admin April 18, 2016

Vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation Leyla Aliyeva has called everyone to join “Baku 2016 marathon”, scheduled on 1 May at the Heydar Aliyev Foundation’s initiative, Trend reports.

“I urge everyone to join “Baku 2016 marathon” ! ” she wrote in her Instagram page.

The main objective of the event is to provide support to the development of sport in Azerbaijan, and popularize a healthy lifestyle among people, especially the youth.

More than 700 people have been registered for participation in Baku Marathon 2016.

Any person aged over 16 – city residents and visitors – may join the marathon. Those wishing to participate in the Baku Marathon 2016 may approach registration points installed at trade centres of Baku or visit the website of the Baku Marathon 2016 (

For registration, all the applicants are required to fill out an application form and present a copy of ID cards along with paying the participation fee in the amount of 20 manats for individuals and 100 manats for corporate representatives.

Students can participate in the marathon for free. The registration process will last until April 25.

The 21-km-long marathon will start at the State Flag Square and finish at the Baku Olympic Stadium. The stadium will transform into a fan zone for attendees of all ages. Here, visitors will enjoy various entertainment, concert, games, lotteries, etc.

All the money collected in the Baku Marathon will be directed to a project to be implemented by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation for children deprived of parental care.

Source: Azer News