On its 21st anniversary, IIM Kozhikode launched the ninth edition of Peekay Steel Calicut Half-Marathon and the Marathon is now open for registration. IIM Kozhikode will be organizing the Calicut Half-Marathon 2018 on the 25th of February 2018.
The event launch ceremony was held on 17th January 2018 (at Calicut Press Club) and was inaugurated by the deputy mayor – Ms. Meera Darshak. She unveiled the official logo and received the first ticket to participate in the marathon. Mr. A.K.Rastogi, chief executive (Works), Peekay Steels Castings (P)Ltd. launched the official Calicut Half-Marathon website.
This year the theme for the Marathon is ‘Eco-Friendly Kozhikode’. Prof. Anubha Shekhar Sinha, from IIM K elaborated on the various lead up events being conducted before the marathon. Lt Col M Julius George (Retd), chief administrative officer IIM Kozhikode spoke at length about the need and importance of an eco-friendly environment. Mr. Prasanth Kumar, general manager (HR & PR), Peekay Steels Castings (P)Ltd. and Mr. Babu Parambathu, the coordinator at Niravu, our long term NGO partner, also conveyed their wishes for the marathon. Being environmental friendly is a paramount issue and needs to be taken seriously. It is all about taking simple measures to protect Mother Earth so as to make this planet a better place for communities and generations to come. Hence, creating awareness and taking measures is the way forward. It is this belief that IIM Kozhikode and Calicut Half-Marathon wishes to encourage.
The marathon will start from beach (in front of All India Radio office) on 25th February, 2018 at 5 AM and run till Shri Gujarathi Vidyalaya higher secondary school. The marathon features three categories, a 21 km half-marathon, a 10 km mini-marathon which are a competitive race and a 3 km “Dream Run”, a non‐competitive run featuring people from all walks of life. We will be conducting three lead up events in the city starting from the upcoming week. “Walk the talk” will be conducted on 27th January, 2018 from CSI church, Mananchira to SM Street promoting morning walks. The cycle rally will take place on 11th February, 2018 while the flash mobs will be conducted at the beach and at Hi-Lite mall on 18th February, 2018.
Over the past eight years, the marathon has been taking up a unique cause every year- having focused on critical issues of women empowerment, rights of differently-abled people, waste management, organ donation and healthy living in the past. Calicut Half-Marathon 2018 is proud to be associated with Peekay Steel as the title sponsor and V-Guard as the Co-Sponsor. For registration visit www.calicutmarathon.in. Visit Calicut Half-Marathon Facebook page for constant updates.