Hyderabad, Mar 1: On leap year day, Saturday, over 2,000 runners from the city joined in the first-ever ‘Airport Run’ hosted by the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA).��

With the motto of ‘Run, Eat, Play, Repeat’, the event witnessed the participation of runners from different parts of the city, including a few foreign nationals and RGIA community members.

The 10K Run event began around 5.15 pm, while the 5K Run started at 5.30 pm from the GMR arena.�The run was flagged off by Mr SGK Kishore, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport (GHIAL).�

Many runners took to Twitter to mark their participation in the run. Dr. Nupur Pavan Bang, a lecturer from Indian School of Business (ISB) tweeted saying, “Evening run is a good idea if weather cooperates. And it was good weather at #Hyderabad to complete the #10k run @RGIAHyd #HydAirportRun. Far from the madding crowd, after a long gap. Struggled a bit. But completed it!”

The winners took home Rs. 30,000 while the second and third finishers pocketed Rs. 20,000 and Rs 10,000 each.

A scintillating rendition by Capricio band brought the curtains down on a glittering note.

Interestingly, the airport also opened its doors for registered participants, who were taken around on a tour of specific airport operations like aircraft maintenance repair and overhaul, Flight Simulation Centre, and flight kitchens.

Mr Kishore said, “We are thrilled to host such a large gathering. We wished to foster relationships with all our community stakeholders and also connect with the people of Hyderabad.”

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