THE CHRISTMAS RACE
Such Christmas Race is organized already for the 40th time. Many years the race was called as the “New Year Race”, however, since the Independency was recovered, the event schedule often matched to Christmas time, thus the new title – the Christmas Race – emerged.
The first race was held in 1975 in order all the enthusiasts could celebrate the New Years among the affinities. 77 runners took part in the race. The idea of the race has not changed even today. Hundreds of enthusiasts gather together for the last time in the passing year to greet their friend and affinities and some – hungry for game – to compete.
This year, runners can run 12 or 6 kilometers or choose a relay race event and four people run 3 kilometers each. The little ones will compete in “Dwarf Race” running 500 meters. The participants will start and finish in the Town Hall Square.
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