RMC will Organize First Half Marathon on January 24

December 13, 2015

The Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) in association and Rajkot City Police will organize the city’s first ‘Half Marathon’ on January 24.

Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) commissioner Vijay Nehra said that a special website has been launched for registration purpose and termed it as a ‘grand’ event. he added, The 21km run will be flagged off from the Race Course ground.

Commissioner Vijay Nehra said, The idea for the half marathon is to create awareness about traffic and cleanliness. We are expecting that over 12,000 people will participate in the event and athletes from across the country will be approached to take part in it.

he added, A cash reward totalling Rs 12 lakh will be handed out to winners in different categories

That the funds collected through the event will be equally utilized for traffic education fund and cleanliness driver (Swachhta Nidhi), RMC officials said.

Vijay Nehra said, “Participants will have to register to take part in the event and pay registration fees according to their participation categories.”

Nehra added, “The event will bring together people from all walks of life in Rajkot for the message of traffic awareness and cleanliness” The half marathon is likely to become an annual feature for the RMC.

Rajkot city will be the fourth city in the state to organize marathon after Ahmedabad, Vadodara and Surat.

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