A clean and pollution free city is essential for sustainable development and what better way to spread this message than getting the citizens to run a marathon that will fuel the mission to build a healthy city. The Amaravathi Marathon, an annual event, is set to take place in the first week of the new year 2016.
On the serene banks of river Krishna is the city of Amaravati that is being decked up to its glory for being the capital of the truncated State of Andhra Pradesh. The Capital Region Area consisting of Vijayawada, Guntur and many other parts around is now called Amaravathi.
As the city takes its first baby steps in the path of development and progress, the Amaravathi Marathon is being organized to carry the citizens along in the journey.
The run is aimed at involving every person in the state as part of the event, which is why there are multiple categories in which the enthusiasts can enroll themselves and be part of the biggest Marathon of Andhra Pradesh. Sweating it out begins with the run, signifying the Herculean task ahead.
You need not be a professional to take part in the mega event. Even if you are a novice, yet curious to test your strength, you can enroll for the 5K Run paying 300 INR. Although the distance seems to be less compared to the other categories in the marathon, it requires the participant to start training several days before the event.
If you are a novice and have just started training, a 16-week training with around 25 km a week will be ideal to face this challenge of finishing the 5K run on time. However, if you wish to be part of the bigger league and run the half marathon or 10K in your very first stint, make sure you train yourself for several weeks in advance and prepare yourself to run the distance. This training needs to be started at around 12 km and gradually be increased to 32 km per week towards the end of the program.
The registration fee for the other distances i.e., 10K and half marathon (21K) has been fixed at 500 INR and 750 INR.
The Marathon aims to reflect the true spirit of the city of Amaravati and its dream to grow into a capital that is globally vibrant, sustainable and multi-cultural city, which accepts participants from across the globe. So, come and be part of this epic marathon that is being organized at India’s youngest and newest city and be part of the growth story.
Running for Amaravati means to run for a future where running for a future where a generation will witness the building of a brighter, healthier, and a happier Andhra Pradesh.
Mark the date January 10, 2016, to your calendar and be there at the Indira Gandhi Municipal Stadium in Vijayawada by 5:00 am when the marathon will be flagged off with great energy and vibrancy. And if you are among those who would love to contribute for the building of the new city, but cannot be part of the marathon, you can choose to donate to the cause as well.
What’s holding you back? Hurry and register now, this might be your first step towards keeping up with that new year resolution of getting fit and being a better person.