India’s Premium Hill Resort will host the seventh edition of the prestigious Namah Nainital Mountain Monsoon Marathon (NNM3), an event that sees a massive participation of hill folks including the industrial belt of SIDCUL. Held annually on the last Sunday of August, the event brings some good news and vibes from the mountains to the rest of nation especially post monsoon deluge.
This edition in continuation with previous ones is likely to see some long distance athletes from countries like Ethiopia and Kenya along with Indian athletes and amateur runners will gather in Nainital to put their best effort.
Uttarakhand in recent times has given new hope to long distance running and walking events. This year at Rio Olympics, out of four sportsmen from Uttarakhand, three of them are representing India in 20 km Walking Race and Full Marathon. These sportsmen are Nitendra Singh Rawat (42 km full marathon), Gurmeet Singh and Manish Rawat (20 km walking event). This event since its inception has been supported by Uttarakhand Tourism, Sidcul and The Manu Maharani Hotel in its previous edition. This year the event will have sponsorship by Namah, a premium luxury brand of DS Hospitality. The co-sponsor is Uttrakhand Tourism Department; they will be prize sponsors, the theme of the marathon is to promote Uttrakhand tourism during monsoons.
Mr Manish Kumar, General Manager, Marketing & Sales for Namah says, “As privileged title sponsors of this annual running event, we at Namah are pleased to support the organically growing event that supports local population interacting with senior national and international athletes in running a mountain challenge which has uphill running of 4 km besides 3 km of flat and rest mix of downhill and flat in 21 km running event. He further adds, this year we are doing geo-targeting in across the hills of Uttarakhand to invite more participation and would campaign to get city people out of home to encourage our runners. Namah feels that by supporting Nainital Monsoon Mountain Marathon, they have created an opportunity for meaningful and creative activation.
The district sports officer of Udham Singh Nagar, Mr Suresh Pandey an international fame athlete, will also be the event director. The event is organised by an NGO Run2live, which is headed by Mr Harish Tiwari, an international fame athlete himself. The NGO was formed with an aim to promote running and fitness.
First hundred runners will get the finishing medal. All runners who finish the marathon will get a timing certificate along with two nights complimentary stay in Nainital.
The registrations for the marathon is open, The online registrations can be done from http://www.run2live.co.in/events.php, any information on marathon can be obtained from Mr Harish Tiwari -07579228128.
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