person he/she is representing:

  • The letter of attorney. You do not need to have the document notarised. The letter will not be returned.
  • Government-issued photo identity document.
  • Copy of your government-issued photo identity document.
  • Copy of a participant’s medical certificate (certificate requirements).
  • For participants with disabilities additionally: a document confirming the disability.
  • Veterans of combat operations additionally: a document confirming the title of veteran.

The power of attorney does not entitle the authorized person to participate in the race with your number.
The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules of the competition.
A participant with another's number will be disqualified.
By proxy
  • Issued by an institution with a licence to carry out medical activities.
  • Contains the stamp of the medical institution, signature and stamp of the doctor, date of issue, and full name of the participant.
  • For citizens of the Republic of Abkhazia, it is necessary to obtain a short certificate from the Republican Rehabilitation Medical and Physical Education Dispensary. Address: Sukhum, Leon Ave. 13
  • Confirms the presence of the participant's health group 1 or 2, or executed in the form of Appendix No. 2 to the Order of the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation №1144n from 23.10.2020.
  • Valid on the day of the race. The certificate is valid for the period specified in it, but not more than 1 year from the date of issue.
  • Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.
  • disability.
  • Veterans of combat operations additionally: a certificate of a veteran of combat operations.
  • Foreign citizens must present a medical certificate from any clinic, foreign or Russian, stating that they are allowed to participate in a sporting event. We accept certificates in Russian or English.

Certificates will not be returned to the participants. A copy is acceptable upon presentation of the original certificate.
Medical certificate
We'll accept a certificate that:
Start-finish lines are located on the territory of the Republic of Abkhazia, the city of Sukhum, St. Pushkina 1, park named B. Shinkuba, next to the Drama Theatre.

Dressing rooms and luggage storage for the 42,2 km, 21,1 km, 5 km, participants are located in the marquees next to the Drama Theatre.

The start of the 42,2 km, 21,1 km, 5 km race is located on the Makhadzhirov Embankment near the Drama Theatre. It is not recommended to come by land public transport or car: streets are blocked, stops are far away, and there will be no car parking facilities near the start.

Plan your route in advance and allow extra time for travelling. Take into account possible delays and queues due to a large number of participants.

To avoid spoiling the experience by rushing and being late, arrive as early as possible - at least an hour and a half before the start.
Getting there
Dressing rooms and luggage storage for participants of the 42,2 km, 21,1 km, 5 km races will be located in St. Pushkina, 1, park named B. Shinkuba, next to the Drama Theatre. Please come in your sports uniform to avoid wasting time changing clothes. Do not leave your belongings unattended.

Together with your participant number, you will receive a sticker and a wristband for the luggage room. Please hand in your belongings only in the Sukhum-Marathon bag that you received with your participant number.

Put a sticker on your bag in advance and wear a wristband for the luggage room. After the race, present your wristband in the luggage room and collect your belongings.

Do not leave valuable or fragile items in your bag. We recommend that you take valuables with you or leave them with your friends or family.
Locker rooms and luggage storage
Toilets in the start and finish will be located along the routes to the clusters of the three distances.
Don't put off going to the toilet until the last minute. The longest line in the toilet before the start.
Toilets at 42.2 and 21.1 km will be located near the food and refreshment station.
Toilets
The 42,2 km, 21,1 km and 5 km race will start on the Makhadzhirov Embankment.

The start of each race is divided into blocks. Your block is indicated on your start number. Look for the corresponding letter signs in the start/finish area to get to your block. You may only start from the block listed on your start number, or from a later block. Only runners with Sukhum-Marathon start numbers are allowed to enter the start areas.

The race will start in waves. Please follow directions from race officials.
Your personal time will only begin once you cross the start line.

Please mind your fellow runners. Do not jostle at the start. Do not make sudden stops and rearrangements during the run and at refreshment and refreshment points. We recommend that you do not wear headphones to hear warnings from other runners and officials.
Start
The marathon route goes through the capital of Abkhazia: we start along the Makhajirov Embankment, along Kodory Highway, Akirtava Street, Lakoba Street, along Aiaair Avenue, along the Diaskurov Embankment, the port of Sukhum.

Runners will see the famous sights of the city: the Abkhazian State Drama Theatre named after S. Changba, the Administration of the President of Abkhazia, the Colonnade, various monuments and, of course, the beautiful embankment of Makhajirs and Dioscurs.
Course
Food stations
Location: 10,9 km, 21 km, 26,6 km, 30,5 km, 36,3 km, 39,3 km.
There will be water, gels and/or fruit, and wet sponges at the food stations.

