In a first, Adani Ahmedabad Marathon to be held in wave format

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The fifth edition of the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon (AAM) will take place from November 27-28, with options to choose between on-ground and app-based remote running.

Ahmedabad: The fifth edition of the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon (AAM) will be on November 27-28, with options to choose between on-ground and app-based remote running.

The on-ground event is planned in a wave format with all COVID precautions. The theme of the event is #Run4OurSoldiers, an effort to honor the bravehearts of India. Like before, this year also a part of the proceeds from the registration will be donated to the Indian Armed Forces.

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Pranav Adani, MD, Agro & Oil & Gas said, “It has been a constant inspiration for us at Adani Group to contribute to the welfare of the Indian Armed Forces by organizing the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon and making it an annual event.”

“The COVID-19 crisis has reinforced the need to build a mentally and physically healthy nation. Community running encourages people to adopt a healthy lifestyle that is sustainable and fosters a sense of togetherness. We are very excited to invite all the runners who have been looking forward to the on-ground event at Adani Shantigram after last year’s virtual marathon. And for those who can’t connect with us in person, we still look forward to your virtual participation.”

Registration for 5th Mango, which started from September 15, Will be open till 15 October. Those who want to participate can get detailed information from the website www.ahmedabadmarathon.com and social media platforms.

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Like the earlier editions, the race will be conducted in the following categories: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10km and 5km Fun Run. The on-ground race will be conducted in two slots (morning and evening) over two days. Participants in each slot will run in waves with an interval of 15 minutes. Each wave will see no more than 250 participants to ensure their safety.

While the winners will be awarded medals and certified recognition, all participants who complete the race will receive a certificate of completion. The prize money will not be applicable for the participants who have opted for app-based remote running. Registration will be free for those participating in the Armed Forces.

Kargil War veteran and India’s first Blade Runner, Major DP Singh is the race ambassador of AAM 2021 edition.

Major DP Singh said, “The pandemic has created much-needed awareness about the importance of health and fitness levels.”

“The best way to go in that direction is to put on your shoes and get out. I’ve experienced running marathons to help with both physical and mental stamina and I’m proud to be associated with a cause Which resonates with me. Join me on the running track of the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon and run together for our soldiers! Jai Hind.”

Sanitary and touch-free hydration stations will be installed along the route to reduce human contact and participants will be taken from the finish line to the parking area with food packets, water, energy drinks and medal kits. Those who require physiotherapy or therapy will be sent to a designated area.

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Participants registering for app-based remote running will need to download the AAM app, which will enable GPS tracking and recording of their runs. Guidelines on health and safety will be issued to the participants in the marathon participating virtually. They will also have to follow the precautionary measures taken by their respective state governments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

First published:October 6, 2021, 7:10 pm

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