Kolkata: The Srei Kolkata Marathon will be held on Feb 8, Sunday. Apart from the main marathon, the organizers have arranged for a 5km fun walk event. India’s professional athletes, runners and fitness enthusiasts have already geared up for the event.
The race categories include the Main Marathon (for Men) – 42.195 km, 15 Km (for Men and Women – prize money only for women) and the fun run of 5 km. For the first time since inception, the Srei Kolkata Marathon, 2015 will have timing chips available to the participants of the main Marathon and the 15 Km race.
Registration forms can be collected and submitted with the requisite fees at the Kolkata Marathon Office: C/o Kennel Club, Mayo Road, Maidan Tent, Kolkata – 16,(between 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday to Sunday) and High Life Management Office, 18A Park Street, 18A Stephen Court, Lift no. 3, First floor, Kolkata – 71,(between 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Monday to Saturday). The Registration fees for the three categories are: Main Marathon – Rs. 500, the 15 Km run for Men and Women – Rs. 500/- and Rs. 300/- for others to participate in the 5 km Fun Run / Walk. Online registration is also welcomed in the site ‘www.kolkatamarathon.com’. Registrations will remain open till February 7, 2015.
Being one of the most attractive sporting events, the Srei Kolkata Marathon, 2015 offers a total prize purse of Rs 10 lacs, tagged as one of the highest prize money offered to Indian marathon runners. The winner of the Main Marathon (for men) is to be awarded prize money of Rs. 320,000/- and the winner of the Ladies Run receives prize money of Rs. 120,000/-.