19 December 2022

The Winter Run is expected to open the year of runs and big sports event – Almaty Marathon 2023 slated for 1 October.

On 19 December, we opened registration for the Winter Run – the first running event in the coming year from “Courage to be the First” Corporate Fund, which is scheduled for 19 February 2023

Venue: Nurly Tau Business Centre, along Al Farabi Ave.


  • 10 km (over 15 years old)
  • 7-km Nordic Walking (over 15 years old)
  • 3 km (10-14 years old)

“By annual tradition, we open the running season in February with the Winter Run, which takes place along the steep and beloved by many runners route along Al-Farabi Avenue,” says Saltanat Kazybayeva, Director of “Courage to be the First” CF. “This season, we wish all runners personal victories, new records broken and a lot of motivation. Our team is looking forward to welcoming you at our start line.”

Registration and payment are available at almaty-marathon.kz. The cost of participation is 7,000 KZT for the 10-km distance and 7-km Nordic Walking; 5,000 KZT for children’s 3-km distance. Registration will be closed on 16 February or when the particular total number of participants is reached.

All runners who complete their distances will receive a finisher’s medal. Three winners among girls and boys for the 3-km distance, and winners in the age categories for the 10-km distance will be awarded medals, diplomas and gifts from partners. The overall winners among women and men for the 10-km distance will be awarded cash vouchers in addition to the main gifts.

In 2023, “Courage to be the First” Corporate Fund plans to hold traditional running competitions. They are seasonal runs: Winter Run, Summer Run and City Run, Almaty Half Marathon, and the most anticipated event of the year – Almaty Marathon, and some others. For more events, please visit social media of the Almaty Marathon. Registration for all events will take place at almaty-marathon.kz.

For reference, in 2022, “Courage to be the First” Corporate Fund arranged running events for the first time outside Almaty, that is in Astana and Turkestan. The Turkistan Marathon and the Astana Half Marathon will also take place in 2023.

Password recovery