TbilisiMarathon 2016 Supports Hospice Construction for Children

TBILISI- On October 23, The 5th TbilisiMarathon organized by Heidelbergcement was held. this This year the event has gained much more scale. Exclusively for the event international guests from up to 60 countries visited Georgia, 120 teams participated in TbilisiMarathon, 2346 people registered and 1185 crossed the finish line. The funds raised from the registration reached 23 196 GEL, which will be doubled by Heidelbergcement and total of 46 392 GEL transferred for construction of the first Children’s Hospice construction in Georgia. Meaning, each registered participant of TbilisiMarathon contributed to charity.

For TbilisiMarathon the track was set in the city center. Exclusively for the event the traffic roads leading to the central streets were blocked for the race. Marathon  included three runs:Half Marathon (21,097km) - Registration fee - 15 GEL;10km Race - Registration fee - 10 GEL and Kids Run (500m and 1.2km) - Registration is free of charge. Children aged 6-11 registered for 500m run, kids aged 12-15 participated in 1.2km run.

The Half Marathon winner was David Kharazishvili (Georgia), crossing the finish line in 1 hour and 07 minutes, after 18 minutes followed by the fastest Half Marathon finisher lady Susanne Miller (Georgia). The fastest man to cross 10km race, was Saba Khvichava (Georgia) by finishing the race in 32 minutes and Ellada Alaverdyan (Armenia), finishing the race in 42 minutes.

TbilisiMarathon is first race in Caucasus to hold the international status, the event is an official member of The Association of International Marathons and Distance races (AIMS), and the winners’ results are accredited worldwide.

TbilisiMarathon was held with full compliance to international standards. The race was counted by the traditional partner - German Company “Mika timing” with internationally recognized “Official Timekeeping and Data Processing” system.

TbilisiMarathon is organized under the patronage of Tbilisi City Hall, the Embassy of Germany in Georgia and the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia.

The sponsors of TbilisiMarathon 2016 were LENOVO, Wissol Group (represented by Wissol, Wendy’s, Smart and Dunkin brands), information center 11808, Marriot and Sheraton Hotels providing Pasta Party and Check point refreshments, GDS TV, IMEDI TV, 1st Public Broadcasting, exhibition center “Expo Georgia”, “Zedazeni”, Information center My.ge, Tskaltubo Plaza Hotel, Rooms Kazbegi Hotel, Lopota resorts hotel, TIME company, Radio Jako, Auto Radio, Vitamin Well, Territoreff – Business Georgia journal, La Belle esthetic center, Pulse.ge, Adwise, Sairme Waters, Bike.ge, City Sport, Rauch, Velo+, Club 71, Snap, Dio, Treepex, Check in Travel, Marketer.ge and GEORGIA TODAY.

Besides promoting healthy lifestyle and charity, TbilisiMarathon also strives to develop tourism and to promote the city of Tbilisi worldwide. Furthermore, the event also includes pasta party and entertainment program: award ceremony, concert, celebrity cake and presents for the winners.

Promotion of a healthy lifestyle is an integral part of Health & Safety programs that represent a major aspect of HeidelbergCement corporate policy, which together with the charity contribution are the main reasons for holding the TbilisiMarathon.

28 October 2016 12:24