Drink stations
Location: 5,3 km, 13,6 km, 16,9 km, 23,8 km, 34,3 km.
There will be water and sponges for wiping at the drink stations.

Please throw the empty cups to the bins provided or to the side of the road.
Locations are subject to change.
Drinks and food stations
Medical aid will be located during the race course. There will be a medical centre at the finish line.

Please do not hesitate to call for help if you feel unwell or if you notice that another runner is unwell. In case of emergency, ask for volunteers or race officials, attract the attention of others and call for medical help by mobail phone 003.

In describing the situation, answer the four questions:

  • What's wrong?
  • Where did it happen?
  • Who needs help?
  • Who's calling?

Expect additional questions from the dispatcher.

Medical aid
There is a time limit for the full marathon - 6 hours. Your time will be registered once you cross the finish line.

Please do not remain standing at the finish line, but continue walking slowly to the end of the finish area. After the finish, you will receive a medal, water and fruit. Participants of the 42,2 km race will additionally receive a thermal cape.

If you or another participant feels unwell, seek help from medics, volunteers or any other race staff.
Finish
For the 42.2 km, 21.1 km and 5 km races, the awards will be given to participants who took from 1 to 3 place in the absolute championship among men and women.
Awarding
The children's run will be held on 26 October, before the Sukhum-Marathon. Everyone from 0 to 13 years old can take part in it. Depending on their age, participants will run distances of 400 or 800 metres.

More information is available in the Children's Run section.
General information
General information

Support your loved ones or those you don't know at the start and finish lines and during the course - and we'll make it easy for you to do so.

Come to the start-finish areas from 25th to 27th October to cheer for young runners at the children's race, receive fan attributes, draw a poster together with an artist and support the participants on the marathon course on race day.

On race day, follow the results of the runners online. Go to results.sukhummarathon.org, choose Sukhum-Marathon and enter the runner's number or last name in the special field.

More information is in the Spectator’s Book.
About the fans' programme
General information

In the Sukhum-Marathon start-finish areas from 25 to 27 October, we will be waiting for all participants and supporters in the Sukhum-Marathon tent. Here you will be able to get fan attributes, learn all about the support zones, and have a good time.

On race day, you can come to the start and finish areas to escort the runners to the start. The areas will be open to everyone.
Support in the start-finish areas
Here you can find out how and where to support the runners, watch the live broadcast on the day of the race and just relax. You can also take ratchets, horns, whistles and other paraphernalia to support the runners on 27 October. A photo zone will also be organised in the marquee.
Sukhum-Marathon Tent
Fan Card

To make it easier for participants and spectators to navigate the Sukhum-Marathon course, we will mark support areas on a separate fan map.

There will be both music spots and partner zones. You can join any of them - the more of us there are, the more the merrier!
Support on the course
There are thousands of people taking part in the marathon, so it's imperative to follow certain rules. In this section, we tell you what is not recommended or strictly forbidden for safety reasons.

These rules are essential. Please study them carefully.

No cars must be parked near the support areas - this is unsafe for runners and other supporters and you may also be fined. It is better to get to the support area by public transport, scooter or bicycle.

It is forbidden to place tents and arches on your own. Please contact us for approval of such constructions.
It is forbidden to use pyrotechnics, smoke bombs and other means that may harm the health of participants and others.
It is better to use ratchets, blowers, whistles, pompoms and other fan attributes.

Do not hand out water or food to runners. We have taken care of this and organised drink stations along the course.

Do not go out on the course. This will interfere with the runners' movement. Cross the course only when crowds are small and in organised places. Ask the staff who will tell you where and at what time you can cross the course.

Do not interfere with the participants of the race. If any of them require medical aid, please contact the race officials or volunteers.
Important recommendations
On October 27, you can watch the live broadcast of the Sukhum-Marathon. We will show you how the start of the 42,2 km, 21,1 km race takes place, how the fight for victory goes on and who will be among the first to finish.

Live broadcast
Telegram broadcast

Don’t you feel like watching a video broadcast? Join the broadcast on the official Telegram channel of Sukhum Marathon. Exclusive photos and videos from the course and a detailed story about the event - it will be interesting!
Video broadcast

SOON

Under development

General information
The children's run will take place on October 27, 2024, the day before the Sukhum-Marathon at the Makhajirov Embankment.
Everyone from 0 to 13 years old can take part in the race. Depending on their age, participants will run 500 meters or 1 km.
Children's run
How to register

To register your child for the race:

  • add their personal information in the Children section of your personal account at the registration section
  • pay the registration fee.

