Thursday, January 30, 2020

Registration opens for 9th edition of ‘Andaman Marathon’

TMI Correspondent
Port Blair, Jan 29: The annual event of Andaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) titled 'Andaman Marathon' now in its 9th year will be held on Feb 16, 2020. Organized by ACCI in association with Make My Trip and Department of Sports, A&N Administration will be flagged off by the Lt Governor, A&N Islands at National Memorial Cellular Jail. He will also distribute prizes to the winners at Netaji Stadium. The main objective of organizing the event is to put the A&N Islands in the global tourism map and to create awareness for a healthy life style.
Addressing the media persons on Feb 28, 2020, the President, ACCI, Mr. Grish Arora in presence of former ACCI President, Mr. Mohd. Jadwet and Mr. Ranjit, Deputy Director, Department of Sports informed that this year over 1800 participants are likely to participate in the event. Over the years, the event has generated huge interest not only among the people of the islands but also in other parts of the country as well. In the year 2015, about 300 participated which witnessed substantial increase over the years and in 2019, about 1600 were participated and the figure is likely to cross over 1800 this year. Renowned Bollywood actor, Mr Rahul Bose is the Brand Ambassador of the event. Cyclist Ms, Deborah Herold and actress Raima Sen will also be present on the occasion.
The registration for participation is open and will continue up to Feb 12, 2020. For online registration logon to, for manual registration, forms can be availed from the Office of Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Registration fee is Rs.500/- for Half Marathon, Rs.300/- for 10K, Rs.300/- for 10K (Seniors), Rs.200/- for 10K (Juniors).

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