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09 April 2020, 10am

Run at home to celebrate marathon anniversary

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Dr Sandeep Kate, Founder of the Satara Hill Half Marathon in India, says that he had envisaged promoting 10 April as the International Day of the Marathon in recognition of the inaugural Olympic event, but with the intervention of the coronavirus everything got pushed to the back burner.

“I was running on my treadmill today and got a sudden inspiration to do something, even if it is a bit late now… but with runners stuck at home, with their mobiles, that may actually help get more attention for the concept of a Run at Home event, on the same day, to motivate people to stay active… It’s a free event, with everyone getting an online Finisher certificate and we are planning to send actual medals to the first 500 registered runners by post too.”

Indian runners will receive their medals at home. It will be a logistical challenge to send medals to overseas runners but we will try. We may have to charge international runners for shipping charges but registration is free at: https://www.townscript.com/e/stay-home-healthy-marathon-shhm-000143

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