Posted by: Editor | June 30, 2008

Run Race 2008 held in Bamiyan

The marathon winnersKabul:The first-ever marathon in the history of the heart of Asia, roof of world and land of civilizations, Bamiyan, was held on June 27, 2008, under the auspices of Bayat Foundation.

A large number of local people cheered the participants and enjoyed the race, which started from Airport Road, and continued along different roads until the Buddha statues near Bamyan University.

Participants from all walks of life and ages ran for 7 Km in the presence of an audience of about 15,000 people. The participants wore t-shirts, caps and towels provided by the sponsor, Afghan Wireless Communication Company. Participants from far-flung villages and other cities with best performance were awarded cash prizes of different amounts totaling, 85,000 Afg. Ten bicycles were also awarded to the top ten performers.

The audience witnessed a real thrill of joy. They were refreshed with water stalls and biscuits. The event was telecast on Ariana TV and Radio. The race, whose motto is “Say No To Drugs,” aims to raise awareness about the growing drug addiction among the youth in Afghanistan. The race has been held in various other provinces of Afghanistan, including Herat, Mazar, Kandahar and Kabul, before coming to Bamiyan.



  1. Salam ..

    Since i wasn’t lucky enough to be there at the run, i really want to se the program that Ariana Tv will send from the race…

    So does anyone know when they do that? Or have i missed it??

    -Cause i’m not home so much, so i’m afraid that i will miss the show ..

    If anyone know when it will be send, i will be really glad if they tell me..

    my mail is:


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