On June 24, 2011 AIRC “America Borboru”, Kant American Corner and American Music Center conducted “ACKG marathon” giving out publications, books and brochures in order to spread out a word about American Corners and Centers in Kyrgyzstan, its resources and programs.
The event was conducted at the Alley of youth (downtown Bishkek) the space between two major universities Kyrgyz National University and International University in Kyrgyzstan. Over 100 people were passing by the marathon, getting answers for their questions and taking printed materials.
Christian Wright, Press Attache of the US Embassy in Kyrgyzstan opened the event. The US Embassy representatives Zenia Boswell and Marcus Peverill held various contests like “the best line-dance”, “short questions on the USA” and “Frisbee”. The winners were awarded with small gifts. This marathon will be continued in other regions hosting American Corners throughout Kyrgyzstan.