UT home secy flags off 4th Chandigarh marathon

Races conducted during the marathon included the 5 km x 4 corporate relay.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 7, 2014 3:43:49 pm

The Chandigarh Tourism department and CII, in association with Runners for Life, organised the 4th Chandigarh Marathon on Sunday.

The race, which celebrated the ‘Happening Weekends of Chandigarh’ initiative, was flagged off by UT Home Secretary Anil Kumar near the Rock Garden.

Races conducted during the marathon included the 5 km x 4 corporate relay, the largest corporate relay in the country where four-member teams from an organization run five kilometers each to complete the 20-km run.

The other races included the 10km x 2 open challenge and 5 km individual race, which saw the highest number of participants.
All those who took part were given a t-shirt, a Rs 500 gift voucher from Flipkart, a medal, a certificate and free breakfast from Costa Coffee. Winners in all three races received winner t-shirts, medals, trophies and certificates. The fastest woman and man in the 10 km and 5 km races won  gift vouchers worth Rs 10,000.

Sunita Malik won the the 5 km race (women), while Surinder Singh stood first among the men.
In the 10km x 2 (men) the team comprising Deepak Singh and Aman Singh stood first, while the team including Akash Mall and Priyanka Sharma won the first prize in the 10 km x 2 (mixed) category.

In the 5 km x 4 (mixed) category, the team comprising Simranpreet Singh, Karamdeep Kaur, Kushagra Sharma and Sandeep Madan won the first prize, while in the 5 km x 4 (men category), the Tech Mahindra team comprising Naveen Kumar, Ajay Malik, Mayank Sharma and Neshit Sharma were winners.

The top 10 teams in the corporate relay from Chandigarh have qualified to compete at the national finals in Mumbai, which will be held in March 2015.

Winners of the final contest will win an all-expenses paid trip to the Istanbul Half-Marathon in November 2015.

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