Mangaluru, Jan 11: The NITK Karavali Marathon to be held on the 13th of January 2019 has got high registrations and over 2000 enthusiastic runners are expected to participate in the run. The Marathon (42.2 kms) is fully organised by the NITK students with support of NITK Surathkal Alumni Association. The event also consists of half marathon (21.1 kms) as well as 10km, 5kms and 3km runs.
The run is for a cause to drive awareness on ‘Save the Oceans’ & ‘Run for Unity’ and promote healthy lifestyle amongst youth. Padmashree P.T. Usha, the queen of Indian track and field, is the supporting the cause as the ‘Brand Ambassador’ and will participate in the event.
The Marathon route includes the services road from NITK Surathkal to the junction near Govinda Dasa College, Surathkal, One side of the NH-66 from Govinda Dasa College to Tannirbhavi Junction and the beach road from Sadashiva Temple Surathkal to NITK Beach gate. There will be traffic diversion along the above-mentioned route from 5:00 am to 11:00 am on 13 January, 2019. The designated routes will be released for traffic in stages.
Everyone along these routes are requested to make note of traffic diversion, encourage the runners, and help successful organisation of the Marathon.
For the first time, full marathon of 42.2 kms is being introduced. The unique feature of the run is that the part of marathon trail is on the scenic NITK Surathkal beach, along a beach side Sadashiva Temple and a lighthouse. The event is open men, women and children above 10 years, has a low nominal fee and carries a total prize money of Rs 2.77 lacs. Participants will get T-shirts, timing certificate, immediate results via SMS, physio support for recovery, food and entertainment.
NITK Karavali Marathon was thrown open to sponsorship from this year. This year MRPL has agreed to partially support the event. KIOCL, A.J Shetty Hospital are supporting the event in kind.
NITK Alumni Association is the first Alumni Association to organise such Marathon among NITs and we are committed to make this event into an event to look forward to and to participate in this part of the world within 2-3 years in a big way.
With the NITK Karavali Marathon, NITKS Alumni Association believes that promoting a healthier lifestyle among students of NITK as well in the greater Karavali region is getting the right impetus and awareness.
Mangaluru: NITK Karavali Marathon 2019 on Jan 13