Please provide the child's first name, last name and date of birth according to the child's ID card, otherwise, you will not be able to receive the participant package. After payment, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Confirmation of payment can take from a few hours to a day.

Registration requirements

  • Participants must be up to and including 13 years old.
  • You can pick up your participant package on Friday, October 25 from 11:00 to 20:00 or Saturday, October 26 from 11:00 to 15:30.
  • In order to receive a participant package, you must present the consent from parents (legal representatives) to participate in the race, a copy of the child's birth certificate, ID card and personal presence of one of the parents or a legal representative when receiving the start package.
  • Registration fees are nonrefundable.

Registration fee

The registration fee for the Children's Run is:

  • in case of online registration from 27.11.2023 to 27.08.2024 - 1500 rubles;
  • if registered on 24.10.2024 and 26.10.2024 (subject to availability) - 2000 rubles.
Registration
Location & hours

Drama Theatre, Makhajirov Embankment

Friday, October 25
11:00 - 20:00

Saturday, October 26
10:00 - 15:30
Receiving a bib number
How to receive a participant package

Yourself

Please, come on the 25th of October from 15:00 to 20:00, the 26th of October from 11:00 to 15:30 at the Drama Theatre.

To receive a participant package, you must present the following documents:
  • The consent from parents (legal representatives) to participate in the race.
  • A copy of the child's birth certificate.
  • ID card of the parent or legal representative.

The personal presence of a parent or legal representative is required to receive a participant package.

By proxy

If you are unable to pick up the member packet yourself, your friend or family member (hereinafter referred to as a proxy) can pick it up for you by proxy.
They should come on October 25 from 11:00 to 20:00, 26 October from 11:00 to 15:30 at the Drama Theatre and present the following documents:
  • The letter of attorney. It is not necessary to notarise the document.
  • ID card.
  • A copy of the participant's ID card.
  • The consent from parents (legal representatives) for the child's participation in the race.
  • A copy of the child's birth certificate.

The transfer of the number is prohibited by the rules. A competitor with another start number will be disqualified.
Timetable

Start of the children's race on October 26, 2024, from 16:00 to 17:15.

  • 16:00 – 17:15 — Children's race.
  • 16:00 – 16:10 — 500 meters race for children aged 0-5 years.
  • 16:10 – 16:20 — 1 km race for children aged 6-9 years.
  • 16:20 – 16:30 — 1 km race for children aged 10-13 years.
  • 17:15 – 17:40 — Awarding of winners and prize-winners in age categories 6-9 years, 10-13 years.

Results

In the Children's Run, the first three boys and girls in the 10-11 and 12-13-year-old categories will be awarded. They will take part in the award ceremony and receive souvenir cups. All participants who finish their course will receive a medal.
On race day
  • Starting bib number (without chip).
  • A backpack bag in a style for the race.
  • T-shirt in the style.
  • A medal at the finish line (for those who have completed the race).
Participant package
Insurance services for Sukhum-Marathon participants are provided by the official partner of the event - VSK Insurance House.
You can get your insurance here.
General information
Our dear participants and guests of the marathon, we ask you to carefully read the rules of entry into the territory of Abkhazia using the links below,as well as the transfer schedule from Adler Airport to Sukhum and back.
Travellers
Travellers

We've compiled a special list of recommendations of where you and your friends and family can stay and eat delicious food!
Sukhum, Chitanava str. 6
Hotel-restaurant LEON
Sukhum Chitanava str. 11
Grand Sukhum Hotel
Akirtava str. 24
Health resort MVO Sukhum
Chelyuskintsev str., 14
Heliopark Gora Bagrata
Recommended Hotels
Recommended Restaurants
Leon Avenue, 1
Restaurant Abkhazia
Leon Avenue, 2
Restaurant Vershina
embankment Makhajirov, 52
Narta
embankment Makhajirov, 4
Soho
Leon Avenue, 1
Ruin Bar
In case you haven't found somewhere to stay in Sukhum, you can stay in Afon - an ancient town, with a waterfall and a monastery. Afon is a 30-40 minute drive from the Start line.
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About the Team
The story of our team began 8 years ago, inspired by a genuine passion for running and sport. This love led Anastasia Machulskaya and Elena Zhigailo to their first Moscow race, after which they became regular participants in half-marathons and ultra-marathons.

