Guwahati: IIT Guwahati’s annual techno-management festival, Techniche is hosting this year’s edition of Guwahati Half Marathon on August 25.
The Guwahati Half Marathon is an annual public awareness initiative organized by Techniche.
“There is a huge water shortage in various parts of the world, including India. There are certain parts in the country where water might be accessible, but is contaminated with chemicals like arsenic and other impurities, rendering it undrinkable. This year, the Guwahati Half Marathon has partnered up with Piramal Sarvajal to contribute towards the cause of cleaning water sources. For every registration, we will be contributing a certain amount of the registration fee towards building water ATMs,” said Suraj Shelke, Convener of Techniche 2019.
The marathon is subdivided into three events. The Spirit Run is an open-to-all 6-km racing event. There is no age restriction. There would be separate categories and thus, separate prize money for men and women. Registration is free of cost.
The Glory Run is the only 21-km racing event in Northeast India. Anyone above 14 years of age can participate in this event. The registration fee is Rs 400. There will be separate race categories and separate prizes for men and women.
The Courage Run is a 6 km racing event for the specially-abled people.
The General Championship is an event exclusively for schools and colleges where they participate and battle it out for the General championship trophy. The run would be in the Spirit Run category, i.e., 6 km. The points would be counted on the basis of the total number of participants and the number of participants ending up in top 50.