The Pink City will once again be seen running step by step with many runners from India and abroad. The 14th edition of AU Jaipur Marathon, organized in association with Sanskriti Yuva Sanstha, World Trade Park and AU Small Finance Bank, is being organized on 5th February.
1 lakh people will be seen running in the Jaipur Marathon: Hundreds of people who have had knee replacement will also be part of the marathon, ready to make a world record.
Two-day event before the marathon
Before the marathon, on February 3 and 4, a two-day Bib Expo will be held at Maharaja College Principal Ground. Events on February 3 will include bib distribution, fitness activities for runners, a special virtual reality zone being set up to give runners a real-time running experience, and the Jaipur Runners Award.
On 4th February a Let’s Drums Jaipur activity is being organized where 100 drummers will groove with Jaipurites. Also there will be an interactive session with MTV Roadies fame Rannvijay Singha. Also, a Blade and Bold activity will be organized by HGC Cancer Hospital where people will donate their hair for cancer survivors.
According to the Organizer Mukesh Mishra, “we have introduced a new medal this year, which will be called the Inspiration Medal. This will be given to all the participants of the 42 kilometer run in addition to their winning medals. This medal is for their inspiration or their mentor who inspires them to run and keep them fit. About 65 zones are being created along the route of the marathon, including medical emergency, fun, motivational or cheering zone, water, orange and energy zone.
Runners from all over the world will take part
On race day, February 5, Bollywood actor and fitness enthusiast Sonu Sood will also be present at the flag off event along with other special guests.
AU Jaipur Marathon CEO Mukesh Mishra said that this year along with America, Japan, France, Thailand, Bangladesh, Italy, Kenya, Ethiopia, UK, Russia, Germany, New Zealand, Australia, Poland and Argentina, Ludhiana, Indore in India More than 80,000 participants from Pune, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Gurgaon and even Jammu will participate.
People undergone knee replacement will participate
During the marathon more than 5000 runners of VGU group will run wearing turbans, people in the age group of 50 to 75 years who have knee replacement done by Dr. B.R. Bagaria of Manipal Hospital will also participate in the marathon. In addition there is a separate category of wheelchair runners.
Along with this, In the Green Initiative, T-shirts of one lakh participants will be pasted with basil seed paper, which they can later apply at their homes.
Pandit Suresh Mishra, the organizer of AU Jaipur Marathon and President of Sanskriti Yuva Sanstha, flagged off a van Swachhata Rath from his residence. Puneet Karnawat, Deputy Mayor, Jaipur Municipal Corporation Greater, said on the occasion that AU Jaipur Marathon will take the message of cleanliness home and inspire Jaipuraites to love their city.