Elena Zhigailo is a fitness trainer, a candidate for master in athletics, and a running coach. Running and its popularisation became Elena's mission in life.

Anastasia Machulskaya is the head of an international modelling agency and a successful entrepreneur who has always followed her creative aspirations. With each running session, she came to realise that running not only helps to stay fit

and maintain a healthy lifestyle but also gives a sense of freedom and self-fulfilment. A passion for running and sport became a source of inspiration for these women, and they decided to turn this passion into something more. Combining their love for sport and entrepreneurial spirit, they formed the Running History team, which brought us together with a common goal - to create a community that inspires people to run and achieve their sporting goals.

Having arrived in Abkhazia by chance two years ago, Anastasia was immediately fascinated by everything the country had to offer: she was surprised by Abkhazia's nature, its national colours, its delicious food and the beautiful traditions of its people. But there was a big gap in the country's sporting culture - there were no mass running events in the Republic of Abkhazia. As a result, a fascinating idea was born - to combine the sport of running with the hospitality of Abkhazia - so Running History decided to organise an international marathon for all runners, professionals and amateurs, in this country.

Anastasia and Elena asked for help from the best Russian marathon organisers, the "Running Community". The next step was to coordinate the event with the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia. It was a complicated process that required overcoming various difficulties, problems and disagreements, but thanks to the team's persistence and determination, they managed to get approval and support.

Vahan Amichba is one of the key people behind the creation of Marathon in such a challenging region. Supporting the idea personally and as a businessman, he managed to successfully connect the organisers of the Marathon, representatives of the Government of Abkhazia, the best specialists in organising public sporting events in the Russian Federation and potential sponsors. All this led to the conclusion of an agreement between the RA State Committee for Sport and Running History LLC and gave a start to the plans to organise the marathon.

Tarasch Mironovich Khagba is a person who has also become part of the history of the Sukhumi Marathon in the Republic of Abkhazia, a man with an unusual vision who believed in the power of sport and its ability to unite people. Thanks to his energy and determination, the idea of creating a marathon in Abkhazia was approved by the Government of the Republic of Abkhazia.

Boris Bartsits, President of the Triathlon Federation and a well-known sports figure, also contributed greatly to the promotion of the idea of the Sukhumi Marathon in the Government of Abkhazia. Using his experience, professional knowledge and personal connections, Boris managed to attract the attention and support of the Government members and minimise all the necessary procedures for approval of the Sukhumi Marathon. Thanks to him, the Marathon will become not only a sports event, but also a platform for promoting Abkhazia as a sports and tourist destination.

The creation of such a large-scale project would not have been possible without the concrete personal assistance of a large number of people driven by enthusiasm. Therefore, the Sukhum-Marathon was possible only through productive communication, bringing together the connections, contacts and capabilities of all interested parties. It was the theory of "Six Handshakes" that proved to work, bringing together people who shared the idea and were ready to help realise it. And as a result of hard work, cooperation between the two countries and professional training, the project started to be implemented!

The Sukhum-Marathon is a new unique point on the world map of running events. Its goal is not only to demonstrate the beauty of Abkhazia, but also to attract the attention of international audience to this amazing city and its history. The Sukhum-Marathon will become a landmark event for Abkhazia, which will bring it recognition from the international running community, increase the economic activity and investment attractiveness of the region, and accelerate the development of tourism and sports.

The marathon also contributes to the promotion of public health, sports culture and an active lifestyle, and has a favourable impact on the country's economy and the development of small businesses. All this makes the Sukhum-Marathon an example of successful use of a sporting event to achieve versatile development and improve the image of the Republic of Abkhazia.

We aim to turn the Sukhum-Marathon into a regular recognisable event that will become an annual tradition for runners from all over the world.

We are really proud to create the first Sukhumi Marathon. It will be an extraordinary event and we hope to see you at the most beautiful start on 27 October 2024. Let's run together, feeling all the beauty and emotions of this unique Marathon.


Join us and enjoy running and the nature of Abkhazia!
Partners
With the support of:

The RA State Committee
for Youth Affairs and Sports
For any information,
please contact:
info@runhistory.org
For any information, please contact: info@runhistory.org
With the support of:

The RA State Committee
for Youth Affairs and Sports
Triathlon Federation
Official partner of the Marathon
Hotel Inter-Sukhum
Sports partner of the Marathon
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