• Andrey Bocharov supported charitable colour run


Andrey Bocharov supported charitable colour run


Andrey Bocharov, Governor of Volgograd region supported the initiative of Yelena Isinbaeva Charitable foundation to hold a charitable colour run in Volgograd. He transferred his days’ wage as a registration fee to the fond’s account.

“We should raise future champions since they are young and develop mass sport. Many Olympic champions are from Volgograd region and big sportsmen are born from mass sport, that’s why the Olympic movement is impossible without the development of mass sport.” – Bocharov underlined.

Yelena Isinbaeva Charity foundation with the support of the programme “Athletics for a better world” of the International Association of Athletics Federations will hold a unique sports event in Volgograd – charitable colour run. The event will take place 18 October 2015 at 11:00 in Tsentralniy district.

Besides Yelena Isinbaeva, president of the fund and two-time Olympic champion, other Olympic gold medallists will take part in the colour run: Tatiana Lebedeva, Maksim Opalev, Yelena Slesarenko and Larisa Ilichenko. Also, sportsmen from Central Army Sports Club headed by Colonel Mikhail Barishev, president of CSKA will come from Moscow to participate in the event.

Olympic champion Tatiana Lebedeva said:” We invite all followers and lovers of healthy life style to come to participate with their friends and families! You will greatly enjoy the race and fill your day with positive emotions! But the most important thing is that you will recharge your batteries and get inspiration for new achievement. Toe the starting line!”

According to another Olympic champion Yelena Slesarenko, “Only we together with you, through the example of our own careers, can promote love of sport, healthy life style and mutual help to children. Together we can achieve a lot!”.

The aim of the charitable run is to attract the population to doing regular sports exercises and to attract people to charitable activity in general and to socially important projects of Yelena Isinbaeva Charity Foundation in particular: all the raised money (registration fees) will be used for organisation and holding of sports events for children who have health problems and who study in special boarding school of Volgograd region.

Anyone who is 14 and older can participate in the event. For participation you need to register on the fund’s web page, donate not less than 500 rubles (for students) and not less than 1000 rubles for others for each participant to the operating account of the fund and start preparation for the run.

The distance of the run is 5200 metres and it will go from Upper terrace of the Central embankment , through the park zone in Chuikova street, to the monument dedicated to Marshal Rokossovskiy and back. At each kilometre there will be a colourful firework of ecologically clean, dry, natural paints. Each kilometre has its colour.

All registered participants will receive a start package which includes a bib number and other souvenirs.

Together we can achieve a lot!