On December 18 Chisinau turned into a Christmas tale. On this amazing winter day, a thousand of people put on their carnival costumes and ran the 3 km of this magical distance over the main boulevard of the Moldovan capital. The fourth race “Maratonul de Crăciun” gave lots of joy and happiness to the amateur sportsmen, professionals and families.
The organizers of the race were: Sporter organization and Mama.md website.
All the money collected for “Maratonul de Crăciun” registration fees will be transferred for the treatment of the 11 years old Maxim Gavrilenco, who has been chained to the hospital bed for 6 years due to a childhood accident.
The registration, start kit and christmas hats issuing began in early morning. By 11:30 in the main square of Chisinau already crowded lots of fairy-tale characters. During the preparations, dance clubs and Moldovan singers performed on the stage. The right mood before the start was created by the songs of such artists, as Jasmina, Anastasia Barbă and Anişoara Volînschi.
Besides the music interprets, on the stage performed the dance clubs Dallas and Black & White Dance Center, who held an amazing flashmob for participants. And before the warm up, the guys from Street Workout Chisinau entertained the public with an incredible show of force on the bar.
At 11:45 the fitness instructors of Fitness Doza club held a hot warm-up before the start. After these hot exercises, the president of Simpals company, Dmitrii Voloshin, had an inspiring speech.
At 12:00 all together ran to gather the gifts, following the marshal-bikers…
Every participant had a box for gifts, which were offered by the general partner of the Carnival race – Mentor Express. Fairy-tale characters ran over Ștefan cel Mare boulevard and gathered lots of pleasant surprises from the partners of the race on each intersection, beginning with the central square.
Пробежав все партнерские точки, спортсмены собрали подарки от Fitness Doza, Papermax, Tucano Coffee, Naturalis, Tess, Sporter, Letto, Green Hills (в двух точках), Colombus и McDonald’s.
After running over all the partner points, the sportsmen took gifts from Fitness Doza, Papermax, Tucano Coffee, Naturalis, Tess, Sporter, Letto, Green Hills (in two points), Colombus and McDonald’s.
By the way, Oriflame treated everyone to a tasty soup right in the square.
In one of the points everyone got a participation diploma, and on the finish a commemorative medal of the Carnival race from Dulcinella.
When all the participants finished, from the stage were held several contests by Mama.md, VideoSecrurity and the costume contest by Mentor Express. In the first contest named ”A winter fairy-tale” was determined the winner in the nomination ”A child drawing, where he pictures a character he would like to be on New Year!”, that was held on Mama.md website.
About 30 people in masquerade costumes participated in the costume contest by Mentor Express. Among them were determined the winners of the best men’s, women’s and family costumes. The lucky ones got presents from partners.
Among men the best one was Grinch, the stealer of Christmas.
Among women the winner was the Christmas tree.
And the winner of best family costume was decided by the crowd to be the Firefighters Family.
At the end, some Moldovan artists performed on the stage with incendiary songs. They were: Radu Duminica and Diana Brescan.
The Sporter.md team thanks everyone who helped with the organization of this race, volunteers, partners of the event, singers, dancers, Chisinau Patrol Police, and, of course, the participants of the fourth Carnival race 2016.
We tried to give you a Christmas mood by this carnival holiday. Thank you for appreciating and supporting our efforts in the development of amateur sport in our country through organization of such mass events.
We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!