About Maratonul de Craciun

1cb0744ca0b84f0fb8e843ce2e0249b2The social sport network Sporter.md decided to bring an old tradition of western countries to conduct the New Year carnival running races and to organize the first Maratonul de Craciun.

So, on the 29th of December, the Great National Assembly Square has turned into a fairytale place of various characters. Here took place the first Christmas Marathon. Participants who failed to prepare a costume had the possibility to turn into the favorite character in the Carnival laboratory where the best body-art professional worked. Bright crowd headed by bikers and cyclists moved ahead to a 3 km distance. Santas (we expected a lot of them – it was the New Year at long last), Supermen, Zorros, various animals and many other characters attracted attention of bypassers and mobile phones cameras lens.  So the first Maratonul de Craciun race was quite successful.


On the 21st December 2014 the social sport network Sporter.md supported by the Ministry of Youth and Sport carried out the second Maratonul de Craciun on the Stefan cel Mare boulevard. The total number of participants was 400.

In 2015, 1000 fairy-tale characters in carnival costumes ran at the same time across the central street of Chisinau with a great mood, because they only had to conquer 3 km, collecting all the gifts along the entire distance.

img_2903This year, the Carnival race will start on the central square of Chisinau at 12:00, and a thousand runners with gift bags wearing fabulous fairy-tale costumes must run along the main street of the capital and collect lots of gifts from the partners-elves on the course – 3 km. The main thing is to manage carrying all the collected gifts!

IMG_2913At the finish line, each participant will receive a symbolic medal, after which the voting will be held to identify three coolest images (costumes) and awarding with prizes from the partners of the race.