The Indian Army and Arunachal Pradesh State Govt are jointly organising the Tawang Marathon at Tawang on Sunday, 01 October 23.
It will be the first time when a marathon event of this scale will be organised in this part of the country.
Tawang which is at an average elevation of 10000 feet above mean sea level will present the participants a unique chance to take part in one of the very few and possibly the most challenging high-altitude runs in the country.
The aim of this event is to establish Tawang on adventure sports and Marathon map to boost the tourism in the region.
Apart from large number of marathon enthusiast from all over the country, the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force and all major Central Armed Police Forces like ITBP and SSB are fielding strong teams for the event. The Tawang Marathon will include Marathon, Half-Marathon, 10 km and 5 km races.
CM Pema Khandu is supporting the event and he was the first one to register for the event.
Source: Indian Army
Report- Pratyusha Mukherjee, Journalist, BBC News (East & North East)
(More than a Decade, this Kolkata based Journalist is covering Defence related issues along with Sports. In her illustrated career she has covered many major events and achieved National and International awards for Journalism.)