8208 Runners For Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2015; Yuvraj Singh Leads Puma Warm-up Zone
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Marketing | December 29, 2015 | News
Tata Steel Kolkata 25k Puma Yuvraj Singh
The second edition of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K (TSK 25K) concluded on Dec 20, with Sudha Singh and Elam Singh clinching the elite women’s and men’s titles, respectively. This year’s marathon saw an increase in participation with 8208 runners showing up for the race. 996 among these runners ran in the 25K race. Apart from the Elite Men, Elite Women, and Amateur 25K, the other categories and prizes included a Police Cup, 10K Amateur, Ananada Run, and Jabong Run in Costume.
The event held at Kolkata’s Red Road also saw Olympic trio, Sudha Singh, Lalita Babbar, and O P Jaisha, smashed the course record by a huge margin, first set by Kavita Raut in the first edition of TSK 25K, last year. The surge in participation this year was clearly visible with 2859 men and women running in the 10K, which was more than double of last year’s numbers. The Ananda Run had 3996 runners, while 113 senior citizens and 172 Champions With Disability, made it to the early morning run.
To provide the TSK 25K runners an enhanced running experience, a number of facilities and initiatives were undertaken by the event sponsors and partners. The PUMA Warm-up Zone was popular with cricketer Yuvraj Singh taking center stage. The warm up sessions were co-hosted by Marathon Veteran Neha Dhupia and running expert Shayamal Vallabhjee. A Volini recovery zone, post event refreshments, and finishers medals were also organised to support and encourage the participants. Shrimad Ramchandra Love & Care group one the unique Jabong Run in Costume competition, while team Cry - Ensuring Child Rights Get Healthy & Give Healthy, came in as runners-up.
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The second edition of Tata Steel Kolkata 25k, held on Dec 20, 2015, featured PUMA Warm-up Zone with Yuvraj Singh, Volini recovery zone and other initiatives by sponsors and partners.