Mangalore, Jan 6, 2012: NITTE Celebration Mangalore in association with Life is Calling Sports will organize a 1/2 Marathon & 10K at Panambur Beach on January 29, Sunday.
Speaking at the press meet held at Hotel Saffron today, Dr Rajashekar of Nitte University unveiled the logo and said that the official sponsors of the NITTE Celebration Mangalore ½ Marathon & 10K is NITTE Education Trust. The institution offers medical, dental, engineering, management, physiotherapy, nursing, pharmacy, hotel management, speech and hearing, medical lab technology, and under graduate and pre-university courses, besides running a host of schools. It also includes the charitable hospital K. S. Hegde Hospital, a 715-bed multispecialty hospital, where health care facility is provided at affordable cost for the people of Dakshina Kannada and parts of Kerala.
Yathish Baikampady, the CEO of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project, released the pamphlet and said that the marathon is being held with the support of Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project, a private enterprise entrusted with the responsibility of managing Panambur Beach
The event has both competitive and non-competitive categories. The 21kms Half Marathon & 10 Kms are in the competitive category and 5 Kms Celebration Run/Walk is in the non-competitive category.
The top 3 winners in the open category for 21Kms Half Marathon Men and Women will receive a prize of Rs.30,000, Rs.20,000, and Rs.15, 000 for the first, second and third places, respectively. The event will also give a prize of Rs.10,000 each to men & women above 50 years in the senior category. The participants can register online on www.celebrationrun.com or call +91 974 288 8810.
There is also a special prize for runners from Dakshina Kannada district participating in the 21kms Half Marathon. The top 3 winners (men & women) will be awarded Rs.10,000, Rs.7,500 and Rs.5,000, respectively.
The top 3 winners in the open category for the 10kms Run Men & Women will receive prizes of Rs.15,000, Rs.10,000 and Rs.5, 000.
The men and women in the senior category will receive Rs. 7,500 each for the first prize. There is also a special prize for runners from DK participating in 10kms run. The top 3 winners (men & women) will be awarded with Rs.7,500, Rs.5,000 and Rs. 2,500, respectively.
If a runner from DK emerges in the top third position in the open category, they will be awarded prizes under both Open Category and Special Prize Category.
All the runners in the 21kms Half Marathon & 10Kms run will receive a medal at the finishing line. All the participants of the 5Kms Celebration Run/Walk will be given participation certificate, which can be downloaded from www.celebrationrun.com.
Timing chips will be used to time the runners in the 21 Kms Half Marathon and 10 Kms Run. The runners can download their timing certificates from www.celebrationrun.com.
P. B. Mithra, the director of Life Is Calling said, “We are grateful to NITTE Education Trust for coming forward to be the Official Sponsor of the event and Panambur Beach Tourism Development Project for extending their support to the event. He further added. ”Life Is Calling looks forward to a good participation from the runners from across the country and more so the runners from Dakshina Kannada District and also participation of the citizens of Mangalore across age groups and enjoy the Sporting event.”
Those who wish to participate in the half marathon have to pay the registration fee of Rs 750, he added.
About Life’s Calling Sports
Life’s Calling Sports is a sports management company and is the promoter of Celebration Run Series. Life’s Calling Sports has a vision to promote wellness along with celebration of the Indian culture among the masses by conducting marathon events in various cities across India with celebration being the theme of run series.
The promoters of Life’s Calling Sports are all avid sports enthusiasts coming from a strong educational background with experience of having worked and managed their own companies. The race management team has professional people who have conducted marathon and cycling events in India and in the US and look forward to bring in their expertise to the Celebration Run Series so as to give the Indian Sporting Community a truly world class running experience.
To know more visit http://www.lifeiscalling-sports.com/