Heritage City, Amritsar is all set to witness Amritsar Half Marathon on 16th April 2017. It is an initiative by GRR with a vision of Clean, Green and Healthy Amritsar prompting foodies of Amritsar to changes their lifestyles.
The Founder and Chief Mentor of GRR, Siddarth Choudhary is an Ultra Endurance Athlete whose latest feat of running 1480 Km from New Delhi to Mumbai in 19 Days in “The Great India Run ".
Press Conference for 1st Marathon in the Heritage City was held on 27th March at Hotel Hyatt Amritsar which is also the hospitality partner for Amritsar Half Marathon. The ceremonial lamp lighting was done under the auspicious presence of honorable Mayor of Amritsar, Sh. Bakshi Ram Arora, Ms. Deepa Sahi Mehta (Fame actress of Bollywood Movie, Maya Memsaab, Mr.Ketan Mehta (Filmmaker and Screenwriter) from Gobindgarh Fort (Venue Partner) and Mrs. India Earth, Face of North 2016, Mridula Oberoi.
“We only talk about Swachch Bharat but Swasth Bharat is equally important”, said Ketan Mehta. Mayor Bakshiram Arora also added that this marathon will prove to be a milestone in making people of Amritsar aware the importance of good health.
Briefing the august presence of Media Persons and sponsors and partners of Amritsar Half Marathon, Siddarth Choudhary highlighted those more than 3000 runners including 400 elite runners coming from across the oceans and pan India are expected to run in the 1st Marathon in the Heritage City. Also, with the Heritage Site of Gobindgarh Fort being the venue from where the flag off will happen is adding a lot of value to the overall experience of Runners coming for Amritsar Half Marathon.
The marathon will start from Fort Gobind Garh onto GT Road, crossing the Heritage Museum and reaching India Gate, from there taking a U-turn, passing the iconic Khalsa College and back to Fort Gobind Garh.
With more than 3 lacs of Gift Vouchers from Decathlon to be won by winners in different categories of 1km (for kids below 12), 3km, 10km, and 21.1km, participants can register both online (www.amritsarhalfmarathon.com) and on the spot at Decathlon, Amritsar and house number 515, Basant Avenue, Amritsar.
Every Participant will get a dry fit sports Tee Shirt, a premium medal and refreshments post the run by Hyatt Amritsar. Refreshments, Hydration, ambulance and medical support would be there throughout the route.
Reputed Government agencies and departments like Punjab Tourism, Punjab Police and Municipal Corporation of Amritsar are supporting the 1st Marathon in the Heritage City, Amritsar Half Marathon.
Video Gallery Amritsar Half Marathon Press Conference