On August 24, IV «Vyshyvanka RUN», devoted to the Independence Day of Ukraine, took place on Rusanivsky Embankment. Ukrainian city-participants: Kiev, Odessa, Mykolayiv, Rivne, Chernihiv, Kherson, Nova Kakhovka, Khust, Mena and Sumy. Many Ukrainian diasporas from around the world – New York, Philadelphia, Washington, Dubai, Waterford and Lisbon – joined the race.
«Vyshyvanka RUN» is a patriotic family holiday that unites Ukrainians on Independence Day. The symbol for the run is national vyshyvanki, in which the participants overcome the chosen distances – children up to 6 years old – 100 m, children from 7 to 14 years – 500 m, adults – 5 and 10 km, as well as charity races – 1 km.
«The mission of the run is to unite and attract as many Ukrainians as possible around sporting events, to cultivate a healthy lifestyle and to bring up a strong and healthy nation. We are happy to welcome your events and children, and adults. It’s nice to note that compatriots with disabilities take part in competitions», – comments the organizer, president of the Federation of sports lovers Natalia Galatsan.
Winners of the race at a distance of 10 km, men:
1st place – Igor Geletii
2nd place – Ivan Ivanov
3rd place – Oleg Yakymchuk
Winners of the race at a distance of 10 km, women
1st place – Tetyana Zabozhuk
2nd place – Marianna Tsybelenko
3rd place – Nadia Voronchenko
Winners of the race at a distance of 5 km, men:
1st place – Vladimir Kits
2nd place – Vadim Rogozovsky
3rd place – Oleksandr Moklyak
Winners of the run at a distance of 5 km, women:
1st place – Tetyana Petlyuk
2nd place – Maria Tymoshchuk
3rd place – Olena Bosova
Everyone was able to take part in a charity race for 1 km. The collected funds will be transferred to the 24-year-old ATO soldier Vitaliy Beldyayev, who needs urgent surgery. For more information about Vitaly, see the link below.
Participants and guests waited for a bright concert program with the participation of the group «Kalina» and Oksana Stebelskaya, 2 tickets to Paris from the alliance of European airlines Air France and KLM Royal Dutch Airlines were played.
The first «Vyshyvanka RUN» took place in 2014 due to the ideological inspiration of the master of sports of the international class of athletics Alexander Kuzin.
NGO «SPORTS FANS FEDERATION» – organizer of the all-Ukrainian sports and patriotic movement and sports and mass entertainment in Ukraine. The mission of the federation is to unite and attract as many Ukrainians as possible to sport, to create a strong and healthy nation.
The Federation projects combine and debunk the geographical, gender and age limits, destroying the stereotype that the big sport – exclusively for professionals: «Vyshyvanka RUN»http://vyshyvanka.club/, women’s run «#RunLikeaGirl» http://runlikeagirl.com.ua/, «St. Nicholas Race» http://mykolayrun.com.ua/.