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Running is a great way to bust a bad mood, get more energy for work, renew your creative energies, and meet friends and like-minded people.

Run √25, the first running race organized by HSE, will take place on May 28 at Gorky Park. We are 25, and we’ll run 5 km together on our anniversary (or rather, our anti-versary) along Pushkinskaya Naberezhnaya, from the Green Theatre to Luzhnetsky Bridge, and back again. We will run from the darkness of ignorance, breathtaking stupidity, and bad grades as fast as we can.

HSE students, staff and graduates, as well as everyone who loves to run, are invited to share in our celebration and help us launch this new running tradition at HSE.

Warning

HSE doesn’t bear responsibility if half a year after you run your first five kilometers you find yourself at the start of the Moscow (or Berlin, or even New York City) marathon, nervously awaiting the start of your first full marathon. Big things start small!

 

Terms of participation

Participation is free. We don’t require a medical certificate, as is usually the case at marathons, but we hope that you’ll assess your medical state rationally. This is why we ask our participants to read the run rules, as well as the participant form, which you will need to complete when you get your start kit.

Individuals aged 14 years and older are allowed to participate in the run.

 Application Form (DOC, 37 Кб)

 ParentGuardian (Legal Representative) Consent Form for Minors Under the Age of 18 (DOCX, 19 Кб)

 Five Kilometre (5K) Race Competition Rules (DOCX, 24 Кб)

Important info

Start: noon

Start area opens: 10.00 am

Registration is required for participation in the run. Registration is available online

Registration on the day of the event will be available from 10 am to 11 am.


Handout of start kits

Starter kits will be handed out in advance. They will be available on May 25th and 26th, from 10 am to 8 pm, and on May 27th, from 12 pm to 6 pm at the HSE building on 18 Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, 5th floor, right wing (HSE Office of Public Relations).

 

To get a starter kit, participants will need to:

  • Show ID confirming their identity and age;
  • Complete the registration form.

 

If you are not able to get a starter kit in advance, you will have an opportunity to get one on the day of the event, from 10 am till noon, after showing your ID and completing the form.

Combine running with anything

Running is the most flexible sport. You can run anywhere, anytime. Running can fit into the most busy work or student schedule. At least, HSE students find time for it.

Recommendations:

If you’ve never run 5 km before, we’re inviting you to do it together with us. You have two weeks. Assign three days a week (two at least, or walk in a park on Sunday at least J). Try running 500 m at a speed when you can talk and breathe freely. If you have no one to talk to, turn on a foreign language podcast, and repeat the phrases. Then,walk 500 m fast. Repeat this combination (500 m running, 500 m fast walking) three, four, or five times, so that you get three, four, or five kilometers as a result.