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Darjeeling Police Marathon on Nov 22

Friday, Oct 23, 2020 10:30 [IST]

Last Update: Friday, Oct 23, 2020 05:00 [IST]

Darjeeling Police Marathon on Nov 22

Our Correspondent
The 7th edition of Darjeeling Police Marathon will take place on November 22, the organisers announced here today.
The online registration for the marathon also started from today onwards for which the event brand ambassador MilindSoman and his wife AnkitaKonwar have also registered.
Darjeeling ASP Abhishek Gupta said, "This is a part of our community police initiative so we can promote police-public friendship. Through this we also wanted to promote fitness as in present Covid-19 situation, focus should also be on building people's immunity."
He informed that the marathon will have six categories each in 21.1-km run and 10-km run.
The prize money for the first, second and third in the 21.1-km category will be Rs. 1 lakh, Rs. 50,000 and Rs. 25,000 respectively while for the 10-km run it will be Rs. 25,000, Rs. 15,000 and Rs. 10,000.
"We want participants to come from all over the country like previous years. International participants were also seen in the past years but we are unsure if they will come or not due to issues like international flights during this Covid pandemic," said Gupta.

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi