The Coimbatore Cancer Foundation kickstarts a marathon culture in the city with the Vodafone Coimbatore Marathon on October 6.
It will become an annual event in the city and they are hoping to see at least 5000 participants from across the country take part this year. The goal is to bring the people of Coimbatore on their feet, either to run in the event or to cheer the runners on the race day. It is to spread awareness about Cancer and get the people to take their fitness seriously. Coimbatore Marathon will use timing chips for the 10K and half marathon runners; there will be t-shirts for all participants, finisher medals for runners of 10K and half marathon as well as finisher certificates for all runners. There will be breakfast for all participants. The various race categories will start and finish at the Nehru Stadium.
Registration and prize details:
The registration fee for the marathon is as follows:
5Km Run/Walk : Rs. 250
10Km and Half Marathon : Rs. 500
The prize money separately for men and women
Half Marathon: Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000
10 Km Run – Rs. 15,000, Rs. 10,000 and Rs. 5,000
Register your names by September 7, at counters in Zimson watch stores and Vodafone outlets in the city. Or register online at www.vodafonecoimbatoremarathon.com. For details, call 96261-07115, 98943-23098.