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6th Edition of Jamshedpur Run-a-thon Ready for Flag off on November 10, 2019

Jamshedpur, November 06, 2019

Tata Steel Jamshedpur Run-a-thon 2019 – an important event in the steel city sporting calendar - is all set for the get set go mark on November 10. This was informed by Mr. Ravi Radhakrishnan, Chief Aviation & Sports, Tata Steel in a press conference held at the JRD Tata complex. 

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Ravi Radhakrishnan said; “More than a hundred years ago when the steel plant was being set up our Founder Jamsetji Tata envisioned a city filled with parks and sporting facilities that would ensure a healthy lifestyle for all. With the motto of Fitness is Fun Just Run, the Jamshedpur Run-a-thon has evolved as a sporting event of repute attracting serious runners, fitness enthusiasts and health conscious individuals from all walks of life across the country. We wish all participants a fun filled and memorable experience this year.”

With more than 45% online registrations – signaling a growth in digital preference by the masses -  the Run-a-thon this year has received more than 4200 registrations till date.

Running enthusiasts from fourteen Indian States including those from far and wide such as Tamilnadu have registered for the Jamshedpur Run this year. Mr. Ajay Kumar Bind from Uttar Pradesh – a Gold medalist in the 5KM category in the South Asian Games and an India team member in international cross-country championships will participate in the 10 KM Men Category. Ms. Samsad Ara Begum (Odisha) who was one of the winners last year as well as Ms. Basanti Hembrom from Tata Steel Training Centre, Jamshedpur who also won last year have registered for the event year while another winner Mr. Arjun Tudu from Tata Steel has registered in the 10 KM Men category.

On Sunday, November 10, 2019 the 10 KM run will kick-off from the Archery Ground, JRD Tata Sports Complex with the first race scheduled at 06:10 hours. This event is open for Indian Nationals only.  10 KM is the internationally-approved distance for road races by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). The 7 KM run will flag off at 07:05 hours, the 5 KM run for boys at 7:50 hours and the 5 KM run for girls at 7:55 hours. The reporting time for 10-km run is 5.30 AM, 7-km run is 6.30 AM and 5-km run is 7 AM.

The distribution of Bib chip, T-shirts, Instruction Manual  and refreshment coupons to the registered participants from in and around Jamshedpur has started from today at the specially created booths at the JRD Sports Complex and will continue till November 8. The participants from out-locations would be able to collect their kits comprising the above mentioned four items on November 9, 2019. Communication to this effect has been shared with all registered participants.

On the day of the event i.e. November 10, the participants for all race categories will be allowed entry into the JRD Sports Complex from Gate # 6, 7 & 8. After entering from any of these gates, participants would require to assemble in the holding area (Handball Court) before proceeding for the flag off under supervision as per protocol.

The 5-km run for under-16 boys and girls will start from the Archery Ground, JRD Tata Sports Complex. The runners will move towards Convent School and further ahead to CH Area roundabout. The runners after reaching CH Area Petrol Pump will take a U-turn, cross CH Area Roundabout and move toward the JUSCO Office roundabout. Runners will run past the entrance of the Keenan Stadium and reach the finish line at the Archery Ground entering from JRD Tata Sports Complex main gate.

The 7-km run will follow the same route as the 5-km run till CH Area petrol pump. From CH Area, the runners will move further towards Marine Drive. At the Marine Drive stretch, they will take a U-turn for the CH Area roundabout. The runners will move toward the JUSCO Office roundabout. They will enter the JRD Tata Sports Complex from the entrance near the Boxing Training Centre, Straight Mile Road and reach the finish line at the Archery Ground.

The 10-km run will follow the same route as 7-km. However, the runners will cover a larger distance on the Marine Drive before reaching the finish line at the Archery Ground entering JRD Tata Sports Complex from the Boxing Training Centre Gate, Straight Mile Road.

Parking areas have been denoted as Loyola Ground, Armoury Ground and the area in front of Bodhi Temple, Sakchi near Rajendra Vidyalaya School.

Drop gates would be operational for restricting vehicular traffic and facilitating movement of runners at the following areas:

  • Drop Gate 1 - Park View Road
  • Drop Gate 2&3 - CFE
  • Drop Gate 4 - CH Area
  • Drop Gate 5 - Beldih to Jubilee
  • Drop Gate 6 & 7 - CH area roundabout
  • Drop Gate 8 - CH Area Road No. 12
  • Drop Gate 9 & 10 - Marine Drive entry Sudha Diary shop
  • Drop Gate 11 - Entry to Marine Drive /Army Band area & Slider Gate
  • Drop Gate 12 & 13 - Marine Drive one side close
  • Drop Gate 14 & 15 - Marine Drive/Company Gate
  • Drop Gate 16 & 17 - Beldih Roundabout
  • Drop Gate 18 & 19 - JUSCO Roundabout
  • Sliders at DB Roundabout

Sports and physical fitness are ingrained in the philosophy of Tata Steel. The Sports Department consistently organises sporting and running events to provide a healthy work-life balance for Tata Steel employees and believes in promoting fitness among stakeholders in the larger community.

About Tata Steel               
Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 33 million tonnes per annum (MnTPA). It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $22.67 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2019. In 2018, Tata Steel acquired Bhushan Steel Ltd (now renamed as Tata Steel BSL Ltd).

A Great Place to Work-Certified organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel retained the ‘Global Steel Industry Leader’ position in the DJSI 2018. The Company has been recognised as the Climate Disclosure Leader in ‘Steel category’ by CDP (2017). Besides being a member of the World Steel Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards including the Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17, ‘GreenPro’ certification for products (Tata Pravesh Steel Doors, Tata Structura, Tata Pipes) by CII, Authorized Economic Operator  (AEO) status (Tier 2) by the Directorate of International Customs (Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India), ‘Corporate Strategy Award’ by Mint (2018), Golden Peacock Award for Risk Management (2018) and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2019) by CNBC TV18. The Company also received the ‘Most Ethical Company’ award from Ethisphere Institute for the eight time (2019), Steel Sustainability Champion (2018) by the World Steel Association, Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Awards (2019), Golden Peacock HR Excellence Award by Institute of Directors (2018), ‘Best Companies To Work For’ recognition by Business Today, 'Asia's Best Integrated Report' award by the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (2017), among several others.

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