The fourth edition of the HCL Zero Mile Marathon will be held in the city on November 17 at RTM Nagpur University ground. The annual event will be organised with a view to promoting health and fitness and also for the noble cause to educate the girl child.
Total prize money for the event is Rs 3 lakh and it will be organised in four categories i.e. 21 km half marathon (above 16 years), 10 km endurance run (above 16 years), 5 km dream run (above 12 years) n and 3 km fun run/walk (above 10 years).
Cash prizes will be given to the first three winners in each category. Around 3000 athletes are expected to participate in the event that will be organised in association with Nagpur District Athletics Association.
The event is supported by Orange city Runners Society, Miles, and Millers, Rotary Club of Nagpur Downtown, Rajnandgaon Runners Group, Raipur Runners, Shivaji Park Runners Group Mumbai, Katol Marathon, etc.
Vaibhav Andhare, the first Nagpurian to complete Comrades race in Durban for two years and Berlin Marathon held recently, will be the brand ambassador of this event. Apart from him, Amit Thatte who has also completed the Comrades race in Durban and Berlin this year is also supporting the event.
The timing chip will be given to the runners registered in 21 km and 10 km categories. The bib collection expo, workshop, and exhibition will be held on November 16 from 10.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. at the venue. All the finishers will get a medal, e-certificate, and refreshment.
The registration for the event has already started online at 0milemarathon.com and offline registration forms are available at Ruchira Villa, Bharat Nagar, Amravati road.
Nishikant Kashikar, Shahina Lalani, Vaibhav Andhare, Sandip Deshpande of Rotary Club, Abhijit Deshpande, Nadiva Damani, and others were present at the press conference.
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