For many, it will be a surprise if we say that Moldova has its own St. Petersburg. And this city is also located on the wetlands, which even is reflected in the name, and it is also called the “northern capital”. Of course, this is about the Balti city. Only the Moldovan “Petersbourg” is much older than Russian one and there were more events that took place in its neighbourhood and also left a mark in the world history.
But in Balti there weren’t marathon races that passed through the whole city. That’s why the sports club Sporter decided to hold the first half marathon in the northern capital on the 30th of April, 2017.
This spring, the Sporter plans to hold a sporting event, the venue for which will be the “northern capital” of Moldova – the Balti city. It is in this locality that the first half-marathon “Balti Half Marathon” will take place, in which will be held 21 km, 0975 m, 10 km, Fun Run 2 km trials and the Kids Run Day – 200 meter children’s races (on the 29th of April).
The start and finish of the races will take be on the Vasile Alexandri Square in the city center.
The sports club Sporter has a wealth of experience in holding mass sports events, including the largest international Chisinau Marathon, which successfully passed in the capital two years in a row. 15 000 marathoners from 50 world countries took part in the second Chisinau Marathon. They successfully conquered the marathon, the half marathon, the 10 km and the 3 km races.
Everyone can take part in the Balti half marathon, who was familiarized with the Rules of the event. To participate, you need to register on the site BALTI.RUN and pay the entry fee.
300 persons will be allowed to participate in the half marathon (21 km 0975 m), and 700 persons in the 10 km race.
Attention! The sportsman who paid the registration fee, depending on the number of available places is considered a participant.
You can do that online with a card (Visa, Visa Electron, Maestro, Master Card), by bank transfer, in the Sporter office (Chisinau, Ion Neculce Street, No. 5) until the 28th of April or to pay for participation at the Sport Expo in Balti, on the 29th of April.
In accordance with the international rules, the participants in the half marathon and in the 10 km race will receive a start pack that includes a backpack, a T-shirt with the symbols of “Balti Half Marathon”, a start number with an electronic chip and a commemorative medal at the finish.
Throughout the route, will be placed hydration and nutrition points, where the participants will have the possibility to refresh themselves with fruit and water from the half-marathon partners.
The participation in the 2 km Fun Run will be free. Everyone is allowed to participate, regardless of age, who will receive a t-shirt with a half marathon symbol. The amount of T-shirts will be limited – 3000 pieces.
The Kids Run Day will be organized for the youngest participants, which will be held on the 29th of April on the Vasile Alexandri Square. Especially for children will be organized short distances of 200 meters. The race is absolutely free and everyone can participate in it in three different age categories: 5-6 years, 7-9 years and 10-12 years.
In addition to the competition, during three days in the city center will be held the Sport Expo or the sports exhibition – an integral part of each half marathon.
On the 29th and 30th of April, the sports companies, sports brands and partners of the event, as well the sports clubs and federations will present their services and products on the Vasile Alexandri square.
Under the frame of Sport Expo there will be a flexible system of discounts and profitable offers, as well as a range of presentations. All the visitors will have the opportunity to get a competent and professional consultation of a specialist on the point of interest right on the site.
Sporter advances the initiative to introduce the tradition of holding of an annual half-marathon in Balti.