Information to Friendship marathon participants!

The VIII International Friendship Marathon will be held on the 15th of July 2018 (Sunday).

Start will be given at 8.00 pm local time in central square of Druskininkai (Lithuania), Finish is time in Grodno city (Belarus) near Stella Olympic Glory of Grodno region in the Central Sports Complex "Neman" (Kommunalnaya Street, 3).

So, if you are interested in our project and have firmly decided to be among the participants of the VIII International Friendship Marathon you need:

1. Register at the official site of the VIII International Friendship Marathon "Druskininkai - Grodno 2018“ - www.draugystesmaratonas.lt in the section "Registration".

Be careful, the participants must fill in the registration form with Latin letters in accordance with their passports. If one line of the form is not filled, the participant will not be registered.

2. Pay the entry fee.

During 7 days after registration the participants must pay starting payment in the prescribed amount. In case of correct registration and payment on time (during 7 days), the participant will be registered. Otherwise he/she is excluded from the list and is not allowed to take part in the marathon.

The entry fee is paid in the following amount:

until the 28th of February – 20 EUR

the 1st of March – the 31st of May – 25 EUR

the 1st of June – the 30th of June – 30 EUR

the 1st of July – the 10th of July – 35 EUR

Belarusian participants of the marathon can pay an entry fee in any savings bank of Belarus to the account of the Grodno regional organization of the Public Association "Belarusian Athletics Federation" (BY25 AKBB 3015 0000 1317 7400 0000, branch 400 Belarusbank, BIK AKVVVY21400, UNN 590375014 Grodno regional organization public association "Belarusian Athletics Federation", 230023, Grodno, street Ozheshko, 19) with a note "International Marathon of Friendship". Citizens of the Republic of Belarus pay an entry fee in Belarusian rubles at the official rate of the National Bank of the Republic of Belarus on the day of payment.

Marathon participants from the EU and other countries transfer money to VSI «Sportbalt» bank account LT02 7181 2000 0007 1290 Šiaulių bankas, Lietuva. SWIFT CBSBLT26

In case of refusal to participate the entry fee is not refundable.

3. To execute documents for visa.

Dear runners, watch out!

Participants of the marathon must have a valid passport to come in the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Lithuania. Marathon organizers can assist in receiving visa. The competent authorities of both countries apply to embassies and consulates of the countries to receive a one-time visa to participate in the marathon. Organizers do not guarantee the receiving of visas but they’ll make efforts. (In 2011-2017 thanks to the attention of embassy and consular services of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Lithuania for all marathon participants were open single-entry visas free of charge).

Participants who haven’t visa must register before the 1 of July 2018. They need to apply to the organizing committee of the marathon with a request to receive visa. If you apply later than the 1th of July, the organizing committee will not assist in receiving visa.

The registration of visas for participants from Belarus, Russian Federation and Ukraine is carried out in the embassies and consulates of the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Lithuania. Participants who haven’t visas prepare, apply and receive documents themselves. It is done for their own money. Marathon organizers negotiate visa procedure with the competent authorities of both States.

Participants should arrive at the embassies and consulates of countries to receive a one-time visa. Time of arrival will be informed later.

The question of visa and entrance to Belarus for participants from USA, Great Britain and European Union will solve on 14th of July in Druskininkai, during the registration to marathon start. Visa is free. Participant should be registered, pay fee and send copy of page with photo from his passport before 1st of July on email: sportbalt@gmail.com

4.  In case of need, to book a hotel from the 14th to the 15th of July 2018 in Druskininkai, or from the 15th to the 16th of July 2018 in Grodno.

Participants who wish to stay in hotels from the 14th to the 15th of July 2018 in Druskininkai, or from the 15th to the 16th of July 2018 in Grodno, is required before the1st of June, 2018 contact the organizing committee. The organizing committee will try to assist in placing participants in hotels of different classes. Accommodation in the gym is possible upon prior request (you should have a sleeping bag).

If you want to stay in hotels in Druskininkai, use this e-mail: sportbalt@gmail.com

On the questions of participants’ accommodation in Grodno refer to us by e-mail: grodnooblsport1@mail.ru or artjushka@rambler.ru , or call by phone number: +375 152 743573, +375 29 7826014 (Podruchnaya Irina), +375 152 743525, + 375 29 7879714 (Artiushevskaya Galina).

5. Be registered and receive the starting documents on the 14th of July 2018 in Druskininkai.

Registration is done only with a personal submission of documents. Others authorized persons will not be allowed to register. On the marathon day the registration is not available.

Registration will take place on the 14th of July, from 12.00 to 20.00 hours local time in Druskininkai (Lithuania), Vilnius alley,

On arrival at the registration, participants sign that they are responsible for their health themselves.

6. Come to the starting place on the 15th of July 2018 no later than 7:00 pm.

Marathon participants are required to arrive at place of start on the 15th of July 2018 from 6.30 a.m. to 7.00 a.m. (local time) in the central square of  Druskininkai (Lithuania), Vilnius alley, 24 for passing the border and customs control. Set by the organizers place is a temporary customs and border zone. Output in the passage of border and customs control without accompaniment border services is prohibited. There are changing rooms and toilets in this area. A workout can be done there.

Start is at 8.00 a.m.

7. Run the marathon.

In the marathon route will be set out distance markers at kilometers 1, 5, 10, 15, 20, 21,1 (half marathon), 25, 30, 35, 40 and eating points at 5, 10, 15, 18, 20, 23, 25, 28, 30, 33, 35, 38, 40 kilometers of the distance. On eating stations for participants will be offered the drinking still water, energy drinks and fruit. At 20 and 30 km will be installed toilets. On the marathon track will work four ambulances with staff, one of them will be directed after the last runner. Also after the last competitor will be following the bus, to the finish line.

8. Finish the race successfully, get a commemorative medal of Friendship marathon and souvenirs, and pass the passport control and customs, to come to the concert shows and awards.

At the finish of marathon participants pass the border and customs controls and get passports. If necessary, get medical help. Participants will be provided with locker rooms and showers.

A festive concert show  and rewarding program will be organized at the stadium of the “Central Sport Complex “Neman” city of Grodno, Kommunalnaya st., 3 (Belarus) after the end of the marathon. We invite all participants. The official ceremony of awarding of the winners of marathon will start from 13.00 (awarded in the absolute priority) and will continue until 16.00 (local time).

9. Be more attentive to the information about Friendship marathon.

In the process of organizing and holding of marathon changes and additions are possible. Watch carefully for the messages of the organizing committee, which will be posted on the official website of the International  Friendship Marathon - www.draugystesmaratonas.lt. or will be informed at the time of the competition.

Wish you good luck!

Forward to seeing you on the 15th of July 2018 at the Vlll International Friendship Marathon!

If you have questions, please contact with us by phone or email (all contacts are accessible on the our official website)

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