The 5,000-meter Run Kuban track-and-field race was held in Krasnodar, the press service of the city administration reports. Usually it is held on Krasnaya Street, but this year the event was held at the Kuban stadium. The five-kilometer marathon was run by the Minister of Physical Culture and Sports of the region Alexei Chernov. The head of Krasnodar, Evgeny Pervyshov, took part in the 800 m race together with his son. According to the head of the city, such races are an excellent opportunity to interest children in sports, to infect the excitement of sports competitions.
Separate marathons were organized for children in different age groups. The distance for minors is 800 meters. The guys started separately by age: up to six years old, from seven to ten years old, and from eleven to fourteen years old. Athletes note that races strengthen the muscles of the legs and core, develop the heart, and make the blood circulate faster throughout the body.