Zaira unveils Midnight marathon's theme

Zaira unveils Midnight marathon's theme

Bengaluru, DHNS: Actor Zaira Wasim, of Dangal and Secret Superstar fame, unveiled the theme of this year's Midnight Marathon -- Run to Benefit -- here on Thursday.

The race will be held at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation (KTPO) in Whitefield on December 16.

Zaira, named the youth ambassador for the 11th edition of the event, said, "I feel proud to be part of this cause. Also, we take a step forward towards fitness and at the same time, it is a lot of fun. So I am really looking forward to it."

The organisers explained the steps taken to ensure the safety of women runners at night.

"We are absolutely aware of the safety aspects of women in the night. We have the firm support of the police. We actually have a battalion of 120 people. We also have a team of 15 bikers, who are constantly on the move," the organisers stated. "We have also hired 150 people from a security agency."

The key events on the race day include the full marathon, half-marathon, Open 10K run, Community relay, 5k IT City Fun run and Airbus Corporate relay. A Pet-a-thon -- a mile-long run for pet dogs -- will take place on November 26.

The races are expected to attract close to 12000 runners across all events. The online registration fee for the half and full marathon, as well as the Open 10K run, is Rs 1000. Entries close on December 10.

For the 5k IT City Fun run, the entry fee is Rs 500. On-the-spot registration will remain open for this event on the race day as well. For details visit www.midnightmarathon.in.

The race offers a total prize fund of Rs 12 lakhs.

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