As Hyderabad gears up for the 8th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon on 26th August, the sports lovers and enthusiasts are not left behind in the 5K Fun Run that was flagged off today at the Hitex Exhibition Center.
Shri Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Secretary, IT, Electronics & Communications Department, Government of Telangana flagged off the 5K Fun Run today in the presence of dignitaries from the Government, Corporate houses and the organising team from Hyderabad Runners Society.
Over 6000 runners assembled at the Hitex Exhibition Center at 7:00 am today morning for the 5K Fun Run, which also happened to be a curtain raiser for Hyderabad’s flagship running event, the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. Celebrating the 8th year of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, the organising committee - Hyderabad Runners Society, introduced the 5K Fun Run encouraging children as well as adults running novices to discover the joy of running and also be part of the premier annual event. It also had enthusiastic runners come in colorful costumes and some supporting different social causes.
Runners in best costume (Top 3 solo) and top 3 groups were rewarded with a total cash prize of Rs 75,000 by KLM fashion Mall.
On 26th August 2018, the annual sporting extravaganza Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2018 celebrating sports and healthy life, will kick off the Full Marathon (42.195 kms) and Half Marathon (21.095 kms) at 5:00am and 6:00am respectively at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road and 10K Run will be flagged off at 7:00 am at the Hitex Exhibition Center.
About Hyderabad Runners Society:
Hyderabad Runners - a not for profit society formed in 2007-is one of the largest running groups in India with more than 6000 members cutting across age, gender, profession and social strata. Its goal is to promote running as the primary form of fitness. Our activities include organizing runs, training, promoting physical and mental fitness, encouraging the citizens of Hyderabad to adopt healthy lifestyles through running. In addition, the group organizes ReaCH (Recreation and Child Health), ChildRUN (school based program that promotes running among children), Outdoor Kids (out-of-school program that introduces running as a form of physical activity among children in a structured fashion)For further information please contact:
For more details, visit: www.marathonhyderabad.com
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