INTERSPORT RUN UA is helping
INTERSPORT CHARITY RUN UA has gathered over 300 participants and rose 67 000 UAH to help children in reanimation. The event took place in frames of a grand festival INTERSPORT FEST UA and its running part INTERSPORT RUN UA on September 9, on the Day of Physical Education and Sports in Kyiv.
More than 6000 runners from 12 countries participated INTERSPORT RUN UA that was a major part of the festival. Its route went through central streets of Ukraine’s capital, starting and finishing points were located in the very heart of the city – Khreshchatyk street.
"INTERSPORT RUN UA is a sport holiday that has been taking place for four years already. It unites professional athletes and amateurs. For our brand, INTERSPORT Ukraine it is important that more and more people join the race every year. That means that our work on promoting sports and healthy lifestyles in Ukraine is successful. This year we added charity element to the race for the first time. Collected funds will be used to purchase infusion pumps for the Intensive Care Department of National Children's Hospital "Охматдит" in order to help children with severe diseases. We are grateful to all those who run for sake of children, and to all the participants who inspire millions of Ukrainians to do sports and believe in their power," said Director of INTERSPORT Ukraine network Julia Maksymenko.
The dash for 2 km called INTERSPORT CHARITY RUN UA took place within the framework of the festival. Its aim was to raise funds to buy infusion pumps for the Intensive Care Department of National Children's Hospital "OHMATDYT".
There were individual runners, teams of business companies, and representatives of 10 Ukrainian mass media. Participants drew people’s attention to urgency of buying equipment for the hospital and called on to join the fundraising.
The following teams of journalists joined the run: TRK Ukraina, Priamyi kanal, 4 Kanal, NewsOne, and Oboz TV channels, Segodnya newspaper, Cosmopolitan magazine, Interfax Ukraina and Glavcom news agencies, and I&running website.
The event helped to raise 67 000 UAH.
Title partner: INTERSPORT Ukraine network of stores
General partner: Epicenter network of stores
Organizer: Run Ukraine
Charitable partner: All-Ukrainian Charitable Foundation "Krona"