This year, Dushanbe hosts the 12th international half-marathon dedicated to the Tajik Capital City Day

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This year’s event will be the twelfth edition of the race. According to the Dushanbe mayor’s office, representatives of all regions of the country will participate in this race. Besides, athletes from Dushanbe’s sister cities have been invited to participate in the upcoming half-marathon.

The Dushanbe Development Fund has allocated 611,530 somonis for organization and support of this event.

The Dushanbe International Hal-Marathon is the main event to celebrate the Tajik Capital City Day. The Capital City Day is marked in Tajikistan on the third Saturday of April, and this year, it will be marked on April 16.

The first Dushanbe International Half-Marathon (21.097 kilometers) took place in April 2010 and athletes from 14 Dushanbe’s sister cities participated in that race.

In 2013, the Dushanbe half-marathon has been added to the calendar of games of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS)

Meanwhile, a number of cultural activities will be carried out in the Tajik capital on April 15 and 16.

Source: Asia-Plus