Wednesday, February 21, 2024

State level marathon race on Dec 7

As part of ‘Year of Capacity Building’ the proposed first state level Marathon Race organized by the department of Youth Resources and Sports, coinciding with the Hornbill Festival, will be held on December 7.
Parliamentary secretary, Youth Resources and Sports Naiba Konyak, will flag off the marathon race.
According to secretary YRS, K.T.Sukhalu, the race which will start at 7am from Khouciezie ground (local ground) will proceed to PHQ Point and from there it would head back towards Indira Gandhi Stadium (IGS) then to Assembly Secretary Junction after which it will return back and culminate at Khouciezie.
The age group for the participants is between 18 to 35 years, and only indigenous Nagas is eligible to take part in the competition, the release said.
The release also said that the route map will be prepared showing all check points and a copy will be endorsed to DC/ SP Kohima for necessary security arrangements.
It further said that, road clearance/ warning vehicles along the route and two motor cycles with riders shall be arranged while traffic will be brought to complete halt during the Run.
In this connection, Kohima Municipal has been informed to remove all the construction materials, obstacles for the runners along the route.
The department of Health and family Welfare will provide two Ambulances with sufficient Medical team and equipments, while one will move along the route and the other will remain static at Khouciezie (Local Ground), the release added.
The department will also arrange sufficient numbers of volunteers along the route in order to avoid any discrepancy during the competition, and a printed format will be issued to all the volunteers manning the check points to record the timings of the runners and ensure authenticity of each competitor.
The department will also give certificates to all participants who complete the entire stretch of the route.
Meanwhile, those responsible citizens and VIP’s interested in encouraging the runners may also participate in the marathon.
The Classic Club, Royal Club and Kohima Municipal Council have been requested to provide refreshments to the participants along the route.
The Winners of the marathon will receive the prize money during the Hornbill Rock contest on December 7. First prize of Rs. 1,00,000, second prize Rs. 50,000 and third prize Rs. 25,000 respectively.

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