On July 5, 2017 The Emerald Hotel of Saint Petersburg housed the press conference dedicated to the XVIII Tricolor TV White Nights International Marathon.
The press conference was attended by Deputy Chairman of the Committee for physical education and sport of Saint Petersburg Aleksandr Perelman, Director of TRICOLOR TV Marathon Mikhail Kochetkov, PR Director of Tricolor TV Elizaveta Kapralova and representatives of the companies sponsoring the marathon.
It is already known that representatives of 65 countries, 73 subjects of the Russian Federation (534 cities and towns) will take part in the marathon which will be held on July 9, 2017. The runners include 5,521 males and 3,638 females. The oldest participant is 87 years, the youngest is 15 (the average age is 34 years).
9,350 participants have registered for the event: 5,787 people for the distance of 10 km and 3,563 participants for the distance of 42.2 km.
Those who will be unable to attend the marathon will be able to see the direct broadcasting on MATCH! federal channel. The broadcasting will start at 07:50 a.m. The marathon will start at 08:00 a.m.
From left to right: General Manager of the TRICOLOR TV White Nights marathon Anton Uyk, Mikhail Kochetkov, Elizaveta Kapralova and Aleksandr Perelman
The TRICOLOR TV White Nights marathon has been included in the TOP 10 of the single calendar of events of Saint Petersburg made by the Committee for tourism development of Saint Petersburg.
Over 20 thousand spectators annually come to the Palace Square to support the runners and help them win a victory over the marathon and themselves. The organizers of the marathon have also prepared a number of events for them. For example, right after the start, at 09:30 a.m., the fans will be able to participate in the Morning Exercises with Tricolor TV which will be conducted by popular fitness bloggers at the stage of the marathon or take a commemorative photo in a specially organized photo zone.