Registration for UB Marathon 2023 international marathon begins

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Since 2014, the “UB Marathon” international marathon has been organized to develop running sports in Mongolia, increase the number of people interested in running, and engrain physical and mental breeding in the young generation.

This year, the marathon will be held as a day by the Governor’s Office of the capital city, Ulaanbaatar Physical Education and Sports Department, “High Payment Solutions” LLC (Hipay), and the Mongolian Athletics Association on June 3 at the Sukhbaatar Square. As in previous years, the marathon has 1,500 meters, 5,000 meters, 10 kilometers, 21 kilometers and 42 kilometers running categories. Specifically, the 1,500-meter run includes a run for families and disabled people. Full marathon or 42 kilometers is for participants over 18 years old, half marathon or 21 kilometers is for participants aged 18 to 34, 35 to 54, and over 55 years old, health run or 10 kilometers, 5,000 meters are for 12 to 17 and over 18 years old participants. Physical Education and Sports Department of the capital city gave information about UB Marathon 2023.

Head of the Physical Education and Sports Department J.Ganbold said,This year’s marathon is being expanded to a day. In other words, in order to create favorable conditions for citizens to participate in the day with their families, friends, and colleagues, it is planned to display a variety of services such as art performances, trade and services promoting a healthy lifestyle, recreation areas, and mobile food areas throughout the day. Moreover, traveling DJ sets, circus performances for children, contortion, bodybuilding shows, public dances and exercises will be organized along the marathon route. Registration for the marathon has officially begun, and athletes from Japan, France, and Kenya have registered to participate. Also, 21 and 42 kilometers running distances have been added to ensure the participation of disabled people.”

“High Payment Solutions” LLC has been working as a co-organizer of the “UB Marathon” since 2022. In this regard, Chief Digital Officer of the company A.Sukhbat said, “As part of its social responsibility, ‘High Payment Solutions’ LLC introduced RFID technology for the first time in the ‘UB Marathon 2022’ to measure the parameters of the athletes during the run, automatically take pictures of them after crossing the finish line, and send them to the registered address. This year, the service will be provided to the participants, and the successful participants will be given an online certification. Participants who have registered to run 10, 21 and 42 kilometers will be given wristbands, numbers, marathon badges, and stickers, and products such as clothes and water bottles with the marathon logo will be sold at Sukhbaatar Square.”

The online registration of the “UB Marathon 2023” international marathon will be carried out on the website and the hipay application until 5:00 p.m. on May 30. Also, the physical education and sports committees of the nine districts of the capital will be responsible for the certification of the participants and the issuing of badges for the five-kilometer distance of the marathon. But for 42, 21 and 10 kilometer distances, the registration of participants and the issuing of badges, chips, and T-shirts are being organized at the Physical Education and Sports of the Department. In addition, children and families who want to participate in the marathon on Children’s Day will be registered for free.

The organizers said that they plan to create conditions for people to show their children the benefits of playing sports, run together and spend a day full of memories. Moreover, attention on landscaping along the running route will be paid, road and kilometer markings, water distribution points of volunteers, and photoshoot spot will be established at the finish line.

Misheel Lkhasuren