DUSHANBE, May 13, 2011, Asia-Plus  -- A National Race Day will be held in Tajikistan on May 15.

In Dushanbe, the race route begins at the traffic police checkpoint “Chorbogh” in Varzob district and ends at Dushanbe’s hippodrome.  Therefore, this route will be closed for traffic from 8:00 am to 10:00 am, Shavkat Saidov, a spokesman for the Dushanbe mayor’s office said.   

The National Race Day is expected to start simultaneously in all cities and district 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 are supposed to take part in the race.

The National Race Day has been held in Tajikistan since 1996.  In 2008, more than 100,000 people in all regions of the country took part in this event.