Tirupati, put aside all the other weekend stuff for tomorrow. 7 Hills Marathon is scheduled with grand arrangements and is set to take place at SV University stadium’s Tarakarama sports pavilion.
A mission of Murali Nannapaneni, a general physician who has run 57 marathons in the last eight years totaling to 18,000 plus kilometres, he wants to create running as a regular practice for the citizens through the marathon. After successfully holding the Hyderabad Marathon, Vizag Marathon and Amaravati Marathon, he now brings the ‘7 Hills Marathon’ to Tirupati as the Race Director.
The response for the event has been tremendous, with 5,000 enthusiasts already registered as participants. For those interested, the details are as below:
- The entire event is divided into 3K Run, 5K Run, 10K Run and 21K Run
- The shortest is the 3K Run, and here the participants will have to touch the Dairy Farm railway gate, come back to SV Arts College and back to the stadium.
- The longest run covers 21.5 kms, where one takes route via Dairy Farm (railway gate), back to NTR Circle with a ‘U’ turn, Alipiri junction, SV Zoo Park, Cherlopalli junction, West Church, and back to the stadium.
Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will participate in the brief closing ceremony and distribute prizes to the winners.
More details at www.7hillsmarathon.com. The event is conducted by DEEP in association with the state Government and the police department.