Jointly organized by NMC and National Council for Sports and Youth Development
Nagpur: A State-level Half Marathon is being organized Jointly by Nagpur Municipal Corporation and National Council for Sports and Youth Development on February 28, 2016.
This half Marathon is being organized under the auspices of Maharashtra Athletics Association. Ten thousands citizens of the city are said to participating in the event. The Technical responsibility has been handed over to Nagpur District Athletics Association.
The route of the Half Marathon will be announced soon, however, the starting point will be Sanvidhan Square.
Half Marathon to be held for three age-groups
Apart from 21.097 Kilometers of half marathon for the men and women, the boys and the girls under 18 years of age will participate in 6 kilometers and 3 kilometers respectively. Similarly the boys and the girls under 16 years of age will run for 3 kilometers and 2 kilometers respectively. All the participants will be awarded with Participation Certificates. However, the Half Marathon will be of state-level category for the rest of the participants including boys and girls of 18 and 16 years of age respectively.
Rs 10 lakhs as prize money
The total prize money for the Half Marathon for the participants including boys and girls of 18 and 16 years of age respectively will be Rs 10 lakhs. The winners in each age-group category will be awarded cash prizes. The prize money for the first three winners will be announced later. Similarly, the men participants competing in the one and a half hour long Half Marathon race will be awarded with Gold Medals, while the women participants competing in the two-hours long Half Marathon race will be awarded with Gold Medals for the same distance.
The objective of organizing this Half Marathon is to spread three main social messages. The Message for the Men Half Marathon is “Save Girls and Teach Girls”, for the Message for the Women’s Half Marathon is “Clean Indian, Powerful India”. The message of Run for Fitness will be for the boys and girls marathon.
All the participants will be given T-Shirts having the three slogans.