The idea of this international race walking festival was born in Aigar's mind after a successful start in European Championship in 1998 where he won a silver medal. The aim of the distance walking festival was to promote distance walking and involve junior schoolchildren in physical activities. He thought that this would encourage them to follow their aims and thus they would grow up as healthy and purposeful people.

First time Aigars Fadejevs International distance walking festival was organized in Valmiera. Every year more than 1000 children and young people participate in festival.

Over the years many athletes such as Ivano Brunetti, Francisco Javier Fernández, Ilya Markov, Robert Korzeniowski, Mihail Schennikov etc., have taken a part in this event.


Aigars finishe sf 2004