The first night race in the history of Sarajevo

„Merkur Run4Lifestyle“ brought together 700 runners

Date of publication: 19.05.2017

On May 19, 2017 some 700 sports fans from around BiH and the region took part in the first night race in the history of Sarajevo, „Merkur Run4Lifestyle“. The race was organized by the Marathon Sarajevo Association, with Vienna osiguranje (former: Merkur BH osiguranje) as the general sponsor, with the objective of promoting healthy habits and lifestyle.  

The 10 km long route started from BBI center and led through the most beautiful parts of Sarajevo: Maršala Tita, Musala, Obala Kulina bana, Vijećnica, Sebilj, Vječna vatra, BBI center.

The executive director of Vienna osiguranje, Borislav Doder, greeted the participants thanking them for promoting, through their own examples, the idea of health and healthy lifestyles, which is the Vienna osiguranje business philosophy summarized in the slogan „Today for Your Tomorrow“. Mr. Doder had the honor of opening the race and presenting the awards to: Osman Junuzović (32:31.00), the winner, Srđan Samardžić (34:05.11), who finished the race the second, and Božidar Vujić (34:13.20), who finished the race third in the men's category, and Lucija Kimani (40:45.11), the winner, Adela Čomor (42:51.10), who finished the race the second and Alma Hrnjić (44:15.00), who finished the women’s race the third.

The event lacked no fun, which was provided by local DJs, and the fact the race was held during night gave it special charm the runners have never experienced before.

The project was supported by numerous other sponsors, and as directs partners of Vienna osiguranje, the support was also provided by Sberbank and Sparkasse Bank from the banking sector, as well as the Fress company, Polyclinic Atrijum, and brands Bata and Navigare.