With Alsu Akhmetzyanova, Head of Education, Arts and Culture Development Foundation (Uzbekistan, ITP Fellow 2019)

The Samarkand Half Marathon is an annual charity event the main aim of which is to draw public attention to the problem of accessibility and inclusiveness of cultural and art institutions, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle and developing sports tourism in Uzbekistan.

The event consists of educational and cultural programs as well as the race itself. The funds raised at the event go to the creation of accessibility, thus, last year Arts and Culture Development Foundation (ACDF) was able to purchase the special equipment needed for audio description for some of the theatres of Uzbekistan in order to create the opportunity for vision-impaired people to “watch” plays.

Samarkand Half Marathon Website