Chisinau Marathon became an associate member of the AIMS

marathon_aims_enGreat news!

The International Chisinau Marathon has received the official status of AIMS, becoming a member of the International Association of marathons and distant races.

AIMS is the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, bringing together more than 400 marathons and races from 120 countries, the 121st member of which became the Republic of Moldova.

The goals of AIMS are:

  • – Development and promotion of long-distance races worldwide
  • – Working with the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) on all matters, related to international races on tracks
  • – Exchange of information, knowledge and experience between members of the association.

An important step towards the enrollment and full cooperation with the AIMS was the track measurement of the Chisinau Marathon by the International Association, which was held on January 12, 2016. The measurement of the marathon track was performed by the official representative of the AIMS, an Italian, Paolo Ottone.

IMG_3926In January, Paolo visited Chisinau and together with the Sporter team, as well as the representative of the Moldovan Athletics Federation, Ion Frunza, carried out the measuring of the Marathon route along the central streets of Chisinau.

For a runner, the quality of the road and the exact distance of the marathon, half-marathon or 10 kilometers distance are at the first place by the importance, so such tests and measurements of the route are carried out. Chisinau Marathon 2016 will be held according to the rules and standards of AIMS. Paolo Ottone will visit Chisinau again in April, when the second International Chisinau Marathon will be held to conduct additional measurements, for the sake of accuracy and greater confidence on the work done. And during the marathon, he will be following the technical moments of the race, as well as assisting in holding the marathon in compliance with all AIMS standards at a high level.

In support, we offer you watching the official letter of acceptance of the International Chisinau Marathon in the AIMS.


Now the International Chisinau Marathon 2016 is listed in the official calendar of the AIMS.

We remind you that the second International Chisinau Marathon will be held on April 17, 2016, in the center of Chisinau, with the distances of 42 km, 21 km, 10 km and 3 km.

Registration is available on the website: