About 1,000 residents take part in event devoted to Victory day
Traditional 75th relay race to mark the WWII Victory Day was held in Semey. This year, nearly a thousand citizens took part in the commemorative events. There were many students among the participants. The longest distance went to the adult category - it is about three kilometers. Athletes who showed the best results will be awarded with diplomas and memorable souvenirs. By the way, the relay is considered one of the oldest in the CIS. The first race took place in the summer of 1941, and since then, historical events are held annually on the eve of May 9.
Murat KURZHIKAYEV, HEAD OF CITY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL CULTURE AND SPORTS:
The main goal of this course in the first place, it is commemoration of the people who defended our country from fascism and saved the earth and the world. Of course, also it is promoting a healthy lifestyle among children, young people and the city's population, and a promotion of systematic sports.
Another sports event dedicated to Victory Day will be held in Astana. A massive race on bicycles will be held on May 7. The bike ride will be attended by well-known Kazakhstani athletes. All residents and guests of the capital are urged to twist the pedals of the two-wheeled transport. Bike rental points will be organized specially for this purpose. Start date of the bike ride is scheduled for 9 am from the territory of "Saltanat Sarayi" further the route is planned from Kabanbai Batyr street to the square "Astana-Arena". The massive bike ride will finish at the cycle track "Sary-Arka".