They were greeted with medals and flowers at the finish. As many as 2,000 presents were given to the participants of the celebratory field and track run. The center of Minsk on March 8, 2017(International Women’s Day) was owned by women only.
The combination of speed and beauty, self-assertion and tenderness bowled some of the spectators over. Among them were husbands and children, those, who proved that spring is a celebration of smiles, fervor and health.
Vadim Devyatovskiy, chairman of the Belarusian Athletics Federation:
Belarusian women are positive, they are wonderful and sporty. Besides women from Minsk running the race, there are representatives from 36 places in Belarus and Europe. It is great that sport is popular on a day off.
The participants of the race could choose the distance of the race for themselves. The distances of two and five kilometers were covered not without weariness. The run was held with the assistance of the United Nations Fund for Population Activities in Belarus.