Day of the Seafarer

Marathon: Run for Seafarers

Celebrating Day of the Seafarer 2017 in Chandigarh

On the occasion of Day of the Seafarer 2017, TMC Foundation in collaboration with KCS Foundation has organized a marathon, Run for Seafarers in Chandigarh. Many organizations and shipping giants are also supporting them in this great event. This marathon will take place on 25th June, 2017.

The participants should report at 4.30 a.m. at the Shakti Dwaar (front gate), Chandimandir Cantonment. Here on the spot registrations will happen. One hour will be devoted to provide the participants allotment numbers and t-shirts. The participants will be categorized into four groups- General, Seafarers, Women, and Senior Citizens so that judgment and final decision can happen easily, without wasting much time. Participants will have much time to prepare themselves for the marathon. The marathon will start at 5.45 a.m. The race course is approximately 12 kilometers.

The Marathon will start from the Shakti Dwaar itself, after flag off by the present dignitaries. From here the runners will run towards Chandigarh-Panchkula Road. The runners will continue on the same road crossing Housing Board Chowk and Kalagram on the way. They need to continue on the Chandigarh-Panchkula Road until the Railway Station Chowk from where they’ll take a right towards Mani Majra, crossing Durga Plant nursery on the way. Thereafter, the runners will have to take a left towards St. Kabir Public School, Sector 26, Chandigarh. From St. Kabir Public School they will take a right and keep going straight towards Sukhna Lake, where the Marathon ends. Water stalls will be set up at different points keeping in mind the needs of the participants. On reaching Sukhna Lake i.e. the finishing point, the participants will be provided refreshments. Here the participants will get a chance to interact with the families of seafarers.

The award ceremony will also take place at Sukhna Lake. Winners from General category will be awarded cash prizes. And the winners from other categories will be gifted holiday packages sponsored by Countywide Vacation. All the participants, who complete the Marathon will be awarded Participation Certificates.

The participants need not worry about getting back to the starting point. Bus service will be provided to return to the starting point.

All the people residing in or around Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali are invited to participate in the marathon on this day- Day of the Seafarer and Run for Seafarers across the world.

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Neha Gupta

A Professional writer with over 10 years of experience, I love writing and learning about new areas during the process. Writing about merchant navy has given me a close look at the sacrifices made by the seafaring community and it is a pleasure to bring to light, through my blogs, for all to see and view, the hard work and dedication of these unsung heroes i.e. the seafarers.

2 thoughts on “Marathon: Run for Seafarers”

  1. Dear Sir,
    This was a good event. I participate in this event yesterday and complete in 42 minutes.

    Bijender Singh

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