Maharashtra Police International Marathon 2020
Its the first time in the country that Maharashtra Police is organising an international marathon in Mumbai on February 9 th. A huge number of runners are expected to take part in the marathon. This has been one of the objectives set out by the Prime Minister of India during the DGs / IGs annual conference.
The marathon will start at 5:30 am IST from the iconic Gateway of India in South of Mumbai and pass through the Bandra-Worli Sea Link.
A great initiative by Mumbai Police to create awareness about fitness. The marathon will also see around 50 top Indian male and female athletes and about 10 international athletes vying for the top honours, with actors Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn too participating in the event.
The participants include 700 full marathoners and 3,250 half marathoners. The race will have four categories of 5 km, 12 km, 21 km and 42 km. The age limit for the 5 km category is a minimum of 12 years while for the other three it is 18. The winners of the full marathon will win ₹3 lakh each, while those who win the half marathon will get ₹2 lakh each in the male and female categories.