Darjeeling, 21st November: Just a few hours from now, the 7th edition Darjeeling Hill Marathon 2020 - will begin in Darjeeling. The prestigious run is being organized by the Darjeeling police as part of an outreach and fitness programme under the community policing initiative. The theme for this year is “Time to R-UNLOCK”.
To boost the spirit of the runner, the marathon will also be participated by Milind Soman, the ambassador of the November 22 marathon. Soman is India’s supermodel, actor, producer and also one of the most well-known fitness promoters in the country. He was the first person to register the name for the 7th edition of Darjeeling Hill Marathon.
In addition to this, celebrities from across the country are set to cheer runners during the marathon. The country's most loved singer Kailash Kher and his band Kailasa will be performing live during the marathon. Former Indian team footballer Shyam Thapa and Everester Jamling Tenzing Norgay Sherpa will also cheer at the event.
The marathon, which has two sections of 21.1km and 10km runs, will start and finish at Darjeeling's Chowrasta. The run has been divided into six categories, namely - Below 45 – Male/Female, Above 45 – Male/Female and Police – Male/Female categories. The top three winners of the 21.1km marathon will receive prizes of Rs 1 lakh, Rs 50,000 and Rs 25,000 while the winners of the 10km run will bag Rs 25,000, Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000 respectively.