The central site of the sports festival was the Kashkadan Culture and Recreation Park in Ufa. The athletes had to run two kilometers around the lake. As Bashinform News Agency was informed by the press service of the city mayor's office, the participants were welcomed by the Minister of Sports of the Republic, Ruslan Khabibov, and the Deputy Head of the Ufa Administration, Denis Ganiev.
The sports festival was attended by students of secondary schools, lyceums, gymnasiums, colleges, technical schools and universities, employees of organizations, enterprises, veterans and runners.
“The youngest runner, Diana Rysaeva, is only 4 years old. The oldest, Boris Ryabov, is 84. Based on the results of nine starts, 16 medals were played. The winners were awarded certificates, medals, and cups from the Ufa Department of Physical Culture and Sports,” the city administration informed.
The All-Russian running day “Cross of Nations” has been held in Russia since 2004. The organizers aim to popularize a healthy lifestyle and involve Russians in regular physical education and sports.
Author: Daria Subbotina