Venue: Red Road, Kolkata
Date: 9th February, 2020
Thousands in the city braved the early morning chill and gathered on Red Road, Kolkata, to run for a cause in the inaugural edition of the Times Half Marathon – run for fresh air is association with Apollo Gleneagles Hospitals.
More than 5000 people took part under the three categories: 21K – Apollo Run, 10K – Heritage Run and 3K – Clean Air Run. There were also a large group of non-runners who showed up to cheer for their family and friends. The 21K event, which was flagged off at 6.30am, witnessed participation from several marathon veterans. Before the events started, fitness instructors at warm-up stations shared tips with participants on how to keep injuries at bay. The 3K run, which witnessed maximum participation, was flagged off by actor-MP Nusrat Jahan, and actors Prosenjit Chatterjee and Ritabhari Chakraborty along with Amit Das, director – HR, at 8.30am.
“It is very encouraging to see that so many people have turned up early on a Sunday morning to be part of a noble cause. This shows we are aware and alert.” Said Chatterjee.
The 10K run was flagged off by race director Prasanta Saha, actors Devlina Kumar and Gaurab Chatterjee, MMiC Debasish Kumar among others.
We are extremely glad that so many people joined us to support this cause for improvement of air quality and promotion of a pollution-free environment.