Milkha Singh to be the chief guest at Nagpur Marathon in November


Suyash Sethiya | Oct 7, 2016 17:59

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Milkha Singh

‘The Flying Sikh’ – Milkha Singh will be in Nagpur in November and will be the chief guest at Nagpur Marathon. Nagpur’s pride and Chief Minister of Maharastra, Devendra Fadnavis will also be present at the marathon.

The second Nagpur Marathon is going to be held in Nagpur on November 26 and November 27. The marathon will be conducted by Adventures and You in association with the Orange City Runners Society and Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association. While on November 26, Marathon Expo Day will be organized, the race will take place on November 27. Mitesh Rambhia (Race Director), Chandrakant Virkhare (Technical Advisor), Dr Anup Marar (President, Saraswati Vidyalaya Alumni Association), Prashant Gurjar (Secretary, Orange City Runners Society) and Mayank Sharma will be looking over the arrangements of the Nagpur Marathon.

The race will consist of four categories – 4 kms (fun walk/run), 6 kms (dream walks/run), 10 kms (endurance run) and 21 kms (orange city run). The race will commence at 5:30 am from LIT college ground, Amravati road, Nagpur. Race director, Mitesh Rambhia, told Nation Next, “Our intention behind organising the marathon is to introduce people to fitness and spread awareness about the importance of running. A good run has a very positive effect on the body and can keep you disease free. It is my appeal to all Nagpurians to join the marathon. Last year’s Nagpur Marathon consisted of around 2700 marathon runners and this year we are expecting a turn-out of at least 5000 marathon runners.”

Nagpurians, you can register yourself on-line for the marathon by logging on to www.timetherace.com