DUSHANBE, May 13, 2009, Asia-Plus  -- A National Race Day will open a Week of Youth of Tajikistan on May 17, according to the Committee for Youth, Sports and Tourism Affairs.

The National Race Day will start simultaneously in all cities and districts centers across the country.  In Dushanbe, sports veterans, disabled people, students, entrepreneurs as well as representatives of diplomatic missions and international organizations active in the country will take part in the race.

The National Race Day has been held in Tajikistan since 1996.  Last year, more than 100,000 people in all regions of the country took part in this event.