Darjeeling Police and Amway India, country’s leading Direct Selling FMCG Company, have announced that the fourth edition of Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon 2016 will be held in Darjeeling in collaboration with GTA, Baghajatin Sports Club, Siliguri and Bengal Road Race Association to celebrate the 154th Birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. Shri Amit P Javalgi, IPS, Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling, and Shri Amarnath K, IPS, Additional Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling, made the announcement in Siliguri today.
Shiny Wilson, former Indian Athelete will flag off the Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon on 12th January at Sukhika Pokhri 7.30 am and will also present the prizes at 10 am at Chowrasta.
The objective behind organizing the Amway Darjeeling Police marathon is to spread awareness about health and fitness amongst people in Darjeeling and North Bengal. The sporting event is also dedicated to establish peace and harmony between people of Hills and plains.
Speaking on the occasion, Amit P Javalgi ,IPS, Superintendent of Police, Darjeeling Police, said, “Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon has moved on to become an international sporting event with introduction of half marathon in 2015. We hope this marathon will attract thousands of amateur and seasoned runners this year too from across the country as well as the globe.”
Shri G S Cheema, Sr. Vice President, North & East, Amway India, said, “We are delighted to continue our relationship with Darjeeling Marathon for the fourth year in a row. The event has become bigger with each passing year. We hope that this marathon will inspire more people to live and adopt a healthy lifestyle.”
The fourth edition of the Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon will continue to be a Half Marathon covering a stretch of 21 kilometers for professional runners as well as sports lovers and fitness enthusiasts in both men as well as women categories. The top rankers in all the categories will be rewarded with a cash prize, a medal and a certificate. There is a cash prize of Rs 1.5 lakh for the winner; Rs. 75,000 for the first runner-up and Rs 50,000 for second runners up. In addition, there are more prizes as well as special gift hampers sponsored by Amway India for the top finishers.
Registration Process of Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon, 2017: Sports and fitness enthusiasts can register themselves through online registration process through www.amwaydarjeelingpolicemarathon.in .Registration process started on 1st January and will close on 10th January,2016 . Physical mode of registration will happen at 14 Police Stations of Darjeeling. Entry fee to participate in the marathon is Rs 250. All participants will have to report at the Police Lines, Dali, Darjeeling at 9 AM on 11 January, 2016 for the medical checkup and spot registration.
The fourth edition of Amway Darjeeling Police Marathon will flag off at Sukhia Pokhri , Forest depot Ground at 7.30 am on 12th January and traverse through Darjeeling city touching vantage points like Lapchey Jagat, Puboong Phatak, Ghoom Bhanjan, Ghoom Railway Station, Dali Fatak, Darjeeling Railway Station, Padmaja Naidu Zoological Garden , Himalayan Mountaineering Institute and conclude at the Chowrasta.