A marathon with the theme Run for the Girl Child will take place at Mangan on November 13. The event is being hosted by the District Administration, along with Sports and Youth Affairs Department of North District under the Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme.
The run is divided into two categories, 21 km run for men and women and 8 km run for U-14 boys and girls. The idea is to create awareness and improve the efficiency of welfare services, for women. It will also help imbibe a healthy culture among children and educate them to stay fit and healthy.
A cash prize of Rs 20,000 will be awarded to the winner in 21 km open category, the second and third will receive Rs 15,000 and Rs 10,000. In the U-14 category, Rs 5000, Rs 3000 and Rs 2000 will be given to the first, second and third position holders. November 12 is the last date for registration.