On 3 April, all subjects of the Russian Federation will host the All-Russian campaign, 10,000 Steps to Life, dedicated to World Health Day (celebrated annually on 7 April). This year, VDNH traditionally will be the central venue for this event again, which is open to all visitors. The motto of the project is 'The health of the planet is our health!'
The route of the healthн walk will go through the territory of VDNH, Botanical Garden and Ostankino Park. This year's World Health Day, timed to coincide with the 10,000 Steps to Life campaign, is dedicated to the ecology of our planet and the well-being of mankind.
Leo Bokeria, a famous cardiac surgeon, president of the League of the Nation's Health and academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences will start the campaign. The healthy walk will be attended by Oleg Salagay, Deputy Minister of Health of Russia, Odes Baysultanov, Deputy Minister of Sports of Russia, Yury Arkharov, Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy, Yury Borzakovsky, Russian athlete and Olympic champion, Alexey Voyevoda, Russian bobsleigh driver and arm wrestler, two-time Olympic champion, Maria Kiseleva, Russian synchronised swimmer, three-time Olympic champion, Moscow City Duma deputy, Maria Paseka, four-time Olympic champion in artistic gymnastics and other famous persons.
Guests will gather at 10:30 a.m. near the Main Entrance Arch of VDNH (Northern loop of the Ring Road). Before the start of the campaign, specialists will measure the pulse and blood pressure of the participants, and volunteers of the League of the Nation's Health will give instructions. At 11:00–11:30 a.m., there will be an exercise session with famous athletes. From 11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., there will be a flashmob #PassingTheHeart and switchover within the framework of the All-Russian project, The Route of Health—To Each Municipality. At 12:00 p.m., there is the beginning of the healthy walk, at 2:00 p.m.—the issuance of certificates of participants in pavilion No 10 of VDNH. To get them, the registration in advance is required.
In addition, from 2 to 3 April, the Health for All exhibition will be held for the second time in pavilion No 10 at VDNH. It took place in April 2021 for the first time. Visitors will be presented with high-tech equipment for body testing, preventive health products, cosmetics and food health products, juices and phytoproducts based on natural raw materials.
10,000 Steps to Life All-Russian campaign is supported by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Sports of Russia (within the Sports—The Way of Life federal project). The project in the capital is supported by Moscow City Government. The event was organised on World Heart Day in September 2015 at VDNH for the first time. In 2021, about 1 million Russians joined it.
VDNH is one of the venues for people striving to lead a healthy lifestyle. For example, a walkout zone for visitors to VDNH is open all year round to the right of the entrance to the Botanical Garden and an area with fitness equipment in Ostankino Park.