PUNE: Celebrating the centenary of Marathon running in India, the 34th Pune International Marathon will witness over 20,000 athletes, including 50 foreigners will take off from the Sanas Ground on Sunday, December 1, 2019. Introduced a couple of years, the Corporate Run has also attracted over 5000 participants from prominent and leading corporates of the city.
Being organised with the permission of the Athletic Federation of Indian and with a clearance from the AIMS, this magnificent event will take the Sinhagad road instead of passing through the city as earlier. All preparations required for the smooth and perfect technical conduct of the race have been completed under the able guidance of the race director Mr Sumant Wakiar, the technical director Mr Baptist D’Souza and joint race directors Gurbans Kaur & Rohan More.
Senior technical official, Mr Sushil Inamdar, has been deputed by the AFI as a technical delegate for this meet. Besides a strong team of medical and para-medical staff, working under Dr Rajendra Jagtap and Dr Parag Sancheti, the event will have over 2000 qualified technical officials, pilots and an equal number of volunteers working hard to ensure safety and proper technical conduct of the races.
The first race of the day, the full marathon (42.195 km) will be flagged off from the Sanas Ground at 5.00 am, this will be followed by the half marathon (21 kms) at 5.30 am, the 10 kms race at 7.00 am and the 5 km race at 7.20 am. The 3.5 km Charity Run and the Wheelchair races will start at 8.00 am. All the ten races will be conducted for men as well as women participants, and the starting, as well as the finishing points for all of them, will be the same (Sanas Ground). Drinking water and medical assistance have been provided at every kilometres on the route.
ROUTE: Sanas Ground (starting point and finishing point for all the races) – Mangirbaba chow on LBS road – (left turn towards) Dandekar bridge – Dandekar chowk – (right turn towards Sinhagad) Duttawadi – Parvati Water Works (turning point for 3.5 kms) – Navahya Maruti chow (turning point for 5 kms) – Rajaram bridge – Vithalwadi – Santosh Hall – Bramha Veg (turning point for 10 kms) – Manikbaug – (from under) Veer Baji Pasalkar bridge – Abhiruchi Mall – (on top) Dhairi flyover – Kirkatwadi – Hotel GreeField – (turn left at) Nanded City Main entrance – (right turn at) Oxygen Zone – Lalit Society – Pancham society – Pilaji Jadhav Rao chowk (with statues of Maratha warriors astride horses) – Asavari corner (Tuning point for 21 kms) – (left turn towards) Eco Park – Sarang Society gate (Turning point for 42.195 kms.
All the participants reach the turning point and come back to the Sanas Ground to complete their races, while the runners of the full-marathon will go back to their turning point to yet another lap to complete the distance and finish at Sanas Ground.
Photo source: http://www.marathonpune.com/
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