Run Andaman Run

Port Blair
16 Feb 2018

All arrangements for conducting the Andaman Marathon 2018 is in full swing. The Lt. Governor Admiral DK Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd), A&N Islands has kindly consented to flag off the event from the historic Cellular Jail on Sunday, February  18 at 5.15 am and also to distribute the prizes to the winners at 8 am at the Netaji Stadium. The objective of Andaman Marathon is to put the Andaman Islands in the global tourism map and also to promote and create awareness for a healthy lifestyle and Swatch Andaman.  The event has eight categories consisting of four events - Half Marathon  (male & female) open to all Indian Nationals; 10K - male & female (for Islanders only );  10 K for seniors – male & female [men above 50 years and women above 40 years] ( for Islanders only) and 10 K Boys & Girls [between 15 & 18 years](for Islanders only) at a total prize money of Rs.8.70 lakhs.  The definition of Islander for this purpose would be residents of the Islands including people who are posted/working or studying in these Islands. The event is being organized in association with the Andaman & Nicobar Administration, Department of Sports & Youth Affairs, PBMC, District Office, Police, APWD, Health, Education, Shipping, Transport, Information Publicity & Tourism, Electricity and  A&N Command. More than 1500 participants are expected.  The Brand Ambassador Mr. Rahul Bose will be participating in the flag off at 0515 hrs. as well as the award function at Netaji Stadium at 0830 hrs. The event will be covered live by Doordarshan.
All registered participants will be provided with kits consisting of T-Shirts & Bibs with RFID Chips.    RFID chips will enable the participants to know the exact start and finish timings and also can get the Certificate through our website: by typing the bib number.  RFID Mats will be provided at the starting point, finishing point and en routes at various places. The participants completing the event will also be provided with medal and certificate.  The kits and other facilities have been provided to the participants at a very subsidized rate to encourage participation.
The route map for ‘Half Marathon’ is Cellular Jail, Water Sports complex, Girls School, Corbyn’s Cove Beach, Austinabad, Prothrapur, Bathubasthi, School Line, Dairy Farm, Junglighat, Goalghar, Delanipur, Phoenix Bay, Syndicate Bank, Marine Hall, Gandhi Statue, Marina Park and Netaji Stadium 2nd Gate.  The route map for ‘10K/10K Seniors/10K Boys & Girls’ is Cellular Jail, Water Sports Complex, Clock Tower, Model School, Bengali Club, Goalghar, Delanipur, Teal House, Van Sadan, Chatham, Foreshore road, Phoenix Bay Power House, Marine Hall, Gandhi Statue, Clock Tower, Marina Park, Netaji Stadium 2nd Gate.  The detailed route map is also available in the website and registration form.
All citizens of Port Blair have been requested to participate in the Andaman Marathon 2018 and also encourage/cheer up the participants while passing through the route and to attend the prize distribution ceremony at Netaji Stadium on18th February, 2018 at 0830 hrs.