The city of joy is gearing up to experience a new sport, the brand new distance running event titled Tata Steel Kolkata 25 K. The distance race will be flagged off this Sunday 28th December from the Red Road area. The city will be also making history as this is the country’s first accredited 25km distance running event.
A press meet was recently organized at the Oberoi Grand who are the official hospitality partners of this event. Present at the occasion were Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Hugh Jones, Race Director, Nikhel Morris – VP Resource Mobilization – Responsenet; Geeta Venkadakrishnan, Director, Hope Foundation, Sayom Deb Mukherjee, Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy (IICP) along with Vivek Singh, Jt. MD. Procam International. Tollywood superstar Jeet who is the face of this event could not make it to the press conference due to some work issues.
The Tata Steel 25 K will test the fitness and endurance levels of the young and amateur running talents of the city. This will be a good platform for the young men and women to showcase their talents. Registrations for the distance running event are on in full swing across the five categories that include the 25K (elite and amateurs), Open 10K (amateurs), Ananda Run (6 km), Sr. Citizens’ Run (4 km), and Champions with Disability (4 km).
Twenty four NGOs including CRY, Hope Foundation Kolkata, ARUN (Association for Rural and Urban Needy), Samarpan Foundation, Bhumi, Tata Medical Centre, Dignity Foundation, Parichiti, Magic Bus, Future Hope, Anirban Rural Welfare Society, Enlighten A Girl Child, Concern India Foundation, Swabalambi, Indian Institute of Celebral Palsy have come forward to support this event.
Confirmed participants can collect their running numbers between 10.00 am to 6:30 pm at Khudiram Anushilan Kendra. On-spot registrations will also be on at the Khudiram Anushilan Kendra from 25th to 27th December from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm.