Mumbai: The legendary cricketer Kapil Dev is all set to flag off the Tridhaatu Navi Mumbai Half Marathon 2019, to be held on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5:30 am from the CIDCO Exhibitions Centre, Vashi. Internationally acclaimed marathon coach Norrie Williamson comes on board as Race Director.
The Navi Mumbai Half Marathon (NMHM) 2019 event in its 3rd edition is designed on an international scale. Runners will experience a world class venue, running along the lush green and flat Palm Beach route, under perfect weather conditions. The NMHM 2019 is affiliated to AIMS (Association of International Marathons & Distance Races) Full Membership, MAAA – Maharashtra Amateur Athletics Association and TDAAA- Thane District Amateur Athletics Association.
The CIDCO Centre where runners will assemble before start of the race will be the largest fully air conditioned assembly point in the country. All participants will get a Bib with a timing chip attached which will help capture the timing across all points on the course, including the start and finish. Participants will receive an Authentic Event Jacket, Event T-Shirt, Race BiB, Finisher’s Medal, E-Certificate and refreshments.
Speaking on the announcement Mr. Dhananjay Sandu, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tridhaatu Realty & Infra Pvt. Ltd., said, “We are happy to bring this world class marathon race to the people of Navi Mumbai and Mumbai. The response received has been phenomenal and we expect the numbers to grow even more. Marathon is a sport of endurance. It’s the ability to be strong mentally and physically that keeps one going and to never give up. This requires a combination of healthy mind and body. Marathons epitomize qualities like staying focused and perseverance that help achieve success in every sphere of life.”
There are two race categories:
- The Half Marathon run over a distance of 21.097 km ( Age limit 18 years onwards)
- The Future Generali 10 k run 10 km (Age limit 16 years onwards)
The eligibility criterion to qualify for the Half Marathon is that you have run faster than the cut off timing under your age category as under.
|18 Yrs – 34 Yrs||1:25:00||1:50:00|
|35 Yrs-39 Yrs||1:29:00||1:54:00|
|40 Yrs- 49 Yrs||1:37:00||2:05:00|
|50 Yrs – 59 Yrs||1:49:00||2:45:00|
|60 Yrs & Above||2:40:00||All|
35 years ago the world witnessed India winning the Cricket World Cup for the first time. It was this inspirational legend, Padma Bhushan Mr. Kapil Dev, one of the finest all-rounder the game has ever seen – leading a team through their finest triumph to call team India – the 1983 World Champions!
Kapil Dev as our Race Celebrity – a man who has been a sporting legend, the Indian Cricketer of the Century named by Wisden, holding the world record for the most number of wickets taken in Test cricket during his time until retirement, only player in the history of cricket to have taken more than 400 wickets (434 wickets) and scored more than 5000 runs in Tests.