Celebrating the spirit of the city, it intends to be one of the largest events in India and internationally, involving over three million people
BestMediaInfo Bureau | Mumbai | October 25, 2016
Lokmat, Maharashtra and Goa’s leading newspaper, announced the launch of Aurangabad’s first marathon, celebrating the spirit of the city. Scheduled on December 11, 2016, at Garkheda Stadium, Sutgirni, Aurangabad, Lokmat aims to create this as an annual property in the marathon calendar nationally and internationally and make it one of the largest events involving over three million people of the heritage city of Maharashtra.
Special categories have been created for national and international runners in this marathon. Aurangabad being the ‘Tourism Capital of Maharashtra,’ Lokmat is in touch with the travel and tourism sector to create exciting offers for tourists to not only be a part of this marathon but also enjoy the weekend in the breath-taking beauty of the city and a visit to the heritage sites of Ajanta and Ellora.
The theme of the marathon – ‘I run for myself’ will have the 21 km half marathon, 10 km power run, 5 km fun run and the 3 km family run. Winners of the half marathon will be eligible for exciting prizes and merit certificates. Registrations have already begun and will remain open till November 26, 2016. Registration can be done through a dedicated website mycitymarathon.com or by submitting printed forms at Lokmat Bhavan, Opp High Court, Aurangabad. The marathon is being organised with the expert consultant U2CanRun.
Karun Gera, President, Sales, Lokmat Media, said, “Our initial response on the registrations have been overwhelming and we are looking at over 5,000 participants in the first year. We have also received response from other parts of Maharashtra and serious runners across the country. Our endeavour is to make this marathon an important practice run for runners of the Mumbai marathon in January every year. Involving various associations and athletic clubs in the city, this event will connect with the people of Aurangabad.”
This marathon will help bring together a diverse population of various generations, castes and strata of society and create a united movement towards a better self, a better city.