TSK 25K 23 World Athletics Silver Label Race scheduled for Sunday 17th Dec 2023
News Desk, News Nation 360: Tata Steel Kolkata 25K (TSK 25K) is a celebration of the city's vibrant energy and spirit - encouraging the citizens to come together, feel pride, celebrate and make a positive change in their community - Aamar Kolkata, Aamar Run! The 8th edition of East India’s biggest running festival is scheduled on Sunday, 17th December 2023, and will be flagged off from the iconic Red Road. Procam International, pioneers of distance running in India, announced that the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K registration across all five race categories will commence on September 22, 2023, IST 7:00 am onwards at tatasteelkolkata25k.procam.in/ and will stay open until November 24, IST 11:59 p.m., or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier. The dynamic duo, legendary cricketer Jhulan Goswami along with actor Koushani Mukherjee, have been announced as the Ratnas for this edition of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K
2023. A distinct category within the race, the SILVERS RUN highlights the significance of encouraging physical activity in later years, involvement of the seniors in the mainstream, and an equal opportunity to explore new avenues. Debashish Kumar, MLA, MMIC - KMC stated that this is a beautiful initiative, and they are waiting to be a part of it. TATA Steel Kolkata 25K is a fantastic platform for the promotion of sport. These kinds of events must happen to popularise the sport in the country. On behalf of Kolkata Municipal Corporation, they are ready to give any support to this wonderful event. According to Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, at Tata Steel, Tata Steel Kolkata 25K is the biggest participative sporting celebration that unites the people of Kolkata with pride - Aamar Kolkata, Aamar Run! The growing stature of this event is a testament to the popularity of the sport of distance running. They are sure the 8th edition of the World Athletics Silver Label race will scale new heights of success. The only World Athletics Accredited 25K, the 100,000 USD prize money race will witness the best athletes from across the world compete alongside India’s elite and amateur runners in the City of Joy. The offering of various race categories such as the 25K feature race, the open 10K (considered the first milestone in distance running), the Ananda Run (4.5 km approx), a colourful carnival of the people of the city, in vibrant costumes, bringing focus to a cause close to their heart, Champions with Disability and the Silvers Run (2.3 km), provides an opportunity for everyone to take centre stage regardless of their age, or abilities. To encourage women’s participation, there are a limited number of spots reserved for women, in both the 25K and open 10K distances. Vineet Kumar Goyal IPS, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata stated that TATA Steel Kolkata 25K is indeed a unique event. He has participated in this event twice. For him, the first time he ran, was a tough one, but the second time was much easier. He would suggest everyone come forward and be a part of the event.
Pic : Krishnendu Kundu
Report : Anustup Kundu