The tradition continues
The tradition for the taking place of the Fourth Traditional Half-Marathon on the quay of Vardar River has continued in 2009. The continuity of this manifestation is in full credit to Non-Governmental Organization “Integrity AO” which is not stopping in organization on this event. Last year and as same as this year the event was attended by lots of competitors and also large amount of prizes were presented.
Half-marathon is an athletics discipline in running half the length of a full marathon race – 21, 0975 km. Interest in half-marathon and participating in it is growing with the years passed. One of the main reasons for it , is the challenge because the distance in half marathon is not so exhausting and does not need such endurance and commitment as the full marathon race.
For this reasons NGO “Integrity AO” have enlisted as their project this half marathon race called “Running Towards the Goal”. The race is envisioned as a halfmarathon which, starting from the year 2005 is held every year by now on the quay of Vardar River.
The continuity of this event, is dependent not only on the organizers and participants but also on the viewers who proved a great interest in this kind of events. The fun into it and also the great fellowship have made the relaxed atmosphere which altogether with the sports spirit that made this event to be one of the most interesting sporting events that are held traditionally in Skopje, Macedonia.
This First event in organization of Integrity AO granted the vision for constantly improving and upgrading the method of assessing the needs when, where, and how to approach volunteer mobilization and depending on the need or interest. This kind of vision is one of the crucial “ingredients” so the “lunch” called volunteer can be made.