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10K INTENCITY Pune Run all set to kick off on 10th September 2017

Pune: One of India’s biggest running circuit, the 10K INTENCITY Run Pune leg is all set for its inaugural run on Sunday, 10th September.Prominent personalities and former Olympians like ace shooter and Commonwealth Gold medalist Anjali Bhagwat, former Hockey player Ajit Lakra, former Wrestlers like Maruti Adkar and Kaka Pawar will be gracing the run along with thousands of running enthusiasts.

Supported by the Athletics Federation of India, the 10KINTENCITY marathon which covers 10 different cities starting from Pune, has been gaining momentum ever since the Pune leg was announced. The run which has already been certified by the AIMS will have the runners participating in various categories starting with 10 km, 5 km and 2 km run.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Anand Menezes, Ex-Olympian, Founder & Director, Andy Event Management said, “We are overwhelmed by the response we have got thus far from Puneites for the run. The registrations have been in large numbers and growing as we speak. Our objective of reaching out to the masses with the message of a Green, Clean and Healthy India is being widely acknowledged and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who have supported us in this initiative”.

Organisers of the marathon, Andy Event Management have spared no efforts in ensuring that the runners are well looked after during the course of the run. The 10-km stretch will have the runners start from the Balewadi Stadium at 6:30 am crossing an underpass of the Mumbai-Pune Highway and on to the Balewadi Phata before returning back to culminate the run at the stadium. Whereas the 5-km will begin at 7:00 am and the 2-km run will begin at 6:45 am soon after 10-km run. The entire route of 10-km will have four water points, two medical stations, markers at every km directing the runners along the route with Enerzal energy Junctions for runners to replenish themselves.

The 10KINTENCITY run will also serve one of the core ideologies of the initiative which is to give back to sportspersons of India. Through the support of the Indian Olympians Association (An association of former Olympians), a part of the money generated will be disbursed to former and current Olympians along with aspiring sportspersons so that money can be ploughed back in creating a sound infrastructure system which will not only inspire existing sportspersons but also create future Olympians of our country.

The 10KINTENCITY run which will start from Pune will be followed by IndoreBhubaneshwarHyderabadChennaiBengaluruMumbaiBarodaDelhi and will culminate on 11th February 2018 in Goa. The total prize money for the winners of the 10K INTENCITY Run across cities is Rs. 50 lacs.

For online registration, visit www.10kintencity.com

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