Come April 30th Delhi will witness its prestigious marathon, the Step Up Run featuring 5K, 10K & 21K events at the Talkatora Stadium. Runners are encouraged to take friends and family (who are also running enthusiasts) along to participate and have enjoyable company as they zoom through the course. Prizes will include a medal, Dri-Tech Running T-shirt and online certificates. While the first three runners of all categories will be given winning cups along with other gifts as well as free entry in the next marathon.
The timing of this race can be used to qualify for other race events in the country. The timing partners for the event are Runizen and runners can access their finishing certificates online after 24 to 36 hours at their website. The race event is scheduled to begin with some warm up exercises and good music. It will be closed with stretches to cool down the body.
For the 5K run participants must be at least 10 years old, 12 years old for 12K and at least 15 for 21K. Race packs must be picked up prior to the race by the runners themselves or by their representative. Packs will not be provided on the day of the event. Runners are advised to arrive at least half an hour early as the race will start right on time. There will be facilities of medical team, sports drinks & water, toilets and time check at the event. Traffic police and security measures will also be in place to ensure the safety of participants. Runners are advised to call for an ambulance immediately should they feel dizzy or experience any other discomfort.
A noticeable feature at the event is the counter where participants can donate old shoes, clothes, books and other items. These will later be donated to various charities via the “Pehal Foundation.” To run for a cause and not just for fitness is an incredibly noble gesture. So get busy training all you running enthusiasts for this remarkable event. Here’s wishing all runners the best of luck as they embark on this beautiful run!