BANGALORE: It is time to get your training shoes off the closet and prepare for an unique race. Rotary Club, Bangalore, is organising the Vth Bangalore International Midnight Marathon on December 10.
With the theme ‘Run for a Child’, the club is planning to raise funds to work for the betterment of underprivileged children in our city. President of the club, Sheila Premkumar, said, “This year, our theme is Run for a Child because 40 per cent of India’s population is below 18 years of age, among which the majority of them cannot afford education while many die young. We are trying our best to change these figures through this marathon.”
To make this marathon unique, Rotary Club IT Corridor is planning to hold the marathon when the city sleeps. This will also allow the participants as well as the regular commuters and residents to share the road without inconveniencing each other.
The marathon has something for everyone -- a 10km run, a 5 km run, a half marathon (22km) and a full marathon (42 km).
The events will start at 8 pm and continue until 6 am at Karnakata Trade Promotion Organisation, Whitefield.
The race director Gul Md Akbar said “This year we are expecting more than 1,0000 participants. Their safety being our main concern we have designed the track and roads in such a manner that organiser can keep an eye on every participant.”
To register for the run or for more details log on to www.midnightmarathon.in