The Annual International Charity Race Samarkand Half Marathon will take place on the 1st November 2020!

The theme of this year’s half marathon concerns the possibilities of people with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the problem of access to cultural and art objects for this category of people. The event will address the issues of creating an inclusive environment for people with autism and the possibility of their integration into the social, cultural and public life of Uzbekistan. The funds raised from the Samarkand Half Marathon will be used to create a children’s art studio in one of the boarding schools in Uzbekistan for the children with autism.

Due to epidemiological measures in the country, this year’s Samarkand Half Marathon is planned to be held in the virtual race format, which will give participants the freedom to choose locations and distances around the world. A Nordic walking competition and a Children’s race have been added to the Half Marathon program. The main battle for the championship will unfold among running clubs, countries and cities.

Educational and cultural programs will be organized on the official website of the Half Marathon. Representatives of the National Autistic Society (UK) will hold online lectures for parents of children with autism, and experts from the British Museum will talk in detail about their Early Morning Explorers initiative. A series of online discussions, webinars and master classes will be held with the support of the Friendly Environment project (Russia). A film program developed in collaboration with the Beat Film Festival will also be presented.

You can register for the event on the website at: www.samarkandhalfmarathon.uz