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Race previews AU Bank Jaipur Marathon

22 August 2019, 3pm

Run with the pace of the wind in princely Jaipur

In the pink

AU Bank Jaipur Marathon
Sun 2 February 2020

Hawamahal

Jaipur was a princely capital from where kings reigned for generations. They left a lasting impression of royalty, grandiosity and ostentation.

The sublime streets of the City generated a yearning among its citizens for integrity and righteousness. The shimmery glow of lights over the pink walls sets the mood to explore the cultural festivities of the city along with experiencing a run full of thrill and gusto. The race is organised by Sanskriti Yuva Sanstha and the World Trade Park under the slogan “Run with the pace of the wind”.

The AU Bank Jaipur Marathon, apart from the Marathon itself, offers a Half Marathon, 10km, 5km and Dream Run. The event has gained popularity over the years through its good organisation and fast, certified course with personal best potential. Several runners have recorded Guinness world records – including one of 3:05 for completing the Marathon dressed as an astronaut.

Runners who take part get glimpses of the vibrant culture and unique traditions of the city. The international tourists visiting the world heritage site are practically mesmerised by the alluring architecture of the palaces and havelis (townhouses). The city’s lovely aura during the spring season makes it the perfect time of the year for this event.

Participants come from far and wide to demonstrate their passion for a life of fitness and health. Over the years, Bollywood celebrities like Akshay Kumar, Salman Khan, Farhan Akhtar, Milind Soman and Kangana Ranaut have been a part of this exceptionally scenic run.

As a UNESCO world heritage site the Pink City attracts people from all over the globe. The run starts from heart of the city near the Albert Hall Museum – which houses glorious collections of paintings, jewellery, ivory, carpets and other artefacts. The route passes by prominent tourist sights like Hawa Mahal and the City Palace and continues past Moti Dungri fort, Birla Temple, Smriti Van, the Peacock Garden, and some of the renowned colleges of Rajasthan University. The World Trade Park is a major feature and the run takes you to the vividly multi-coloured Patrika Gate which opens onto the largest circular park in Asia.

The numerous shades of Rajasthani culture, as seen during the marathon, is a truly wonderful sight that no one should miss. Artists portray the scenic beauty during the run and feature the landmarks along the way as a passionate runner’s image – a delightful experience for all the art lovers out there.

The AU Bank Jaipur Marathon is one of the most exhilarating marathons in India. Jaipur welcomes you to “Run with the pace of the wind” in the 11th edition of its Marathon on 2 February 2020.

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