Hills set to organise 6th Darjeeling Hill Marathon on Sunday
Darjeeling: Darjeeling is all set to host the 6th edition of the Darjeeling Hill Marathon on November 10. Organised jointly by the Sports Development Foundation and the Darjeeling Police, the marathon has raised the bar this time. "This time the participants for the marathon will be getting timing certificates, which can be used as qualification timing used as eligibility criteria for other national marathon events," stated Prasanta Saha, organising secretary of the event. Electronic timer mats will be placed at the start line which will record the timings based on electronic chips embedded in the number tags of the runners. There will be two or three electronic control points along the route for the 21 km and 10 km marathons. "This run is all set to emerge as one with one of the best routes in the country , As Reported By Milleniumpost.
According to the Newspaper,It is a national event," stated Olympian Menezes. Participants from all over the country along with foreign runners will be taking part in the run. 2,000 participants have already registered. "We expect the residents to come out on the streets in large numbers and encourage the run. It is a run for Darjeeling.