With the 1st International Chandigarh Marathon scheduled to be held on Dec 10,a Promo run was held by Sports 13, the company which is organising the marathon in association with Chandigarh administration, Chandigarh sports department, Athletic federation of India, & Chandigarh athletic association.
The Promo run saw as many as 300 runners taking part in it. There were two categories under which the run was held – Fun Maza Run and Competitive. The Fun Maza Run covered a distance of 5 kms and Competitive Race 10 Kms. The Competitive race was timed and the winner & first runner up of this race got a direct entry in the International Marathon.
Mementos were given to runners who got 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in the Competitive category.
Yadvinder Singh said, “In the Marathon there will be separate categories for Indian and International men and women. Besides this for veteran male and female categories for 40 plus and 60 plus age groups will be made. There will be a Special Run for School Children – School Cool Run – 3 Km with a theme of ‘A campaign against child assault’; and a Special Run for Females – Femithon – 5 km, with a theme of ‘Women lets stand up for our rights. A Divyang wheelchair Run will also be held & entry will be free for same. “
Singh further informed that a 3-day Marathon Expo will take place prior to the main event at Leisure Valley, Sector 10,Chandigarh on 7-8 December between 11 am to 8 pm for local participants and on 9 December for the outstation candidates. A 2-day special Marathon Clinic will also be organized by Asian Gold Medalist Dr Sunita Godara.
Ms Kiranjot Kaur, CEO, Sports -13, said, “We have tied up with Book My Show, Pay TM, Insider.in and Townscript for online registration. For more information, one can also visit www.chandigarhmarathon.com“