The annual charity run of the Russian Red Cross Running Ahead of Emergency Situations will take place on the Square of Industry at VDNH on 15 May 2021. It will bring together about 1,000 runners. Please register in advance to attend the event.
The name of the race—Running Ahead of Emergency Situations—defines its goal. The event is part of the national project Demography. It aims to raise funds for the humanitarian reserves of the Russian regions with an increased risk of emergencies. Such reserves will make it possible to provide basic necessities to people affected by emergencies (fires, annual spring high water, floods, industrial disasters etc.) as fast as possible.
The participants of the charity run need to pay a registration fee. The Russian Red Cross will use all the proceeds to help people.
Runners will be able to choose between several distances: 10 km and 5 km for adults, 1 km for teenagers and 500 m for children. The routes will pass through the picturesque VDNH areas around the Cosmonautics and Aviation Centre and in the Landscape Park. All adult participants will receive beautiful commemorative T-shirts and medals. Children will receive souvenirs, medals and sweets.
The date of the run coincides with the birthday of the oldest humanitarian organisation. On 15 May, the Russian Red Cross celebrates its 154th anniversary.
Russia faces emergency situations every year. At the moment, snow is actively melting in many regions of Russia, which may lead to high water and the flooding of settlements. Up to 5,000 settlements with a population of about 1.5 million people may suffer as a result of spring floods. This is why the Russian Red Cross is creating humanitarian aid reserves at the warehouses of its regional offices in the regions with a high risk of emergencies.
You can also support the initiative in a different way by making a donation through the button I'm Not Running, But I'll Help! on the registration page of the Running Ahead of Emergency Situations run. There you can also find the rules of the run (a medical certificate is required), route schemes and competition regulations.