Schedule of Sangai Run 2018 officially announced


Schedule of Sangai Run 2018 officially announced

By Our Sports Reporter
IMPHAL, Oct 21 : The schedule of Sangai Run 2018 which is held annually as curtain raiser event of Manipur Sangai Festival was officially announced today in an event launch programme held today at Dynastic Hall of Hotel Classic Grande.
The launch event of the half marathon which will be held on November 21 as a part of the Manipur Sangai Festival organised under the auspices of Department of Tourism, was attended by W Ibohal, Director Tourism in the presence of Brand Ambassador, P Renedy, president, Football Players Association of India, officials of Tourism Department, players of NEROCA FC, renowned actors of the State etc.
Speaking on the event, Tourism Director, W Ibohal expressed that this year’s theme of the Sangai Run (Half Marathon), “Youth” sounds very appropriate. The runs to be organised by Oorep Sports will be held at three venues, Imphal, Mao and Loktak, this year, he added.
W Ibohal continued that the Department is hopeful of adding a Library apart from previous venues namely Hapta Kangjeibung, Keibul Lamjao, Lamboi Khongnangkhong, Khuman Lampak and Mapal Kangjeibung. Seeking support from all in conducting the run and the Sangai Festival 2018, he went on to say that Japan’s Sumo Wrestling will be a major attraction at this year edition of Sangai Festival.
P Renedy, president of Football Players Association of India also took the opportunity to invite all sports lovers of the State to take part in the run which is organised to promote sports tourism and urged all to make it a grand success.
The main event (half marathon) to be held at Loktak will start from Sendra and will cover a distance of 21 km around Loktak.
A 7 km run will also be held at the Keibul venue while the Imphal version will be a 10 km run. The run at Mao which will also be a part of Cherry Blossom Festival will also be a 7 km event.
The online as well as the offline registration for the events will be opened from October 22 onwards. Online registration and further details can be had at sangairun.com.

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