Over 400 runners from different parts of the state will be taking part in ‘Run for Fun’ marathon to be hosted by the Jammu and Kashmir Police here on Mar 19.
The State Level Marathon “Run for Fun” to be held here on March 19 under Civic Action Programme in which huge participation of people from different age groups is expected, Additional Director General of Police (ADGP) Armed, L Mohanti here today told reporters.
He said that various departments and organisations like Higher and School Education, Youth Services and Sports, Industries and Commerce, Jammu Bar Association, Press Club, Amar Singh Club, besides private firms and agencies are participating in the event.
The ADGP said that over 400 children from down trodden and remote areas of different districts of state are expected to participate in the State Level event. Arrangements for their boarding, lodging and transport have been made by JKP.
Mr Mohanti said that counters established at different battalion headquarters have already started registration.
He further disclosed that with different categories, the Run would start from Police Sports Stadium Gulshan Ground.
Full Marathon open male category would start their Run with first flag off ceremony at 0630 hrs and return after covering a distance of more than 42 kms via Sidhra Bridge Crossing.
Half Marathon for males and females would have to run a distance of 21 kms, which would start at 0640 hrs from the venue up to Bajalta Crossing and back.
Similarly, under-14 boys and girls category would start their run from the venue and cover a distance of 6 and 8 kms, respectively, Mr Mohanti added.