Azerbaijan to host first-ever Khankendi-Baku ultra-marathon

Baku: A groundbreaking running event, the Khankendi-Baku ultra-marathon, will be held for the first time in Azerbaijan.

Commencing from the city of Khankendi on February 29, participants will embark on a challenging journey covering a distance of 360 kilometers, ultimately culminating at the finish line in Baku.

Co-organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the Azerbaijan Athletics Federation, the competition forms part of the “Sports Week” and “Green World Solidarity Year”.

Participants of the ultra-marathon will traverse through various stages: Khankendi – Yevlakh (83 kilometers), Yevlakh – Ujar (84 kilometers), Ujar – Hajigabul (88 kilometers), Hajigabul – Gobustan (70 kilometers) and Gobustan – Baku (55 kilometers), reaching Baku on March 4.

Each stage`s victors will receive individual accolades, while the overall champions will be honored with the grand prize.

The running race welcomes participants aged 18 and above, promoting the slogan “Move forward with pride”.

Source: Azerbaijan State N
ews Agency