10km marathon to celebrate New Year today

The running competition will begin at D Chowk-9th Avenue-D Chowk route

APP January 01, 2022
Local and foreign participants attend the first international Tehran marathon at Azadi Square in Tehran. PHOTO: AFP


The Metropolitan Corporation Islamabad (MCI), Capital Development Authority (CDA) and Islamabad Running Club (IRC) is jointly organising a 10km run on Saturday (today).

This race is being held to welcome the New Year with great fervour and promote the spirit of healthy living among the citizens.

Special guests expected to grace this event are UAE Ambassador to Pakistan, H. E. Hamad Obaid Ibrahim Al-Zaabi, Deputy Commissioner Chakwal Captain (Retd.) Bilal Hashmi, and Deputy Commissioner Islamabad Capital Territory Muhammad Hamza Shafqat.

In the last month of outgoing year, the organisers opened online registrations but one can also get registered on the spot before the event commences.

Talking to APP, a founding member of IRC Bilal Ehsan said, "Currently, we have received 114 registration requests online while 30-40 people have registered themselves with our co-host MCI. Around 70 per cent of the participants are expected to be from Islamabad while around 30 per cent from other cities."

The running competition will begin at D Chowk-9th Avenue-D Chowk route and is expected to attract minimum 300 candidates including professional runners and foreigners in the city.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 1st, 2022.


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