Arm Marathon Foundation organizes a number of running events in Armenia throughout the year. Converse Bank Yerevan Spring Run is the first event of the year on April 29, 2018, opening the running season. What is important to know about the run:
- fully charity event, all runner proceeds will go to help children with cerebral palsy
- aimed to promote healthy lifestyle
- aimed to promote sports tourism
- open to runners with all abilities, distances from 1km for kids to 10km
- measured by MyLaps professional timing equipment.
Converse Bank Yerevan Spring Run
at a Glance
Converse Bank Yerevan Spring Run is a charity running event organized in Yerevan at the end of April - beginning of May. Organizers of the event include Arm Marathon Foundation, Armenian Mothers NGO, Yerevan City Administration. Converse Bank is the General Sponsor of the Yerevan Spring Run 2018.
All proceeds from runner registrations from Converse Bank Yerevan Spring Run are donated to Armenian Mothers NGO, a non-profit organization, helping children with cerebral palsy and their families. In 2018 all proceeds will be donated to organize rehabilitation procedures for children based on ADELI method and acquire special rehab costumes.
Converse Bank Yerevan Spring Run is organized in one of the most beautiful parts of Yerevan, Hrazdan River Gorge. 5km, 10km and Relay runs are measure with precise timing equipment (Mylaps).
Event is open to runners of all abilities, they can choose from one of the four distances:
- 1km kids run - for children on 3 to 12 years (children under 7 years must be accompanied by parents)
- 5km - for runners 13 years old and older
- 10km - for runners 16 years old and older
- 4*2,5km Relay run - team run, for runners 13 years old and older
We organize Yerevan Spring Run together with "Armenian Mothers" NGO, to help children with cerebral palsy to get necessary medial treatment and rehabilitation. "Armenian Mothers" NGO is operating since 2012 and has helped more than 270 children and their families. The NGO helps by providing special rehabilitation procedures, physical trainings, it provides with special orthopedic shoes and home training equipment to help children develop their abilities. Often such children come from financialy disadvantaged families, very often with only one parent, where the parent has to stay home full-time to take care of the child. Armenian Mothers NGO, not only helps with rehabilitation treatment, but also strives to create opportunities for parents to learn new professions and skills, find employment, which they could combine with childcare.
The goal of 2018 Converse Bank Yerevan Spring Run is to organize treatment for children of the center under special methodology called ADELI, and acquire rehab costumes. ADELI costumes are considered as one of the most efficient treatments for developing abiliities of children with cerebral palsy.