Active Citizen website users will be able to run the Moscow Marathon for the first time. They will have an opportunity to be included on a team and run the Sputnik distance of 10 kilometres together. The Moscow Marathon with the Active Citizen is a new project launched for the race, which will take place on 23 September.
Potential team members need to register on the Active Citizen site and use the MOSCOWMARATHON promo code in their personal profile. Fifty people, determined by a merit point system, will be able to try out for the team. They will be expected to demonstrate their abilities at a training session where the 25 fastest and toughest participants will be chosen for the team. After that, training will include workshops in sports and running, medical consultations and classes on balancing healthy eating and drinking.
This will be the sixth Moscow Marathon, one of the largest open races in the country. Thousands of people will run along Moskva River embankments, the Garden Ring and the Boulevard Ring, the Krymsky Bridge, Tverskaya Street and Teatralny Proyezd.