Navy Day: Vizag set for biggest marathon; to spread message for plastic-free state

Actor Milind Soman is running the half marathon at Visakhapatnam this year. He was briefing the media about the 7th Edition of Limca Sportz Vizag Navy Marathon (VNM) at Grandbay.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  10 Nov 2022 2:58 AM GMT
Navy Day:  Vizag set for biggest marathon; to spread message for plastic-free state

Visakhapatnam: Commodore Naresh Warikoo, Commanding Officer of INS Kalinga, thanked the people for the overwhelming response to the Vizag Navy Marathon (VNM).

It will be one of the major events of Navy Day celebrations to be hosted by the Eastern Naval Command at Visakhapatnam.

Commodore Naresh Warikoo said this year's edition will be a great experience for the runners with better facilities like hydration and medical aid points, convenience stations, and entertainment programs.

Actor Milind Soman is running the half marathon at Visakhapatnam this year. He was briefing the media about the 7th Edition of Limca Sportz Vizag Navy Marathon (VNM) at Grandbay.

The Race T-shirt and medals for the marathon were unveiled during the event.

Dr. Muralidhar Nannapaneni, the Race Director, brought out that the present edition of VNM has witnessed an overwhelming response with more than 18000 registrations. The route and various amenities available for the runners were presented in detail.

All races will be flagged off from RK Beach (in front of Vishwapriya Hall). The 42 km run will start at 4.15 am with a turning point near INS Kalinga. The 21 km run will commence at 5.15 am and its turning point is in front of the 'Gayatri Vidya Parishad' just before Gitam hospital. The 10 km race will start at 6.15 am and its turning point is in front of Tenneti Park. The five km Run for fun will begin at 6.45 am with the turning point at the Kurupam Junction.

Vaddiparthi, COO, Care Hospitals, and Harmuzdyr Gabba, GM, Grandbay, also addressed the press conference.

Limca Sportz Vizag Navy Marathon, managed by Sports Arena, stands apart from all marathons in India as the scenic route is flanked by the sea and picturesque green hills. VNM will also highlight the Reduce-Reuse-Recycle policy of the government toward achieving a plastic-free state.

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