I am Trabzon Half Marathon as President of Athletics Federation of Turkey in 39 years, I delighted to greet you. Trabzon Half Marathon is one of the valuable brands of Turkish athletics as well as our city of Trabzon, the pearl of the Black Sea. In these days when we strive to revive the distance tradition of our country in the past, we attach great importance to such elite road running organizations. Fortunately, all stakeholders of the Trabzon Half Marathon share the same excitement with us. With the organizational skills of our local managers and athletic workers, their material and moral sacrifices and the technical support of our Federation, the Trabzon Half Marathon is progressing every year. It is. I would like to thank Trabzon Governorship, Trabzon Metropolitan Municipality, Provincial Directorate of Youth Services and Sports, all sponsors and all those who contributed to the organization and I wish a quick race to the contestants and a pleasant race for the spectators.