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Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon ready to roll-out for the third year

Bhubaneswar, November 14, 2017
  • Block your Calendar: January 14, 2018
  • Online registrations to begin on November 15, 2017


Tata Steel, in association with the Sports and Youth Services Department, Government of Odisha, will be organizing the 3rd edition of Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon- 2018 on January 14, 2018, to commemorate National Youth Day. This was announced at a press conference held today in Bhubaneswar by Shri Vineel Krishna, Director-cum-Addl Secretary, Sports and Youth Services Department, along with Mr Sunil Bhaskaran, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, Mr Arun Misra, Vice President, Project Gopalpur and MD, Tata Steel Special Economic Zone, Mr Rajiv Kumar, Vice President Operations, Tata Steel Kalinganagar. Noted actors Mr Sabyasachi Mishra, Ms Archita Sahu and Odia sprinter Ms Dutee Chand were also present on the occasion.

The official T-Shirt for the marathon was unveiled at the event.

Complimenting Tata Steel for the initiative, Shri Krishna expressed hope that the upcoming half marathon will evoke even better interest amongst sports enthusiasts than last year. Mr Bhaskaran said that the company endeavours to make the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Half Marathon one of the key running events in India. Towards achieving this, all necessary steps are being taken including introduction of contemporary technology to conduct and monitor the marathon. Mr Arun Misra added that the company is known for its commitment for all-round development of society and sports has always remained a focus area. On the occasion, Mr Sabyasachi Mishra, Ms Archita Sahu and Ms Dutee Chand shared their fitness mantra and the importance of being fit.

Covering a distance of 21.1 km, the half marathon will start from Kalinga stadium, towards Khandagiri Square and return to culminate at the stadium. In addition, a 10 Km run for men and women for 16 years and above and a 5 Km run for boys and girls under the age of 16 years and born after January 14, 2002 will be organised. The registration fees for half marathon is Rs 300, for 10 km run is Rs 200 and for 5 km run is Rs 100. All participants will be given participation T Shirts, BIB Chip and Number and refreshments. The official website www.tatasteelbbsr-run.com for online registration, goes live from November 15, 2017.

State-of-the-art technology consisting of Timing Mats and its control units, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips, split timing mats on route, tracking camera, wi-fi network on route as per international standard will be used to follow world-class standards at the marathon. Awards worth Rs 8,64,000 will be given to winners in three different categories, with the highest prize money of Rs 1,00,000 going to each of the winners in the (men and women races) of the 21.1kms run.

Mr Manikanta Naik, Chief Resident Executive, Tata Steel, Bhubaneswar, Mr Kulvin Suri, Chief, Corporate Communications, Tata Steel, India & SEA and other senior officials of the company and Government of Odisha were also present during the announcement.

PRIZES FOR THE EVENT

Position

Half Marathon
(21.097 km )

10 km

5 km

Men

Women

Men

Women

Boys

Girls

1st

100,000.00

100,000.00

51,000.00

51,000.00

11,000.00

11,000.00

2nd

75,000.00

75,000.00

31,000.00

31,000.00

8,000.00

8,000.00

3rd

51,000.00

51,000.00

21,000.00

21,000.00

7,000.00

7,000.00

4th

31,000.00

31,000.00

15,000.00

15,000.00

5,000.00

5,000.00

5th

11,000.00

11,000.00

11,000.00

11,000.00

4,000.00

4,000.00

There will be trophies and medals awarded to winners and finishers of half marathon.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel Group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 27 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) as on March 31, 2017. It is the world's second-most geographically-diversified steel producer, with operations in 26 countries and a commercial presence in over 50 countries. The Group recorded a consolidated turnover of US $18.12 billion (INR 117,420 crore) in FY17. Tata Steel Group is spread across five continents with an employee base of nearly 74,000. Having bagged the Deming Application Prize and Deming Grand Prize for continuous improvement in 2008 and 2012 respectively, Tata Steel has now been recognised as the global ‘Industry Leader’ in ‘Steel category’ by Dow Jones Sustainability Index (2015). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has also been felicitated with several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2013-14 (received in 2017), Best Risk Management by CNBC TV18 (2016), ‘Best-in-class Manufacturing’ award from TIME India (2016) and the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from the Ethisphere Institute (2016), IIM Sustainability Award (2015), among several others.

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