Mini marathon held in the city as part of Coimbatore Vizha. As part of Coimbatore Vizha, a mini marathon “Run for Coimbatore” was organised with the support of Kovai Athletic Club. The marathon was flagged off by V.Panchatcharam, Assistant Commissioner Traffic – East and Shankar Vanavarayar, Chair, Coimbatore Vizha and Chief Executive, Sakthi Textiles. The marathon which started at Nehru Stadium had over 2,000 participants including college students, professionals and business personalities.
The men had to run 10 km. A.C.A.Theodore, Regional Assistant Director, Tamil Nadu Sports Development Corporation, gave away the prizes to A.Venkatesh Raj, Kovai Athletic Club, T.Raj, Athletic Foundation and P. Boopathi Kumar, Athletic Foundation, the winners in the men’s category. The women were required to run five km. S. Srinivasan, Secretary, Kovai Athletic Club, gave away the prizes to the winners, S.Padmavathi, Usha Nandini and Syndhya Mari Marasrat. The boys had to run five km. Giri, Programme Head, Hello FM, gave away the prizes to R.Vijayan from Government Higher Secondary School, Madukarai, P.Karthi, from Kovai Athletic Club and V.Arulprakash from the Government Higher Secondary School, Solayur, Anaikkatti.
Rohit Rajendran, Chair, Young Indians and Executive Director, Premier Spinning and Weaving Mills, gave away the prizes to the winners in the girls category – P. Dhana Priya from Chatrapathy Shivaji Sports Club, P.Siva Ranjani from Mariammal Girls School, Pollachi and T. Kiruthika, Mariammal Girls School, Pollachi. The girls had to run three km. Dipendar Singh, Proprietor, Popular Automobiles, took part in the programme.