Monday, 14 March 2016

Let’s get healthier with Ludhiana Mini-Marathon

Running and walking are known to be the most effective ways to stay healthy. People of Ludhiana are getting an opportunity to get together and run for a healthier life. SPS Hospitals along with the Punjab Athletics Association is organizing a mini-marathon in Ludhiana on 20th of March 2016.

Let’s get healthier with Ludhiana Mini-Marathon, Punjab Insight, Punjab Sports

It will be a half marathon of about 10 km, and it is an effort to contribute towards making Ludhiana a healthier city and motivate people to take up exercising and running as a hobby to get rid of various diseases. The marathon has been divided into three different categories, with one being for mail, which is named as a professional run. The other two will be amateur runs, each for men as well as women. Out of these the former, i.e. the professional run will be for ten kilometers and the latter, amateur runs will be for four kilometers each.

The marathon will start from Guru Nanak Stadium and will come to an end also at the same place, on the way it will be covering a number of places, from Fountain Chowk, Pavilion Mall Chowk, Dandi Swami Road to HaibowalChowk, Kitchlu Nagar, Aarti Palace Chowk, Bharat Nagar Chowk and Durga Mata Mandir. It will be fun to cover all these places by running around and these kinds of events are more fun when done together with friends.

Another motivating factor for someone to participate in this run and try his best to win the same is the money prize, which will be awarded to the winners. The winner of the professional run will be awarded with Rs. 1 lakh, and the runner up in this race will be given Rs. 60, 000 and the people completing the race on the third, fourth, fifth and sixth positions will be awarded with Rs. 45, 000, Rs. 25, 000, Rs. 15, 000 and Rs. 10, 000 respectively.

The people participating in the amateur race will also be awarded cash prize, starting from Rs. 15, 000 to Rs. 10, 000 and Rs. 5, 000 for the first, second and third position, respectively. To participate in these races, you need to get yourself registered first, and the registrations will be starting from 15th March 2016. To get yourself registered you need to contact at the following numbers, 8872097900, 8872027390 and 8872027308.

Other states of Punjab should also organize marathons on regular basis, this will motivate people to get fit and follow a routine workout plan and get rid of obesity and many more diseases.

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