The objective of the marathon is to stress the importance of girl child education. More than 1000 runners are expected to participate in the event. Mr.Ashish Kumar IAS, District Collector, Thoothukudi will flag off the event in the presence of Mr.P.Ramnath, Chief Executive Officer, Sterlite Copper.
The marathon will be held for runners of five categories: men and women will run a 21 km and 10 km marathon circuit respectively. Boys and girls under 18 years of age will compete in a 10 km and 5 km run respectively while boys and girls under 12 years of age will compete in a 5 km and 3 km run respectively. Walkathon has also been arranged for men and women above 35 years of age who will run a 12 km and 5 km marathon circuit respectively. Cash prizes worth of Rs.90000 will be given out to the winners.
Participants are expected to register for the event before hand for free at the office of District Sports Officer at Tharuvai grounds. For further information contact 0461 - 2321149.
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