Vanadzor Charity Run

July 1, 2018



Arm Marathon Foundation organizes a number of running events in Armenia throughout the year. Vanadzor run is the first long-distance running event organized in Vanadzor town.

The goals of the run are:

  • Promote long-distance running in the Vanadzor and other regions of Armenia.
  • Promote healthy lifestyle and running.
  • Support charity projects.
  • Promote sports tourism in Armenia.

Vanadzor Charity Run Overview

Vanadzor Charity Run is the first long distance running event in the town of Vanadzor. The race starts in the central square of Vanadzor – Hayk square, route of the run goes through central streets of Vanadzor.

General sponsor of the run is Coca-Cola HBC Armenia with Bonaqua water. Information sponsor of the run is Fortuna TV. The race is sponsored by Sokhakyan printing. The race is organized by Arm Marathon Foundation, Armenian Caritas benevolent NGO, and TriClub multisport club. The run is supported by Vanadzor town administration.

5km run is open for runners with all abilities who are 13 years or older. 1km run is open for children 12 years or younger.


Vanadzor Charity Run is a long-distance charity running race, organized in Vanadzor, Armenia on July 1, 2018. All proceeds from runners’ registration fees are directed to help the charity cause.


  • 1km – for participants 3 to 12 years old. Children younger than 7 years old must be accompanied by parents.
  • 5 km – for participants 13 years old and older

For age limitation and age group award purposes participant’s age is determined as of December 31, 2018.


All proceeds from runners’ registrations fees are directed to help the charity cause.

  • 1km kids run – 3 000 drams
  • 5km – 5 000 drams

Participants travelling from Yerevan can joined shuttle transportation to Vanadzor for an additional fee of 3000 drams.


Entry fees are non-refundable. For inquiries please email All proceeds from runners’ registrations fees are directed to help the charity cause.


Race packs can be collected at July 1, 2018, 9:30 – 11:00, Hayk Square, Vanadzor. Participants must present a valid ID to receive their racing packs.

Start, Course, and finish

  • Start Date: July 1, 2018.
  • Start Location: Hayk square, Vanadzor, Armenia. Finish and Start location are the same.
  • Official Route of the races go along the central streets of Vanadzor.


Water station is located at the finish line. Medical Aid is available at the Start/Finish area.

Rules and regulations


Event Schedule

July 1

8:00 Buses depart from Yerevan to Vanadzor

9:30 Opening of the event in Vanadzor, start of onsite registration

10:55 Warm-up for kids

11:00 Start of 1km kids run

11:20 Warm up for 5km runners

11:30 Start of 5km Run

12:15 Award ceremony

12:30 End of run

13:00 Closing of the event, buses depart from Vanadzor to Yerevan

IMPORTANT: To receive the racing pack participants must present a valid ID. For underage participants one of the parents must be present and sign a written agreement.

Charity cause

Vanadzor Charity Run supports the financial needs of the “Little Prince” childcare centers in Vanadzor and Gavar. The purpose of the centers is to provide social and psychological services to children of financially disadvantaged families. The centers employ specialists who work with children to meet their educational needs and develop life skills.


The Arm Marathon team thanks you for your decision to volunteer at the upcoming race. Let’s make this event a real celebration for athletes, residents, and visitors of Vanadzor!

Every large and small sports event needs volunteers to make it happen, volunteers’ contribution is priceless. Our race is no exception, we count on many volunteers to help Vineyard Trail to happen.

If you are friendly and responsible, if you like helping people, and support healthy lifestyle — join us as a volunteer!

Based on our experience of previous years we see that many of our volunteers get inspired and run our follow-up races! If you are already into sports but cannot participate in the race this year for some reason, join as a volunteer — you know better than anyone else how important it is to get timely help, a cup of water or a well-deserved medal at the finish line!

Each volunteer will receive a volunteer certificate!

If you are interested in volunteering at this year’s Yerevan Half Marathon, please submit your application below. We will contact you to discuss further steps.


Vanadzor Charity Run is organized by Arm Marathon Foundation, Armenian Caritas benevolent NGO, TriClub multisport club with support of Coca-Cola HBC Armenia and Vanadzor town administration.

Our organizational team consists of professional sport event organizers, who are also enthusiasts of cyclical sports and especially running. We love running – this is probably the most important thing about us and we want our country to love it as much as we do.

Every year we work to make our events meaningful in many ways:

  1. we strive to bring the most professionalism to our events with precise routs, timing equipment and fair sportsmanship available to all participants.
  2. we want to help those in need, all our events have charity component in them.
  3. we want to bring more tourists to Armenia by offering exceptional service, through world class event organization and management.

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