Astana 42k

One Steppe Beyond

The Astana marathon is an annual sporting event in the heart of Eurasia.

about astana


Brief facts

Astana is the capital of Kazakhstan since 1997 with population of 835,153 (2014 census). Astana in Kazakh literally means "the Capital". Previous names are Akmoly, Akmolinsk, Tselinograd and Akmola. The city is located in central part of the country on the Esil river in a very flat, semi-arid steppe region. The elevation of Astana is 347 m (1,138 ft) above sea level, making it one of the flattest capital cities on the planet that hosts annual marathon. Astana is the second coldest capital city in the world after Ulaanbataar, Mongolia.  



Astana Marriott Hotel is one of the largest hotels in Astana. It is located with easy access to/from the Astana international airport. To learn more about the hotel please visit the link


Astana Tours

If you are in the capital of Kazakhstan for the first time and want to get to know better the city and nearby attractions, we would like to offer the following tours:

Air Astana Stopover Holidays

Get to know Astana in one day!

Classical Astana 

Astana - Borovoe

Astana - "ALZIR"


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