Monday, July 30, 2012

500 turn up for Jamshedpur Run organised by XLRI

From The Times of India:

JAMSHEDPUR: Jamshedpur Run, organized by XLRI, was a success with more than 500 people turning up on a cloudy Sunday morning to participate in the annual event, which has grown in popularity since it was introduced four years back.

The enthusiasm in the air was palpable in the institute's football ground since early morning as students, schoolkids, athletes as well as professors and executives converged on the field, ready to have a shot at the winner's trophy.

The marathon was held in two legs - a 10km version for athletes and running enthusiasts and a 5km version for others who might not be as skilled. Arjun Toda came first in the 5km men's category while Jai Prakash won the 10 km event.

In the women's section, Madhubala, a doctoral student at XLRI, won the 5km race.

All the winners were awarded cash prizes and mementos. The prize distribution ceremony was attended by faculty coordinator MG Jomon who congratulated all the participants for their spirit and tenacity.

Sanjeev Varshney, faculty of marketing at XLRI, received a special award for being the first among faculty members to finish the race.

The mood was aptly captured by official marathon theme which invited the residents of this city to "run for your dreams".

The run concluded with XLRI planning to organize a bigger and better version of the event next year. It also plans to work with all members of the community to uphold the ideals of social harmony and youth empowerment in the society.

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