On 23 April Almaty was the venue for a large-scale event: the 6th annual charity marathon in Almaty. The marathon aims to promote healthy lifestyles and socially responsible values, and provide assistance to charity funds. This year almost 13,000 people, including our colleagues from the KPMG office in Almaty, Astana, and Bishkek, took part in the marathon. Two teams from KPMG participated in the corporate relay race, outperforming another Big-4 team. 20 colleagues took part in the individual race: 11 people ran 10 km, eight people ran 21 km, and one person successfully completed the longest distance of 42 km.
"Last year, the 10 km distance seemed impossible, but today I am running a half marathon! Thanks to the organisers of the Almaty marathon for this important for the whole city event, positive emotions and especially, for the opportunity to help children with special needs," commented Nadezhda Koziyan, People Manager.
We are proud of our colleagues for their athletic achievements and for their willingness to support the charity marathon in Almaty. We thank you and wish you success in other sporting events in the future. All funds raised from the Almaty Marathon went to help 1,500 children with serious diseases.