The Great India Run, India’s first multi city marathon, is all set to flag off after a ceremony at the Amar Jawan Jyoti from the capital early on Sunday morning.
Sports Minister Vijay Goel, Khel Ratna Anju Bobby George, ProSportify CMD Kartikeya Sharma and actor Gul Panag were present during the ‘Great India Run’, India’s first multi-city marathon at India Gate in New Delhi on July 17, 2016.
The ‘Great India Run’, which is going to be an annual event and is being organised this year just ahead of the Rio Olympics, is an attempt at inspiring the people of the country to get fit. To propagate this message, the run will also see a five kilometre ‘Fun Run’ at every pit stop (Ghaziabad, Delhi, Gurgaon, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Silvassa and Mumbai) for beginners to inspire them to take up running as a regular activity in their life.
“The aim of this endeavor is to urge our countrymen to actively focus on their fitness and well-being. Through The Great India Run we also aim to showcase what phenomenal milestones a disciplined runner can achieve,” said Gul Panag.
The first multi-city ultra marathon will see 12 elite marathoners traversing through six states, 2 Indian landmarks and cover a distance of 1,480 kms from Delhi to Mumbai in 21 days. It’s going to be a world record attempt and we hope that the participant’s will break it.