Some 20 thousand people ran 5 kilometers.
On Saturday, the Cross the Nation running festival was held in St. Petersburg. About 20,000 people took part in the event running 5 kilometers along the city streets and embankments. To participate, one did not have to be a professional sportsman, but just a running enthusiast.
The first Cross the Nation event took place in 2004. Now such running festivals are held nationwide. The aim is to popularize sports and healthy lifestyle.