Registration opens for 4th edition of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon

Sports State

PRIYABRAT BISWAL

BHUBANESWAR, DEC 1

Tata Steel today announced start of registration for the 4th edition of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon-2019, scheduled to be held at Kalinga Sports Complex here on January 13, 2019.

Though one can register his/her name through official website www.tatasteelbbsr-run.com till December 30, 2018, this time the organizers have restricted the number of participants to 5000 only. So, enrolment will be done on a ‘first come first serve’ basis.

Jointly organized by steel behemoth Tata Steel and the Sports & Youth Services Department of Odisha Government, there is be three competitive races – 21.097 km (Half Marathon) for men and women of 18 years and above, 10 km for men and women of 15 years and above; and 5 km for boys and girls in the age group of 12-16 years, Tata Steel officials announced at a press meet here today.

The registration fees for half marathon is Rs 300, for 10 km run is Rs 200 and for 5 km run is Rs 100. Participants will get a T-shirt, an information leaflet, a unique BIB number and Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chip.

During the press conference, the official T-Shirt for the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon-2019 was unveiled by Manoj Kumar Padhi, Joint Secretary, Department of Sports and Youth Services, Government of Odisha and Arun Misra, Vice President, Raw Materials, Tata Steel in presence of senior officials of Tata Steel and some celebrities.

“Running competitions like Bhubaneswar Half Marathon encourage an active sporting lifestyle. It is heartening to know that Bhubaneswar Half Marathon has been witnessing a growing number of participants each year. I am hopeful that this year too, we will see active participation,” said Misra.

The marathon will be conducted as per international standards, equipped with state-of-the-art technology consisting of Timing Mats and its control units, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips, split timing mats on route, tracking camera and wi-fi network on route to follow world-class standards.

Cash awards worth Rs 8,64,000 will be given to winners in three different categories, with the highest prize money of Rs 1,00,000 going to each of the winners in the men and women’s races of the 21.097 kms run.

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