Over 20,000 Runners participate at the Amity Gurugram Marathon
Gurugram: Creating a fitness and health trail at Leisure Valley Park, Sector 29, Gurugram, many sports enthusiasts, renowned international runners, CEOs, Doctors, Lawyers, students, senior government officials,socially conscious citizensparticipated in the Amity Gurugram Marathon on Sunday, 10th February.
The event is organised by Amity University Gurugram every year, and is one of the biggest marathons in the National Capital Region.
Karan Singh, a resident of India, emerged victorious in full marathon category; Ibrahim Mukunga, a resident of Kenya, dominated the half marathon category; Manoj Singh, a resident of Uttarakhand (India), stood first in 10km run and Dhirendra Kumar Burman, a resident of India, was the winner in 5km race category. Winners were felicitated by Dr Aseem Chauhan, Chancellor Amity University andother event partners.
Over 20,000participants from over 35 countries ran in this coveted event which has become one of the biggest runs of Delhi NCR. Karan Singh clocked 2 hours: 24minutes to finish the full marathon (42.2km),
Runners, both in marathon and short distance run categories were flanked by cheering crowds throughout the running track. The finish line was packed with supporters. The winners were welcomed by votaries of fitness and supporters amidst roaring cheers.
"The Amity Gurugram Marathon is getting better every year. I appreciate incredible efforts of organisers for impeccable arrangements right from registration, ticket allotment, bib distribution and award ceremony," said Gaurav, who took part in the half marathon run.
The Amity Marathon is recognised by the Athletic Federation of India, and is divided into six formats- 42.2kms, 21.1kms 10kms and 5 km, 5km senior citizen run and 5km kids run.
The marathon brings together Corporate partners and NGOs to trigger action on social problems, thereby helps creates a positive impact on our society
Lauding the efforts of participants of all categories, Chancellor of Amity, Dr Aseem Chauhan, said, Running is not just about physical stamina but also needs mental strength., I am happy to see the enthusiasm and participation from various corporate teams, Corporates are realising the importance of taking care of their employees' health and well-being through participation in events like these which helps not only in keeping them fit but also helps in team bonding remarked Dr Chauhan. Bringing the diverse community together in such large numbers and raising awareness of social causes is a great outcome he added.
The Marathon, with increasing participation of fitness enthusiasts year on year aims to promote healthy living and empowering the underprivileged.