The "Derzhavinskaya Mile" took place in Tambov for the fourth time. Athletic cross brought together students, teachers, employees and graduates of TSU. Tambov residents, guests from foreign countries, representatives of 14 regions of Russia: Moscow and Moscow region, Belgorod, Voronezh, Lipetsk, Murmansk, Orenburg, the Republic of Karelia also took part in the race.
- l run the "Derzhavinskaya mile" with my family. I am talking not only about a large and friendly university family, but also about mine. I registered with my daughter at a distance of 10 km. We got an excellent charge of energy," - says TSU rector Vladimir Stromov. - Our university will always be the territory of sport and victories. During all its rich history TSU managed to become a real center of sports life in Tambov region, to educate excellent sportsmen and coaches. We develop ourselves, we develop the Derzhavin university, we develop the region.
- I take part in the "Derzhavinskaya mile" every year. This time I was the first in my age group and the first in the absolute championship at the distance of 21.1 km. Such a distance is quite difficult to run, but I believed in myself," - says TSU student from India Kartik Karkera. - For me "Derzhavinskaya mile" is a special competition, because I started running here at the university. Thanks TSU for this opportunity.
The organizers of the cross prepared a concert and entertainment program. All participants were also able to eat in the field kitchen.
The holiday ended with a celebration of the winners. The awards were handed over by the rector of TSU Vladimir Stromov.