Excelsior Sports Correspondent
JAMMU, Aug 25: Narrating the tale of endurance, enthusiasm, courage and heroism, the runners across various age groups participated in the 1st Promo Run for 2nd Edition of Jammu Half Marathon, which started from Jammu University Main Gate, here.
The runners passed through the roads of Panama Chowk, crossing the Green Belt Park and finally culminated back at the University Main Gate with the message of plogging ‘Clean India’ and ‘Say No to Drugs, Yes to Sports’.
The run was organised by Jammu Athletes Club, which became the first club of Jammu and Kashmir to introduce the concept of plogging in Jammu and Kashmir.
‘Plogging’ is a Swedish fitness trend that combines running with picking up litter. This trend encourages runners to pick up litter while running, which is not only good for health, but good for the environment.
Promoting healthy lifestyle and bringing the concept of ascribed marathon to the city, runners from Jammu Athlete Club (JAC) and Jammu Runners Group (JRG) along with others called upon health and fitness conscious citizens to take up running as a healthy habit and come forward and support the Second Edition of Jammu Half Marathon, an initiative by Jammu Athlete Club.
JAC aims to raise the bar of Marathon and other athletic events and bring Jammu & Kashmir at par with global sports events giving an opportunity for the locals to experience global sports excellence and inviting non-locals to come and witness the sports euphoria in Jammu while availing the chance to explore the beauty of Jammu and surrounding places.
The event will be held on November 10, 2019 and the registration for the Marathon is open and can be done at www.jammuathletesclub.com.