Hyderabad: As Hyderabad gears up for the 8th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon on 26 th August, the sports lovers and enthusiasts are not left behind in the 5K Fun Run that was flagged off today at the Hitex Exhibition Center.
Jayesh Ranjan, IAS, Secretary, IT, Electronics & Communications Department, Government of Telangana flagged off the 5K Fun Run today in the presence of dignitaries from the Government, Corporate houses and the organising team from Hyderabad Runners Society.
Over 6000 runners assembled at the Hitex Exhibition Center at 7:00 am today morning for the 5K Fun Run, which also happened to be a curtain raiser for Hyderabad’s flagship running event, the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon.
Celebrating the 8 th year of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, the organising committee – Hyderabad Runners Society, introduced the 5K Fun Run encouraging children as well as adults running novices to discover the joy of running and also be part of the premier annual event.
Italso had enthusiastic runners come in colorful costumes and some supporting different social causes. Runners in best costume (Top 3 solo) and top 3 groups were rewarded with a total cash prize of Rs 75,000 by KLM fashion Mall.
On 26 th August 2018, the annual sporting extravaganza Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2018 celebrating sports and healthy life, will kick off the Full Marathon (42.195 kms) and Half Marathon (21.095 kms) at 5:00am and 6:00am respectively at People’s Plaza, Necklace Road and 10K Run will be flagged off at 7:00 am at the Hitex Exhibition Center.