As the first official marathon in the new capital of Andhra Pradesh, the Amaravati Marathon has a lot of expectations. More than anything it signifies the dawn of Amaravati, a new city in India, and it’s commendable that a marathon is one of the first major city-wide events to be organised here. As such there is a lot of buzz in town with actors, athletes and other personalities coming together for the Amaravati Marathon, which promises to be a showcase for AP’s new capital city.
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The maiden edition of the marathon will be held on January 10, 2016. The Amaravati Marathon is considered a prime showcase of the unity of the citizens of Andhra Pradesh, which resulted in the building of India’s youngest and newest city Amaravati. This marathon has got immense support from prominent personalities such as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Nara Chandrababu Naidu, actors Vivek Oberoi, Ram and many more.
While the demanding course runs alongside River Krishna, runners will be more than compensated by breathtaking landscapes and sights as they make their way through Amaravati. The route leads participants through villages, city junctions, and blue and green riverside locations, giving runners a glimpse of the cultural mix of rural and urban environments. Runners also guaranteed to be cheered on by enthusiastic onlookers along the way.
As the government and authorities create Amaravati on the banks of River Krishna, each year the management of the marathon will have new obstacles and problems. This is why the organisers are creating a strong network of volunteers who will continue reaching out to participants and assist runners during each edition of the marathon. Volunteerism is one of the easiest ways to understand how much hard work a runner has to put in, and it also gives you a track-side view of the joys of running. Anyone who is willing to be a volunteer and make a difference at the Amaravati Marathon can register by contacting the organisers.
Amaravati is a new city and as such it is being planned meticulously with great attention to keeping the city and everything around it eco-friendly. Even the Amaravati Marathon follows this approach. Hence, participants, volunteers, and event sponsors are encouraged to reduce vehicular traffic as much as possible. Volunteers ensure that littering is prohibited along the race route by runners and onlookers.
The marathon is a showcase of a clean and green Amaravati. The organisers have started a cleanliness drive by educating children, neighbourhoods about maintaining an eco-friendly city. We can’t wait for the curtain to finally raise on January 10.