The 3rd edition of the Khanapur Half Marathon is set to take place on Sunday, October 29, 2023, along the picturesque Khanapur-Jamboti Road. The race will commence at the Malaprabha Ground in Khanapur, with the esteemed presence of Sh. Vithalrao Halgekar, MLA of Khanapur, who will flag off the event.
Notable guests, including Sh. Amit Kumar Sharma, IRS Additional Commissioner of CGST, Sh. Umesh Ramgurwadi, Past President of Rotary Club of Venugram & Rotary Club of Venugram Team, Sadanand Patil, Managing Director of Laila Sugar Khanapur, and Dr. Radhakrishna Harwadekar, Shivraj Dental Clinic, will also be in attendance.
The Elite Running Academy Khanapur is proudly serving as the Title Sponsor, while Sh. Vithalrao Halgekar, MLA of Khanapur Taluka, and the Rotary Club of Venugram-Belgaum are the associate sponsors for this prestigious event.
Anticipated to draw approximately 1000-1200 participants from all corners of India, the Khanapur Half Marathon offers a total prize money pool of Rs. 2.5 lakh across various age categories, catering to the young, middle-aged, and senior citizens in both male and female divisions. Elite runners, Ironman finishers, and renowned endurance athletes from different states of India will also be joining this event, making it an exceptional opportunity for the youth of the Belagavi-Khanapur region to partake in an internationally recognized race.
Race Categories, Prize Money, and Registration Process
There are four race categories available for participants: Half Marathon (21.097 km), 10 km, 5 km, and 3 km Run. This is a timed run, and the timings of all runners will be captured through an RFID Timing Chip. The race will start and finish at Malaprabha Ground in Khanapur, beginning at 6:00 AM.
All registered runners will receive beautifully designed medals, breakfast after the race, a high-quality event T-shirt, an E-Timing certificate, event photographs, hydration support, and medical assistance during the race, among other benefits. Registration is now open on the Run India website at www.runindia.in
Spot registration will also be available on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Malaprabha Ground in Khanapur. For more details, participants are requested to contact us at Mobile No. 8770190687 or 9668276913, or visit our event website at www.khanapurhalfmarathon.com
Chest Numbers/Bib Numbers and event T-Shirts will be distributed to registered runners on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at the venue from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
The organizing committee consists of esteemed individuals, including Event Chairman Arun Hosmani, a businessman and sports enthusiast from Khanapur; Managing Director Sh. Kapil Gurav, who serves as the Director of Sports at Maratha Mandal Degree College Khanapur; Race Director Sh. Jagadish Shinde, Founder Director of Elite Running Academy Khanapur; Joint Managing Director Guruprasad Desai; Manager Suraj Birase; and Incharge Logistics Akash Gurav & Prathamesh Gurav.
The organisers expressed their gratitude to our sponsors for their support in various categories, such as Certificates and Trophies: Shivraj Dental Clinic, PM Transport Belagavi, Dr. Mahesh K