Goa River Marathon tomorrow

first_imgPanaji, Dec 10 (PTI) The seventh edition of Goa River Marathon would be flagged off tomorrow in Vasco town by Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty.Around 3,600 runners including 100 international participants from European and African countries, will take part, the organisers said today.”I love Goa for its spirit. I am not surprised for the turnout as for me Goans are very enthusiastic, fun loving,? Shilpa told reporters.Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar will also be the Chief Guest for the flagging off ceremony.”When it comes to fitness, I feel happy even to be a small catalyst,” she added.The Goa River Marathon will be held alongside the Zuari River.”This year 3,600 participants have registered for the marathon of which 100 are international participants from European and African countries. There are also participants who have come specially from Japan to run the marathon,” said Nitin Bandekar, President, Vasco Sports Club.VSC has tied up with NEB sports for the organisation of the marathon.”With the notable increase in registrations, this year?s participation is spread across three categories – 42.2 km Full Marathon distance, 21.1 km Half Marathon, and 5 km Family Fun Run. The prize pot for this event is 7 lakh which is spread across 21 divisions in the above-mentioned categories,” Bandekar added. PTI RPS NRB SDMlast_img

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