3 October 2015

TbilisiMarathon 2015 Press Conference

On October 13, at 12:00pm the press-conference for the social project TbilisiMarathon was held at the Exhibition Center “ExpoGeorgia”, 3rd Pavilion (118 Tsereteli St., Tbilisi). 

The conference was attended by the Mayor of Tbilisi - Davit Narmania, the Minister of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia - Tariel Khechikashvili, as well as, Deputy Director of the National Tourism Administration of Georgia - Ana Kekelia, General Director of HeidelbergCement Caucasus - Michael Hampel, President of Georgian National Federation “Sport for All” - Maia Azarashvili, and the project director – Gega Burdiashvili. The social project TbilisiMarathon, organized by HeidelbergCement will be held for the fourth time on October 25th,, 2015. 

This year TbilisiMarathon will return with lots of innovations, using new format. Instead of the Tbilisi Sea, the track will be set in Tbilisi city center and the central streets will be closed especially for this event. Another novelty is that for the first time 500m run for 6-11 year old kids and 1km run for minors aged 12-15 will be organized. Participants over 16 years can compete at the half-marathon, as well as at 10km race.

Furthermore, from March 2015 TbilisiMarathon is listed as an official member of The Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS). As a result, TbilisiMarathon is the first race in Caucasus, to hold this international status. The half-marathon and 10km race will be held fairly, with full compliance to international standards, since results obtained from TbilisiMarathon will be counted with “Official Timekeeping and Data Processing” system of the traditional partner - German Company “Mika timing.

The event is organized under the aegis of Tbilisi City Hall, the Ministry of Sport and Youth Affairs of Georgia and Embassy of Germany in Georgia.

The sponsors of TbilisiMarathon 2015 are: Commerzbank, hotel “Sheraton Metekhi Palace”, SamRaan Spa, exhibition center “Expo Georgia”, David Tatishvili Sport and Rehabilitation Center Health Palace, Cinema chain „Cavea“.

  • The major partner and supporter of the event is Wissol Group. 
  • The media partners of the event are: GDS Television, Information center 11808, myvideo.ge, radio “Fortuna” and “Fortuna+”, “Netgazeti”, Palitra TV, journal “Lelo”, sportall.ge and marketer.ge.
  • TbilisiMarathon participants are insured by the insurance company IC Group.
  • The event is supported by Georgian National Tourism Administration.
  • TbilisiMarathon partners are: “Nakaduli” and “Zedazeni”, who provide mineral water and refreshments to TbilisiMarathon, journal Business Georgia, esthetic center Re-nessance, hotel “Tskaltubo Plaza”, Rooms Hotel Kazbegi, Yoga Ananda, Club 71, “Arena”, Esthetic center LaBelle, Financial Brokers Georgia,Time Georgia, hotel Kvareli Eden, Georgian National Sports (Rafting) Federation, hotel “Tetnuldi” and Dio. 

The purpose of TbilisiMarathon is to promote and establish healthy lifestyle in Georgia, as well as to share and to encourage charity and social responsibility in society. Therefore, HeidelbergCement will traditionally double the funds gathered from the registration process for TbilisMarathon 2015 and will transfer it for expansion and further development of the rehabilitation center for persons with limited abilities located in city of Rustavi. The sum raised from TbilisiMarathon 2014 through the registration process was doubled also by HeidelbergCement and 31 260 GEL was donated for building the day center for children in need in Bediani, Georgia.