‘Kochi Duskathon’ beach run today

April 13, 2019 10:06 pm | Updated 10:06 pm IST - KOCHI

Kochi Duskathon 2019, which is expected to attract a large number of barefoot runners in a beach run, will be held from Kuzhuppilly to Cherai, one of the longest and most picturesque beaches in Ernakulam district, at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Held in association with the district administration, Ernakulam DTPC, and Kerala Tourism, there will be a 10-km beach run, 5-km fun run and 3-km family run/walk, said a press release. The event is being held in the backdrop of people opting for running as a healthy sport, to bring positivity to the body and mind. It will also usher in sports tourism, the organisers said.

The three events will be of barefoot running through the beachfront. There will be a 3-km walking race too. The event will make it to the Guinness Book of World Records if the number of participants exceeds 1,300.

Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief of the Southern Naval Command will flag off the race.

Spot registration can be done at Kuzhipilly Beach, latest by 3 p.m. The participation fee is ₹770. It includes the cost of the t-shirt, running chip and ethnic dinner.

The Kuzhipilly beach will host sports events from 10 a.m. A zumba and singari melam performance will be held before the barefoot race. The post-event programmes at the beach are rain dance and DJ music. Kerala Tourism will air the event live, for which helicams have been arranged. For details call 99957 99988.

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