Half-Marathon on Nov 23

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Aurangabad, Nov 13 (UNI) The Ellora-Ajanta Festival Committee and Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) will jointly organise half- marathon on November 23, as part of the four-day Ellora-Ajanta Festival.

The Festival will be organised between November 28 and December one at Soneri Mahal. The main attraction of event is the former Indian hockey team captain, Dhanraj Pillai, who will be the chief guest.

In all, cash prizes worth Rs 2.15 lakh will be given to the winners. There will be nine categories, including 21 km half- marathon, five km and two km. For the 21 km, the cash prize is Rs 1.37 lakh, for five and two km Rs 48,000 and Rs 37,000 respectively, the sources said.

Each participant will be given a certificate, whereas the winner of each category will get a cash prize of Rs 2,500, Rs 1,500 for runner-up and Rs 1,000 for the second runner up, the organisers said.

The 21 km event will start from Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University (BAMU) gate on November 23. The participants from outside will be provided lodging and boarding facilities. They will have to register their names till November 22, while the local participants will have to register their names before or on November 20.

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