A Run in Support of Ukraine in New York

by Olha Povaliaieva
Monday, August 22, 2022
A Run in Support of Ukraine in New York

On August 21, a marathon in Ukrainian vyshyvankas was held in Central park for the Independence Day of Ukraine and the half-year anniversary of the war

The Ukrainian running club of New York is holding marathons in support of Ukraine for the seventh time. On August 21, a race in New York's Central park dedicated to the Independence Day of Ukraine (which will be held in Ukraine on August 24 — ed.). Starting from the Ukrainian Institute, the participants in vyshyvankas (Ukrainian embroidered garments) ran 2.5 miles. Children also participated in the marathon: they dedicated a 100-meter race to Ukraine.

According to the founder of the Ukrainian running club of New York, Anna Shpuk, in addition to NY, on the same day, a race in embroidered shoes in support of Ukraine took place in several cities worldwide. Anyone willing could make a charitable contribution and participate in the marathon. The funds will be transferred to the needs of Ukrainians who suffered from Russian aggression.

"In addition, our goal is to again draw the public's attention to Ukraine in connection with our national holiday, as well as the 6-month anniversary of the full-scale Russian war against Ukraine," Anna Shpuk.

We remind you that vyshyvanka is a traditional national Ukrainian garment made of natural cloth with colourful embroidery.

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