The ATA NATO RUN project is part of the ATA initiatives for celebrating the NATO 70th Anniversary. ATA chose to contribute to the NATO@70 communications activities by organizing a series of community events in 4 Countries to raise awareness about NATO & EU values among a broader public. The sport events took place on April 6th in Tirana and Skopje, in April 21st in Estonia and on June 9th in Georgia.  

A team of 4 runners for Country who won the national Runs, will have the possibility to participate inthe NATO RUN in Budapest, which will take place on October 19th.  

More than 1.900 runners took part to the four ATA RUNs in four different Countries (300 in Skopje, 630 in Tirana, 700 in Tallinn and 200 in Lagodekhi) with almost 5.000 spectators.  

The events were supported by Municipalities, local EU and NATO liaison Offices, Military Police and Athletic Federations and involved participation of high-level figures as Ministers of Defense, Chiefs of General Staff of the Army, Mayors, Representatives from NATO offices, as well as representatives from most of the military-diplomatic corps and media.  

The events were extensively promoted on media and social media in local languages. Additional information can be found on National Associations websites and Facebook pages: 

YATA Albania  

Estonian Atlantic Treaty Association (EATA) 

YATA Georgia 

Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia