'Sabarmati Marathon 2010' : Ahmedabad's first marathon on December 26




Sabarmati Marathon AMDAVAD
Gujarat’s first ever International Marathon to be held on Sunday 26th December, 2010
Part of the Kankaria Carnival 2010
It will also commemorate 600 years of Ahmedabad.

Organized by
Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and
Ahmedabad Runners’ Club
“Sabarmati Marathon, Amdavad” aspires to position Ahmedabad on the world map in the field of sports.
What?
Gujarat’s first International Marathon in the following categories:
Marathon – 42.195 km
Half Marathon – 21.095 km
Dream Run – 6 km
Senior Citizen Run– 7 km
Wheelchair Event – 7 km
Visually Challenged Persons’ Run – 7 km – Only marathon event in the world to have this category
Run for Kanakaria – 3.5 km
Reach?
50 lakh people of Ahmedabad and surrounding areas will be spectators at the event on 26th December, 2010
At least 7,500 people are expected to be a part of the Event
Running groups from all across the world are being invited.
Defense personnel and Policemen being specially invited from all over the country
Internationally renowned sportsmen from all over are being invited
The cream of Ahmedabad to be a part of the run
Why?
Ahmedabad is one of the World’s fastest growing cities
Internationally recognized for Kite Flying and Navaratri festivals
Sports – to exhibit the city, its culture and growth – a medium for a world wide recognition
Inclusive celebration of the city and its people
In line with the development as a Mega-City, Ahmedabad already hosts the International Kite Festival
Navaratri, spread over nine nights, is the longest dance festival in the world
Ahmedabad has its own International Film Festival today
Ahmedabad’s development has been showcased in the Kankaria Lakefront, Sabarmati Riverfront Project and BRTS
THE ONLY THING MISSING IS AN INTERNATIONAL MARATHON…
History & Geography of Marathons
1896, Athens Olympics – first ever Marathon
92 countries – more than 300 Marathons – from Antarctica Marathon to North Pole Marathon
Athens, Chicago, Berlin, London, New York, Dubai, Bangkok, Singapore, Barcelona, Tokyo, Beijing, Mumbai, Delhi…
China organizes 6 International Marathons including The Great Wall Marathon
Sports & Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad is home to some of the world’s leading sportsmen – Billiard Champion Geet Sethi and Cricketers like Parthiv Patel, Ravindra Jadeja
1996 – Host to Cricket World Cup
Hosts national and international level Golf Tournaments, Billiard Championships, Tennis Tournaments, Chess Championships.
Sabarmati Marathon, Amdavad 2010 – On the Move
Sabarmati Marathon Amdavad 2010 has been officially announced by
Hon’ble Mayor of Ahmedabad Mr. Asit Vora,.
Hon’ble Mayor has commenced the Event of registrations by personally registering for the Dream Run (6 km) category.
The Standing Committee, as well as AMC officials and Ahmedabad Runners’ Club, are all set to make the event a grand success.