Kantipur Publications Pvt. Ltd. is all geared up to host the seventh Kantipur Hero Half Marathon 2017 on the 18th of February.
The half marathon is being organized to mark the 24th anniversary of the publication house. Kantipur’s marathon is one of the premier events in Nepali marathon history. The event features Half Marathon (21.1 km), Corporate and Media Race (5 km), and Wheelchair Race (3 km), informed the organizers at a press meeting.
The winners of Kantipur Hero Half Marathon 2017 in men and women’s sections will get Rs.50000 and a Hero Dash scooter each, while the first and second runner-ups will get Rs.30000 and Rs.20000 respectively. They will each be given a Leagoo mobile.
The top six runners will also be provided with cash prizes. The top three winners of the wheel chair race will get Rs.20000, Rs.10000 and Rs.5000 respectively. And the winners of the corporate and media race will get a return ticket to Dubai or Singapore. All the winners of all three categories will receive a gift hamper from Shikhar Shoes.
Kantipur Publication Assistant General Manager Mahesh Swar said, “This has been one of the marquee events in Nepali athletics in a short span of time. A big number has been involved in this event ever since it has started and we are hopeful that the number increases this time in Kantipur Hero Half Marathon 2017 as well.”
Kantipur Hero Half Marathon 2017 will begin at the Publications’ new office at the Central Business Park in Thapathali and marathoners will make their way through Maitighar, Babarmahal, Bijuli Bazaar, New Baneshwor, Tinkune, Koteshwor, Jadibuti, Gatthaghar, Sano Thimi, Sallaghari, and Katunje before heading back the same route.
However, the route had to be changed and this forced the organizers to scrap the award set for runners setting up a new course record. During a press conference, the event’s technical director and chief athletics coach, Sushil Narshing Rana said, “If the runners come up with a new national record in this half marathon, the organizers will definitely reward them.”
If you are interested and want to participate in the Kantipur Hero Half Marathon 2017, you can download the registration form for one of the three categories mentioned on the website, print the form and submit the filled up form at the central office of Kantipur Publication Pvt. Ltd. located at Thapathali, Kathmandu. The deadline for submitting forms is 12th February. Know more about the registration.
Reference: The Kathmandu Post