City to Host Run Against Drug Abuse on October 7


Thrill Zone Trust would be organizing a half marathon Run Against Drug Abuse in city on Sunday, October 7. The run which is open to all and residents of any age group can participate in the run against a nominal registration fee.

Run Against Drug Abuse

The 21 km half marathon run will be flagged off from Chandigarh Club in Sector 1 at 5:30 am, while 10 km run will be flagged off at 5:45 am and 5 km run will be flagged off at 6 am. All participants will be given medals, certificates, T Shirts and refreshments. Winners in different categories will be given trophies.

The run is in sync with the recent announcement made by the Punjab Chief Minister, Capt. Amarinder Singh on Independence Day last month calling for Freedom from Drugs and had launched a programme to take the war against drugs to schools and colleges. Narcotics Control Bureau Zonal Office in Chandigarh is also supporting the event.

Giving the information, P.C. Kushwaha, the brain behind the run said, “This is the fourth edition of Punjab Half Marathon. The run will start from Chandigarh Club, sector 1 then Rock garden, Sukhna lake and U turn from IT Park.” P.C. Kushwaha is known as youngest multicity marathon organiser in India.

This is Thrill Zone’s 47th Event in four years. Thrill Zone is an organization working towards the establishment of running as a serious sport by means of marathons and extensive training. We at Thrill Zone are committed to the cause of healthy living catering running fraternity to promote Running Culture, he added.

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There will be three categories for the run – 21 km, 10 km and 5 km while age categories for 21 km half marathon (both male and female) would be 18-25 years, 25 to 35 years, 35 to 45 years, 45 to 50 years, 50 to 60 years and 60 plus.

For 10 km (both male and female) there will be three age groups – Under 18 Years, 18 to 50 Years and 50 plus years. The 5 km run is open for all age groups.

There will be around 7-10 water and energy drink stations on route for Runners and Medical support on route and venue, start and finish point. There will be route marshals to support the runners participating in event, besides all medical facilities including ambulance and a team of doctors and the run will be monitored using drone cameras.

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