Midnight Marathon today

The seventh edition of the Bangalore Midnight Marathon will be held on Saturday, with the organisers expecting thousands to turn up in different categories of the event.

Organised by Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor, the unique event, with SBI as the main sponsor,  is staged at KTPO, Whitefield. A total of 7000 people have already registered for the event, including athletes, professional runners, runners from the armed forces and corporates.

Apart from the full marathon that will kick off at midnight, the event also has a half-marathon, a 10k Run, an IT City Fun Run, a Corporate Relay, a Community Relay and a women’s relay. 

Live entertainment and cultural events will keep the runners and fans pumped up till the early morning, according to a release from the organisers. The participation of runners from the Defence forces is expected to make the races more competitive. 

Over 200 premier athletes from all units, across the country are also expected to compete in various events.

Kenyans Daniel Yegon and Gladys Taurus had won the men’s and women’s full marathons at last year’s edition.

Events and timings:Community Relay (5x1 Km each): 6 pmIT City Fun Run: (5 Kms) 8 pm10K Run: 10 pmFull Marathon (42.195 Kms): 12 midnightHalf Marathon (21.95 Kms): 12 midnightWomen’s Relay (8x5 Kms each) 12:15 amCorporate Relay (8x5 Kms each) 12:15 am

Website: www.midnightmarathon.in

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