Did you know Nagpur is the geographical centre point of India? Did you know that there’s a zero milestone in the city indicated by a tall sandstone pillar? Did you know that the British measured distances to other cities from Nagpur?
Explore Nagpur while participating in the debut 0 Mile Marathon on Sunday, 14th February 2016. Organised by Zipprr.com, a portal for running based information and needs, the marathon has already garnered the interest of top Indian marathoners including podium finishers Sayuri Dalvi and Kavin Komabathini, as well as Nagpur hero and India’s “one-legged wonder” Ashok Munne.
Divided into four race categories that meander through some of Nagpur’s most scenic spots, this first edition of the 0 Mile Marathon promises to be an exciting event with over 3,000 people expected to participate. Shahina Lalani, Co-founder of Zipprr.com, said, “We are planning to make our event a national event. We have invited runners from various cities to run the marathon. Our USP is that the half marathon route crosses zero point milestone of India.”
The Race categories and Running Routes for each of the categories are as follows:
- 21.1km ZERO MILE RUN, which is a half marathon, will cover the Zero Milestone of India, Maharaja Bagh, VIP Road, the lush greenery of Seminary Hills, Futala Lake and the Walkers’ Road.
- 10.5 Km ENDURANCE RUN will cover VIP Road, the lush greenery of Seminary Hills and Futala Lake.
- 6.5 Km DREAM RUN will cover Walkers’ Road, Futala Road and Seminary Hills’ Road.
- 3.0 Km FUN RUN will cover Walkers’ Road and Japanese Garden.
The top three finishers in the 21.1km and 10.5km race categories will be awarded cash prizes.
Speaking about the development, Nishikant Kashikar, Maharashtra State Vice President, NCP Students Wing in Nagpur, said, “The 0 Mile Nagpur Marathon will become the city’s pride and joy. It will not only spread the fitness mantra among locals, but will also draw in large numbers of runners from other cities to promote the idea of health and happy living.”
To register for the marathon or for more information, please visit the event website at www.0milemarathon.com
Zipprr.com is a sports website that aims to promote fitness and an active life among Indians. Backed by sports enthusiasts and healthcare professionals, the website concentrates on running and serves as a one stop solution for the needs of runners. Beginners looking for the right training plan, as well as seasoned runners looking to ease a painful runner’s knee, zipprr.com provides information to runners of all levels.