Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel Wednesday announced it would hold its annual run-a-thon in Bhubaneswar Feb 15.

The company will hold the “Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Run-a-thon” for the first time here where the participants would run for 10 km, said Arun Misra, vice president of Tata steel (Gopalpur Project).

For the run-a-thon, Tata Steel and its sports department will get internationally recognised technology and tracking mechanisms for the first time in Odisha, thus enabling the runners to have a professional sporting experience.

Misra Wednesday unveiled the logo and website for the marathon.

Farzan Heerjee, chief of sports department informed that while the 10km run will be open for all, there will be a 7km run for corporates and institutions, a 5km run for school children and a 3km race for differently-abled persons.

The runners will be given smart RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) chips to track the participants’ performance and location.

There will be awards in five different categories with the highest prize money of Rs.51,000 going to the winner of the 10km run.

There will be separate registration fee for corporates and institutes and individual participants, said Misra. Registrations can be done online or at the registration counters at Kalinga stadium from Feb 5 to Feb 11.

Source: IANS