March 8, 2013:Chandigarh Marathon mega tourism and Sports event of Chandigarh shall be organized on April 14th 2013 (Sunday). The Chandigarh Administration in association with Running And Living Infotainment is all set for the Marathon with participants across the country registering for the half and full marathon runs, and other long distance runs- 10km/5 km. Running enthusiasts are looking forward to be hgere in Chandigarh and even today being International Women Day where entries have been received with participation of mother and girl child. Sunita Tummalapalli from Hyderabad shall run the Full Marathon and her daughter 10Km run. Even from Chandigarh Mukta Kataria and her daughter Tania Katria shall run for 10 Km and 5 km fun run respectively.
In all there would be four running events slated on Sunday 14th April. Full Marathon – 42.195 kms starting at 5 am followed by Half Marathon (21.1 kms) . The 10 kms run shall be flagged off at 6 am and the most popular 5 km run shall take off from the venue – Rock Garden. The event will be made more colourful with the presence of bands and cheering groups along the route, shall make Marathon an experience so joyful and memorable as it would engage not just the whole of Chandigarh, but go beyond, and be one more reason for Chandigarh to be a travel destination.” said Mr DK Tiwari – Secretary Tourism, Chandigarh.
Today there was the first practice run along the route which started at Rock Garden a 6.15 am and about 30 enthusiasts from the tricity participated in this event. Running And Living Infotainment has organised over 100 runs across 10 States of the country in the last couple of years. The founder is a marathon runner himself,. According to Director Tourism , the Marathon would be a great run for runners, by runners and a great event for the city, by the city of Chandigarh which is known for its sporty character.
The out and back looping running route course displays “The City Beautiful” as it starts at Rock Garden, and winds its way past CGA, skirting Kishangarh Village and returning via the Sukhna lake and past Leisure Valley to the Rose Garden and beyond at the other end. The route has been finalized for all Marathon Runs.This city has so much to offer for a tourist and a great running event is yet another reason to come and run in the prettiest city in the country,”
The offline registration is being done at Sukhna Lake , CGA and Tourist Information Centre Sector 17.