Gurugram: To commemorate the International Women’s Day, Gurugram is going to host a state-level all-women marathon on March 8.
Gururgam Police Commissioner Mohd. Akil, on Wedensday, launched an official website www.gurugrammarathon.in, where women can register themselves to participate in the marathon.
Special Officer to Chief Minister, OP Singh, was present in a meeting of all stakeholders held in Swatantrata Senani Zila Parishad Bhawan in Civil Lines here.
While sharing details of the marathon, Commissioner Akil said, “The aim of organising this event is to improve the health of women as running is considered the best exercise. It would provide a platform to the women to showcase their success and enhance gender equality.”
The marathon would include runs in 5 km, 10 km, 21 km and 42.2 km and one can register for any of these races online. Winners of these races would be given prizes of Rs 10 lakh. Girls above the age of 13 years can participate in this event.
This was the first meeting for the upcoming All-Women Marathon, in which representatives of NGOs, schools, officers of various government departments, runners, people who have experience of organising marathons and other stakeholders participated.
Addressing the stakeholders, Akil said, “India can progress when all the countrymen are healthy. Secondly, marathon brings festivity to the city and would help in developing healthy relationship amongst us besides developing fitness culture and generating awareness about it. Thirdly, it will bring pride to the city and also help in Gurugram’s digital makeover worldwide.”
He made an appeal to all women to participate in large number in the marathon and their male counterparts, friends and relatives to cheer them up.
The Special Officer to Chief Minister said that the marathon would be flagged off from Cyber hub and Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar would be chief guest on the occasion. He said, “The route for this marathon would connect all iconic places of Gurugram so that the runners can see those places. The interested women participants should ensure registering themselves on the website by 5th March, 2020.”
Before the event, promotional activities like inter sectoral run would also be organised in Gurugram to make the people aware about the event.
Deputy Commissioner Amit Khatri said that the event would be eco-friendly, meaning no plastic would be used. All the information regarding the marathon will be posted on various social media platforms.