Friday, October 4, 2019

Pune Road Runners’ Half Marathon on Oct 13


PUNE: Pune: Pune Road Runners, Avrom Sports and HDFC Bank unite have joined hands to spread the message of water conservation through Half-Marathon scheduled on Sunday, October 13.

The ‘HDFC Unite’ Pune half-marathon will begin from Pune Rural Police Ground on Pashan Road at 5 am with the participants propagating “Fit India” movement and that of water conservation, said Dr. Vivek Billampelly of Pune Road Runners, at a media conference to announce the half-marathon. Also present on the occasion were conveyor Manoj Thakur, Rakesh Kumar Relan of HDFC Bank unite and Rohit Roy of Pune Road Runners. 

The run is being organised over three distances - 21km, 10km and 6 km - with top finishers in each category getting prizes worth Rs 1.35 lakh in total.“The prize distribution will be done soon after the end of the run,” informed Manoj Thakur.

Elaborating on the route for the run, Thakur said the 6km run will begin from the police ground and head on Baner road to Hotel Green Park and take turn at Hotel Bhairavi and finish at Abhimanshree. 

The 10km run will also take the same route on Baner road passing Veritas and will turn back from Dutt Mandir and end at the police ground. The 21km half-marathon will take the same route till Veritas and take left on Baner-Pashan Link road to reach NCL and Pashan chowk before ending at the starting point. “This is the second year of the marathon and interested runners may register online at,” said Rohit Roy.


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