Port Blair, Feb 02: The Andaman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Port Blair has initiated an annual event, which is now in its 7th year, titled ‘Andaman Marathon’ with the objective to put the Andaman Islands in the global tourism map and also to promote and create awareness for a healthy life-style and Swatch Andaman.
The event is being organized in association with the Andaman & Nicobar Administration. Over the years, the event has generated substantial interest not only in the islands but also in other parts of the country as well as internationally.
The Lt. Governor Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd), A&N Islands has kindly consented to flag off the event from the historic Cellular Jail on Sunday the 18th February, 2018 at 0515 hrs. and also distribute the prizes to the winners at 0800 hrs. at the Netaji Stadium.
All arrangements for conducting the Andaman Marathon 2018 on 18th February, 2018 is going on in full swing. This year we are expecting more than 1500 participants under the following categories: Half Marathon – Open to all:-Male 1st prize – Rs.60,000/-(Only Indian Nationals are Female 2nd prize – Rs.40,000/-eligible for prize money) 3rd prize – Rs.25,000/- 4th prize- Rs.15,000/- 10 K Open – (Islanders only) Male 1st prize – Rs.40,000/- Female 2nd prize – Rs.30,000/- 3rd prize – Rs.25,000/-4th prize- Rs.15,000/- 10 K Seniors (Islanders only) Male 1st prize – Rs.40,000/- Female 2nd prize – Rs.30,000/- 3rd prize – Rs.25,000/- 4th prize- Rs.15,000/- 10 K (Boys & Girls – Islanders only) Boys 1st prize – Rs.30,000/-Girls 2nd prize – Rs.20,000/- 3rd prize – Rs.15,000/- 4th prize- Rs.10,000/-
The prize money has been restricted to Indian Nationals/Islanders only. Registration for all events are taking place in ACCI Office and Netaji Stadium. The Brand Ambassador Mr. Rahul Bose along with Celebrity Guest will be participating in the flag off at 0515 hrs. as well as the award function at Netaji Stadium at 0800 hrs.
All citizen of Port Blair are requested to participate in the Andaman Marathon 2018.