“That’s what running does to lives. It’s not just exercise. It’s not just achievement. It’s a daily discipline that has nothing to do with speed, weight, social status, sexual orientation, political affiliation, where you live, what car you drive, or whether anyone anywhere loves you. It’s about the slow and painful process of being the best you can be.” — Martin Dugard
An Amdavadi will always be known for being a foodie. Ask him/her about any new restaurant, and there will be a long list. But 3 years ago something changed. Amdavadis spoke about fitness, health and running for a change! The Sabarmati Marathon, Amdavad was conceptualized and many Amdavadis ran the dream run. There was a new spirited Ahmedabad that no one had seen before!
On 6th January 2013 Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation is organizing the 3rd edition of this event and this year they promise it will be bigger and better!
The actual Marathon is of 42.195 km and anyone above the age of 18 years is eligible to participate in this marathon. If you are not a trained runner, you can always participate in the Half Run of 21.097 km. The entry fee for both these categories is Rs. 400. If you are looking at participating in the event as a family, then the Amdavad Dream Run is ideal as it is of only 7 km and anyone above the age of 12 years is eligible to run. The entry fees for the Amdavad Dream Run is Rs. 100. There are 2 other categories for wheelchair persons and visually challenged persons, which are of 5 kms each.
The last date of registration is 29th December 2012 and you can submit your registration form at http://www.sabarmatimarathon.net/applicants-form.php. You can even download the registration form and submit it at AMC Civic Centre.
To know more about the marathon, its routes, marathon FAQ etc. log onto their official website: http://www.sabarmatimarathon.net.
Ahmedabad, there will always be days when you think you can’t run a marathon. But once you do it, you will have a lifetime to relish the feeling that you did! So grab you shoes and start training today!
Article Contribution : Hemal Mehta
Photographs Courtesy : facebook.com/SabarmatiMarathon
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