According to the centre, 53 volunteers from the University’s Economic and Technological College participated in the organization of the marathon. They took on two primary roles; catering and regulating and directing athletes during the race. The young people met with the runners and took pictures with them, making a lot of new acquaintances from all over Russia and – what’s most important – gaining vast experience in organizing and conducting a large-scale sporting event.
The students worked very hard to support every athlete. At the end of the event, the volunteers were invited to the medal ceremony where not only athletes were awarded but the volunteers as well. They received letters of thanks and mugs with the event’s logo, but the most valuable gift of all was the athletes’ gratitude.