Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon–2017 to begin tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon 2017 organised by Tata Steel, in association with the State Sports and Youth Services department will begin tomorrow.

This annual professional half marathon is being organised for second consecutive year to commemorate National Youth Sports Day.

Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half-Marathon 2016, the first ever professional run of the city had witnessed a participation of more than 3000 enthusiastic runners.

The Half Marathon will cover a distance of 21.1 km.  Starting from Kalinga stadium, the run will pass through Khandagiri Square and end at the stadium. Apart from the 21.1 km Half Marathon, a 10 km run for colleges and corporate houses, and a 5 Km run for school students (up to class 12) is also being organised. The reporting time for all races is 5:30 am.

The marathon is being conducted as per international standards equipped with state-of-the-art technology consisting of timing mats and its control units, RFID chips, split timing mats on route, tracking camera, and Wi-Fi network on route.

Awards worth Rs 9,14,000 (excluding applicable taxes) will be given to winners in different categories. Winners in the men’s and women’s category of the 21.1km run will be given the highest prize money of Rs 1,00,000 each. Both winners and finishers of the Half Marathon will be awarded trophies and medals.