On 13th September 2015, the British Kazakh Society organised a charity marathon in Astana. The event was held with the support of the Rotary club of Astana.
“BKS Air Astana Marathon 2015” was attended by over 500 athletes, more than 100 of which were foreign athletes from 18 countries. Participating in the event were both the Prime Minister of Kazakhstan, Karim Massimov, and the Mayor of Astana, Adilbek Dzhaksybekov, demonstrating the importance of the event.
Participants had to pay for their place to run and all the money collected is to be allocated to projects of the Foundation “AYALA”. The British-Kazakh Society (BKS) has been organising such events for several years in both Almaty and London. This was, however, the first marathon held in Astana. The Marathon consisted of four distances: 5 km and 10 km, 21 km and 97.5 km.