Dhaka Half Marathon begins Feb 19

Sports Correspondent

16th February, 2021 09:18:16 printer

Dhaka Half Marathon begins Feb 19

The 4th edition of ‘Glaxose-D Dhaka Half Marathon 2021, organised by Dhaka Run Lords, will be held on Feb 19 to 21.

This year, the races will be held using a dedicated virtual race platform due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation. The participants will select their convenient distance, location and pace; informed the organisers in a press meet at a city’s hotel on Monday.

Unilever Consumer Care limited brand manager Syed Mustyen Quader said that the aim of the marathon is to inspire Bangladesh people to stay fit and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

“Dhaka Half Marathon, over the years, has helped to revolutionise the running scene in the country and has inspired many people to stay fit and embrace a healthy lifestyle,” he said.

The virtual races will be held in two segments -- a 21.1 km half marathon and a 7.5 km run. Some 3,200 participants from all over Bangladesh and abroad are expected to take part there.

The three-day event got recognised from AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).

Glaxose-D of Unilever Consumer Care Limited is the title sponsor of the meet while Sheltech group is the co-sponsors. Among others, Apex Footwear Limited, Polar Ice Cream and Dabur Honey are gold sponsors, Spice FM 96.4 is the radio partner and BDRunners is the community partner.