Dibrugarh Marathon
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The Marwari Yuva Manch Dibrugarh Greater branch  gears up to hold the fifth edition of Dibrugarh Marathon for promoting health awareness amongst the citizens of Dibrugarh.

The theme of this year is ‘Run for Yourself’ – Aap Badlo Desh Badlega.

“One of the major projects of our branch is ‘Dibrugarh Marathon’ which was started four years back,” said Mayank Poddar, president of Marwari Yuva Manch Greater branch.

“The sporting event has been generating great interest in the upper Assam region with nearly 2000 participants in 2018,” he added.

He further said the vision behind organising the event is to promote health awareness amongst the citizens of Dibrugarh.

Poddar added, “We have kept our promise to make Dibrugarh Marathon a calendar event and this year we are organising the fifth edition of the same on a larger scale with a target more than 2000 participants.”

“Last year, we had upgraded the event to a ‘Half Marathon’ (21.0975 km),” he said.

The Dibrugarh Marathon will be held on four categories – 4 km for 10 years and above, 7 km for 14 years and above, 11 km for 14 years and above and Half Marathon (21.1 km) for 16 years and above.

Poddar said, “Last year, we upgraded the event to ‘Half Marathon’ and this year we are introducing RFID Bids in our pursuit to make the event of international standard.”

“Through RFID technology the individual timing of all runners will be recorded and will be made available on our website,” he further said.

The route of the race is Old Government Boys’ High School field, Thana Chariali, Chowkidinghee, Convey Road, Mulukubasha, back to Chowkidinghee, Thana Chariali, RKB Path, HS Road, AT Road and Old Government Boys’ High School field.

The registration fee for students has been kept at Rs 150 while for general it is Rs 250.

The price distribution will be held on the same day at 8.30 am.

“All finishers will be given medals and refreshment. Trophies will be given to the top three finishers in all four categories and for both male and female,” said Poddar.

“Prize money will be given to the top three finishers of Half Marathon (21.1 km) for both male and female,” Poddar added.

Avik Chakraborty

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com

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