Thane Half Marathon on February 27

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Thane, Feb 21 (PTI) A group of sports enthusiasts herehave organised a Half Marathon on February 27 with more than3,000 people likely to participate in the event.

The Rotary Club of Thane North, Masthanes and GurukulSports Foundation is organising the Thane Half Marathon 2011in the city comprising 21.097 km race for those above 18 yearsof age and the �Mast Run� a 5 km fun Run open for all above 12years of age.

Organisers said the event is organised for the worthycause of funding and promoting talented sports persons fromMaharashtra and also for boosting sports facilities in Thane.

The use of advanced technology will make the Thane HalfMarathon 2011 a hi-tech event. Timing chips for Half Marathonrunners, free Marathon photos online, free photo certificateand run photos on Marathon-photos.com, on an interactivewebsite for online registration and also information forrunners and run timings on SMS, are the attractive featureswhich appeal to the elite as well as amateur runners.

Medical aid by Jupiter Hospital, Energy drink �Lucozade�water stations by Kingfisher at regular intervals, distancemarking on the route, DJ stations to fuel up enthusiasm andrefreshments after the race are other arrangements for theparticipants.

The Thane Half Marathon 2011 will be an annual event, andso far more than 3,000 participants have registered theirnames. A section of the organisers have vowed to sponsor atleast 100 tribal students for the event, a spokesman said. PTICOR DK

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