Rahul Bose to flag off Andaman Marathon

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 14, 2012 17:13 hrs

Kolkata, Nov 14 (IBNS) Amway India, the largest direct selling health and beauty Direct Selling FMCG Company, has announced the second edition of Amway Andaman Marathon in collaboration with Andaman Chamber of Commerce in the Andaman & Nicobar Islands.

The objective behind organizing the marathon is to spread awareness about health and fitness among people and to present it as one of the most beautiful & environment friendly global tourist destinations.

Christened Amway Andaman Marathon- the annual Sporting event of the islands is being presented for the second year for the sports and fitness enthusiasts as well as the tourists in the emerald island.

The marathon, promises to be the annual sporting event for the people of Andamans, is scheduled to be held on Nov 18 in Port Blair, the capital city of Andaman Islands.

Film actor, social activist and Rugby player Rahul Bose will continue to endorse the Amway Andaman Marathon as the brand ambassador for the second year as well.

Announcing the second edition of Amway Andaman Marathon, William S Pinckney, MD & CEO, Amway India, commented in a message from Delhi, "We hope that this year also it would elicit more response from the people and the sporting event would generate a keen awareness for running, fitness and the benefit of healthy way of life among the people of Andamans."

The second edition of the Amway Andaman Marathon will also introduce Half Marathon ( 21 km) for professional runners besides retaining the 10 km marathon for professional runners as well as sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts.

There will be both Men & women's categories in both the categories. Besides there will be two sub categories in the 10 km marathon for the senior citizens where men above 50 years of age and women above 40 years of age will be participate.

Winners and runners up in all categories will be rewarded with cash prize, medal and certificates.

Senior citizens can also run the Amway Andaman Marathon and win prizes in respective categories.

There will be total 18 winners (first, second and third prize winners) in the second edition of Amway Andaman Marathon.

The total prize money for the winners has been raised to Rs 6.6 Lakh in the second edition from Rs 2.5 Lakh last year.

The marathon is expected to be attended by 1000 participants that would also include participants from army, navy as well as international runners from countries like Kenya.

Rahul Bose along with William S Pinckney, MD & CEO of Amway India, would flag off the Marathon in its current avatar of Amway Andaman Marathon in the wee hours of morning of Nov 18 from the historic cellular jail in presence of top brass officials from the Andaman administration and senior officials of Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Athletic Association of Andaman & Nicobar.

The second edition of Amway Andaman half marathon and quarter marathon would traverse through the city Port Blair touching vantage points like Tsunami Memorial, Water Sports Complex, Marina Park, Ramakrishna Mission, Gandhi Park, Raj Niwas, IP&T, Secretariat, VIP Road, ITF Ground, Mahatma Gandhi Road (Junglighat), Goal Ghar, Premnagar, Dilanipur, Megapode Road, B. R. Ambedkar Stadium, Gandhi Statute, Aberdeen Bazar, Ghanta Ghar and would conclude at the historic Netaji Stadium.

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