The event was timed to coincide with the church-wide Sobriety Day. About 50 people came to the start, numerous relatives and friends came to cheer for them. All participants received commemorative medals at the finish.
Such "Sobriety runs", including cycling and skiing, have been held on the initiative of the parish for several years in order to revive in the public consciousness the attitude to sobriety as a moral value and Christian virtue.
The Orthodox parish in honor of the Icon of the Mother of God "The Inexhaustible Chalice" of the city of Minsk was founded in 1998. One of the main activities of the parish is to help alcohol and drug addicts, as well as their relatives and friends. On the basis of the parish at the address: Minsk, Mendeleev str., 4, every Monday from 19.00, those suffering from alcohol and drug addiction are assisted in the Orthodox group "Ladder"; relatives and friends of addicts are assisted every Thursday from 18.30 in the mutual aid group "Life-giving Source". Also, every Wednesday from 18.30 there is a group "Psychology for Life", in which a professional psychotherapist conducts counseling on alcohol and drug addiction problems.