Charity Tour de Burabay Bicycle Race organized by the Fund of Bulat Utemuratov "Asyl Miras" with the assistance of the hotel "Rixos Borovoe" was held for the fourth time in 2016. More than 1 500 spectators came to Borovoe those days. More than 500 cyclists overcame the distance of 30 kilometers along the road of the National Park. Traditionally the bicycle race was headed by Astana Pro Team captain ALEXANDER VINOKUROV and Bulat Utemuratov, the founder of the Fund.
About 300 top-managers of major Kazakhstan and foreign companies and representatives of the state institutions participated in the bicycle race. The contributions were made by the race participants and by the following companies: Verny Capital, Kazzinc, Beeline Kazakhstan, Altyntau Resources, Astana Property Management, Global Development, Kassa Nova Bank, Forte Bank and Kazakhstan Tennis Federation.
Charity auction was carried within the scope of the bicycle race, the lots for the auction were provided by the Public Fund "Sport promotion and development named after Olympic champion Alexander Vinokurov", winner of "Tour de France 2014" Vincenzo Nibali and well-known Kazakh tennis players.
The following items were auctioned this time: boxing gloves of Gennady Golovkin, racket of Rafael Nadal, super-light bike of Fabio Aru, T-shirt of the swimmer, Olympic champion Dmitry Balandin, paintings from the exhibition "Autism through the children’s eyes", Rixos Borovoe Hotel accommodation certificates, tour to Vuelo (Spain) and other valuable lots from the charity bicycle race partners.
More than 100 000 000 tenge were collected in 2016, which consisted of the following: charity auction collected 50 000 000 tenge, corporate contributions of the companies and sponsors brought 49 000 000 tenge, children's craft fair collected more than 1 000 000 tenge
This year Central regional hospitals of Kyzylorda region have received 2 transport incubators Transcapsule Atom V-808 (Japan) for the amount of 48 300 000 tenge.
Akmola regional children's hospital of Kokshetau city has received infants life support system, equipment for centralized medical gas supply system, Fiber gastroscope PENTAX for the amount of 47, 700, 000 KZT.
About 355 people participated in the event, including Arystanbek Muhamediuly, Minister of Culture and Sports of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Olympic Champion Alexander Vinokurov, winner of “Tour de France 2014” Vincenzo Nibali and other participants of Astana Pro Team cycling team.
Olympic Champion Ilya Ilyin was a special guest of the event.
After the bicycle race a charity auction took place. Record-breaking lots by amount collected were 4 paintings painted by children of Shchuchinsk Child Care Center, which were sold for 30 million tenge, while one of the bicycles of Vino brand, released in limited edition of 10 pieces, was sold for 20 million tenge.
The total amount of the funds raised from the auction comprised 105 771 000 tenge.
Out of the raised funds 33 700 000 tenge were transferred to Shchuchinsk orphanage,
27 000 000 tenge - to Akmola regional boarding school for disabled children, 30 300 000 tenge - to Kyzylorda regional infectious hospital, 14 500 000 tenge - to Kyzylorda regional rehabilitation center for children No. 2.
In 2014, Charity Tour de Burabay in Rixos Borovoe was supported by the members of Astana PRO Team headed by Olympic Champion Alexander Vinokourov and the team leader and winner of “Tour de France 2014” Vincenzo Nibali.
In addition, the start of the race was attended by the president of the professional sports club “Astana”, the Olympic Champion in cross-country skiing, Vladimir Smirnov.
The organizers managed to gather about 400 participants of the bicycle race, cycling fans including various participants from children to ministers.
The most expensive lot was the bicycle of Vincenzo Nibali, which was sold for 51 million tenge.
As a result of the event organizers managed to raise almost 87 million tenge.
In 2014, the board of trustees of Bulat Utemuratov’s Fund decided to strengthen the support of Akmola regional perinatal center to the amount of 57,000,000 tenge and to provide assistance to the Kyzylorda regional perinatal center in the amount of 30,000,000 tenge.
Top-managers of large Kazakh and foreign companies, government officials as well as Olympic Champion Alexander Vinokourov participated in the bicycle race “Rixos Borovoe-2013”. Over 140 people participated in the bicycle race; the youngest participant was hardly 13 years old.
After the last participant of the bicycle race made the finish, a charity auction took place, where the T-shirts of Alexander Vinokurov and Vincenzo Nibali were displayed for sale as well as lots from Rixos Borovoe.
Besides, a gold gear of Vino bicycle was sold. The most expensive lot was the bicycle on which the Olympic Champion took part in the race “Tour de France” in 2011. The starting price was 700 thousand tenge with the final price hitting 3.5 million tenge.
As the result of the charity auction 11.5 million tenge has been collected.
In 2013, 11 500 000 tenge were donated to Akmola regional perinatal center. Medical equipment allows to take care of impaired children and increase the survival rate of premature newborns weighing less than 1000 grams from 5% to 24% which means almost in 5 times.