22nd Edition Of The Salwan Marathon To Be Held On November 5

Challenging Route of the marathon will see a participation from over 50000 students


Salwan Marathon, continuing on its vision of creating a sporting legacy for the generation today, will host its 22nd edition on Sunday (November 5, 2017) at Brar Square, Delhi Cantt. This year promises to be more challenging for all the categories U/14 (4.5km), U/16 (6km) and U/18 (8km) Girls and Boys), will see a tougher route and with the increased number of students registering from the North- East, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, which will redefine the character of Delhi as a Sports city, so feel the organizers of the run.

Announcing the details of the run, Samrata Diwan, spokesperson, Salwan Marathon said, "It's all about courage, to go that extra mile in search for perfection and to bring laurels to their Institution. But what is amazing is that it's a tough competition amongst the rural v/s urban children, with the students from the rural background certainly having an upper edge as in the past 16 years or so, perhaps due to their living style, their struggle or maybe this is their chance to prove their mettle".

Samrata added, "Our objective is clear, to tap talent at Grass roots level and encourage Competitive Sports in the city, promote clean sports through fair play and respect amongst each other, add value by conducting stringent measures against Doping, age fudging both by students and their mentors and use of multiple cameras to track the route each participant through chip technology. We strongly believe that Sport is all inclusive and a necessity for all students, with or without intellectual disabilities. We would like to integrate the visually impaired and differently-abled children with the mainstream students through the Inspirational power of running.”

Interested students and volunteers can register for the run by loggin on to 

More than 4000 volunteers from the Athletic Federation of India, Delhi State Amateur Athletics Association and Physical instructors across India will ensure the safety and security of each participant at the event which saw over 52000 students from over 1200 schools across India, including 2500 visually impaired children take part in the year 2016.

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