On May 26, 20,000 runners celebrated Kiev Day in the 27th annual "Chestnut Run" at Kiev’s Independence Square. The record number of participants – including adults, children and even four-legged athletes – ran with one goal: to raise as much money as possible for children with heart disease.
Andrei Kleshch, Head of AsstrA Liquid Cargo Logistics, shares his impressions:
“The sense of unity shared by 20,000 people gave me goose bumps. Tremendous cheering and waving began at the start line and lasted all the way to the finish line. People were united in sport and a desire to help. This was my first time to run, but I am going to join this race again next year."
Sales specialist Elena Mikhajlova adds:
“The excellent mood of the participants, the decoration of the track, and the sunny weather all created a festive atmosphere. This is my second time in the “Chestnut Run” and I will definitely continue this tradition.”
“The best part is that you get an opportunity to help children by taking part in the race. This year the event raised more than 4,000,000 UAH to buy necessary equipment and supplies for the Center for Pediatric Cardiology and Cardiac Surgery. This year I ran for the third time and I am always happy see families come out to support the runners. Friends, relatives, and even pets supported the AsstrA Running Team! That’s because the organizers have added a new race to the schedule – a run with dogs,” says Tatyana Tuzhik, Chief Accountant at AsstrA Ukraine.