Over a thousand enthusiasts are set to run at Apollo Gleneagles 5 K Run-Touching Lives. The run is also an integral part of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon, which will be flagged off by Sachin Tendulkar.
While runners from the city will look forward to finish line, IDBI Federal Life Insurance and NEB Sports look to relay the message of health and fitness across the country. Red Road will serve as both the start and finish line for the marathon.
The inaugural edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Kolkata Full Marathon will start at 5 am.
The full marathon will be followed by a Half Marathon which begins at 6.30 am.
The runners of these races will compete for a podium finish, the total prize money for which is Rs 10 lakh.
The corporate professionals will participate in this run to show their commitment to a healthier lifestyle and assumption of responsibility for their health.
This year Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals has come forward as a Wellness Partner and will take care of the runners in case of any emergencies during the race.
Approximately 20 doctors, 25 paramedics and 60 physios will be present along with 6 ambulances located on route.
"Kolkata has a glorious past and is a city with a soul. I am sure Kolkatans, who are passionate and proud of their culture are excited about joining the ever-growing health and fitness revolution of the country. After having seen the great running spirit at Mumbai Half Marathon, I look forward to witness the fitness fervour of this magnificent city.
"I wish all participants the very best as they take to the streets and give everything to this foot race," said Sachin Tendulkar