IIMK conducts fourth edition of Calicut Mini-Marathon

by Management Paradise on Tuesday 26 February 2013, 1:50 PM | Category: Press Releases| View: 1116 views

IIMK conducts fourth edition of Calicut Mini-Marathon


The Calicut mini-marathon, with its first two editions since 2010 has come to become an annual event, synonymous with Calicut, IIMK and social welfare. On 24th February 2013, Calicut city ran once again when IIM Kozhikode organized the fourth edition of Madhyamam Calicut mini-Marathon 2013and the Gateway Hotel Calicut Dream run. With its theme “War on Waste”, the fourth edition of mini-marathon aimed to highlight issues concerning waste management in Kerala such as environmental concerns, recycling and recovery of waste, waste disposal etc.


The proceeding started off early morning at Calicut Beach from 06:00 AM with free registration of almost 6000+ participants. The event was attended by dignitaries such as Dr M. K Muneer, Minister for Social Welfare and Panchayat, Government of Kerala (Chief Guest), Nithya Das, Actress ( Guest of honour), P V Gangadharan ( Producer and owner of Grihalakshmi Films), Mr K V Mohan Kumar ( Collector), Mr Sparjan Kumar (Police Commissioner), Mr K J Mathai (District Sports Council President), Mr Raheem ( General Manager of Madhyamam), General Manager of the Gateway hotel ( Mr Manoj Janardan) among others.


The 10-km men's race was flagged off by Dr M K Muneer, followed by the flag-off of 10-km women's race by Actress Nithya Das. This was followed by Mr P V Gangadhran flagging off the 3-km Gateway hotel Dream run men's category and Mr Sparjan Kumar (Police Commissioner) flagging off the 3 km Dream run women's category.


The timing officials of Kozhikode District Sports Council confirmed the winners as under:

10-km men's category-

1st place: G Lakshamanan  (Indian Army) (32.24 minutes)

2nd place: Khetraram (Indian Army) (32.46 minutes)

3rd place: Ramesh Bishnoi (Indian Army) (33.2 minutes)

10-km women's category-

1st place:  U P Jaisha (Railway) (37.24 minutes)

2nd place: Rameshwari  (Parli Athletic Club) ( 37.48 minutes)

3rd place: Thara (Parle Athletic Club) ( 38.26 minutes)


In addition, consolation prizes were awarded to Top 4th to 10th positions in each of the race category, adding up to total prizes worth Rs.1.84 lakh along with medals and recognitions and free membership to the top three in mini Marathon and the first prize winners in Dream run  at Talwalkars Calicut, our fitness partner.


Other awards presented during the presentation ceremony included the Best College trophy to NIT Calicut and medals and recognitions to students winning various competitions at ‘Open day' held at IIM Kozhikode in the run-up  to the D-day to raise awareness about waste management issues amongst the students.


The title sponsor for the Calicut mini-marathon 2013 was Madhyamam and the Gateway Hotel was the associate sponsor. Talwalkars was our Fitness partner. Our  other partners and sponsors include Kozhikode District sports Council (event partner), UL Cyberpark (website partner), Kozhikottukaar (Social media partner), Dominos (Beverage Partner), Red FM (Radio partner), KTC Honda (Bike rally sponsor), Zella Diamonds (route partner), MIMS (Hospital Partner), Focus mall (Mall partner), Red fish (Design Partner),  Crown theatre (multiplex partner) and Lee, Levi's, Mezbaan, Big Bazaar and Zindagi matrimony as publicity partners .

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