Chaibasa, Sept. 23: Tata Steel is all set to organise its first-ever Noamundi Run-a-thon on October 8, 2017. The event will kick-start from Noamundi Sports Complex with the first race scheduled at 6:30 am.
The theme chosen for the run is “Run for Biodiversity”. Restoring biodiversity in and around the Noamundi mining area is a significant step towards sustainable mining. Speaking about the initiative, Pankaj Satija, General Manager (Ore Mines & Quarries) Tata Steel said, “Sports is a way of life at Tata Steel. We have been organising several initiatives as part of our commitment to conserve, enhance and restore biodiversity in our areas of operation. Thro’ this event we will not only reiterate our commitment to biodiversity but also promote health and fitness.”
There will be different events for various categories of runners. Apart from the 10 KM run for elite runners (open to all), there will be a 7 KM run for Men and Women, a 5 KM run for Boys and Girls from Schools and Colleges and a 2 KM run for Persons with Disability. The reporting time for all races is 6 am. This event is open to all.
Addressing a press conference at a Chaibasa hotel on Friday, Tata Steel Corporate Communications Chief Kulvin Suri said, sport is our fundament commitment to the society and we promote sports based activities across the country. It was Tatas who sponsored the Indian Olympic team in 1920.
Tata Steel has been organising Marathons in Mumbai, Calcutta and Bhubaneswar and it will be the first time when we organize the run-a-thon in Rural area of Noamundi, added Suri.
Everester Hemant Gupta said, running has no any age limit and it is an exercise without investment.
Ashish Kumar, head, Sports, Tata Steel informed that registration has already started and last date is 30th September. The run for bio diversity will be organized in natural panoramic view. The winners will receive prize money. Online registrations can be done at http://www.tatasteelnoa-run.com . There are Registration Kiosks in schools and colleges and villages for manual registration. Registration can also be done offline at Noamundi Sports Complex from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm everyday.