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Within the framework of Winter Running Games #velcombegom Belarusian fitness centres offer free admittance

Feb 5, 2018

Fitness centres in Minsk and Oblast centres from 9 to 11 February will offer free of charge services. Thus, visitors will get a chance to take advantage of fitness equipment and participate in Winer Running Games: #velcombegom by running any distance in aid to handicapped children.

It is the first time in Belarus for fitness centres to offer free hours. Anyone will be able to do sports irrespective of age, income and membership. The only condition is the password Winter Running Games: #velcobegom and a snapshot of the result. Concurrently over the course of the initiative one can visit fitness clubs as much as one wants to and alternatively check out different gyms. All kilometers covered on treadmills will be calculated and converted into “charitable” rubles.

Almost every district in Minsk will contribute into a social initiative that requires treadmills. Thus, fitness club Physics (per. Severny 17) will offer free hours on 9 and 10 February. DenSport (pr. Partizansky 6a), Max Mirnyi Center (ul.Gromova 14) and Rock Gym (ul. Nemanskaya 3) will have free admittance on 10 February. Zona531 (ul Zhukovskogo 11a) and #Fan Fizik (pr/ Dzerzhinskogo 104) expects runners on 10 and 11 February. Regular Star is free of charge on 9 February from 12pm to 2 pm.

Free admission is organized in the regions too. Sports club Adrenaline in Grodno (ul. Podolnaya 37) opens its doors on 10 and 11 February from 11am to 12 pm. In Mogilev free of charge admittance is offered on 10 February at fitness club Fox Club (pr. Schmidt 46) and Fitness City (pr. Pushkinsky 24). Gomel offers free admittance to its citizens at sport club Power (pr. Rechitsky 7a) on 10 and 11 February from 4 to 6 pm. Vitebsk expects volunteers on 10 February at fitness club X-Line (ul. Voinov-Internatsiolistov 2). Brest welcomes all runners at sports hall of Indoor track facilities (ul. Moskovskaya 151) on 10 and 11 February from 12 to 1pm.

«Numerous fitness centers have already responded to our proposal of free admittance and we urge all sport centers to make their contribution to a big-hearted initiative that does not only raises funds in aid to children but cultivates sport activities among Belarusians and inspires all those who did not think of it before, - noted Vyacheslav Smirnov, head of velcom PR. – Moreover, it will be quite easy for Belarusians to join Winter Running Games by taking a run from 9 to 11 February in aid to handicapped children. By doing something for yourself, you can help other too».

Winter Running Games are organized under the auspices of Paralympic Committee of eth Republic of Belarus from 9 to 11 February. Any Belarusian is welcome to run any distance outdoor or indoor while velcom will convert kms into roubles and forward it in aid to handicapped children. All participants will be figuratively split into two teams: those who run outdoor and indoor.All those who run outdoor shall hashtag their activity as #velcombegom or #наулице and all those who run on treadmills - #velcombegom or #взале. Every km of the winning team velcom will convert into 2 rubles, and 1 ruble for the second best team.

For participation one needs to take a run, take a snapshot of the result displayed on the treadmill screen or in any fitness app with the date and kms covered and with hashtags #velcombegom and #in the gym (for indoor runners) or #velcombegom and #outdoor (for those who run outdoor). All funds raised on the run will be transferred to two boarding schools in Molodechno for re-equipment of the stadium for handicapped children.