5 Jan 2020

ABOUT THE EVENT

In modern life, living in a ‘comfort zone’ has become a typical trend. Participating in marathons or long distance running events, gives an opportunity to explore and test one’s personal stamina, endurance and seize upon the opportunity of stepping out of the traditional comfort zone. This is why; thousands of people every year participate in marathons all over the world. Staying fit is also a necessity and definitely running helps in making one’s heart stronger with improved circulation and strong muscles. Nowadays people from all walks of life, participate in marathons and let’s accept the fact that completing the race is no less than an accomplishment. 

The Kolkata Police has launched this Half Marathon with a view to promote ‘Safe Drive Save life’ campaign. Among all sporting events, the running event is definitely distinct with its purpose and limitation. Thus it came as no surprise that the first edition of the Kolkata Police Safe Drive Save Life Half Marathon witnessed wholehearted participation from the people of the City of Joy and also from people of other areas. Definitely, it gave an opportunity to the participants to have the feel of the city as the race track was designed in such a way that the runners could experience the thrill and passion of the city. It goes without saying that mass participation in the Kolkata Police Safe Drive Save Life Half Marathon has been truly pivotal in generating mass awareness on ‘Safe Drive Save Life’. 

Now imagine running a 21K Marathon on the longest flyover of Kolkata and enjoy the feeling of not just running but having your wings to fly! Well, that will soon come true at the Kolkata Police Safe Drive Save Life Half Marathon 2020 to be held on 5th January. This Run 'n' Fly marathon will not just be the longest flyover run in the world, but promises a unique experience, thanks to the outstanding route that has been chosen along the longest stretch of Maa Flyover. Usually urban marathon routes take to crowded city streets or outside-the-city scenic locales, where one can enjoy the nature’s bounty around, while running. But Kolkata Police SDSL Marathon will give runners the opportunity to try something very different, traversing the city on an elevated route! With the cloud laced blue sky above and the city of Kolkata trudging lazily below, the winter landscape along the route will indeed encourage runners to put in their best efforts.