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Club Targets Inclusive Event

Club Targets Inclusive Event
Suva Marathon Club
June 10
07:57 2015

Suva Marathon Club executive member, Sandeep Narayan anticipates an inclusive South Pacific premier long distance running event on August 8.

The 2015 event will see 600 runners including 100 international competitors to be part of the annual event.

“This is an open event for everyone to participate from local and international runners to corporate teams, families, students, senior citizens and people with disabilities,” Narayan said

“Last year the Suva marathon attracted over 250 competitors and was broadcasts live on television.”

The club’s vision is to organise a world class annual marathon in Suva to promote healthier lifestyles. The club’s core values focus on aiding the local community as a whole whilst striving for good health for all with passion, inclusivity, honesty and integrity.

“According to statistics about 82 per cent of deaths in Fiji are caused by non-communicable diseases and this issue is common all around the South Pacific, so the event is also a vehicle to promote good health and wellness in Fiji,” Narayan said.

“SMC is grateful to all the sponsors who have come on board to support this event and our team is working very hard to organise a bigger and better event from the inaugural one that we organised last year.”

The 2015 Suva marathon will include a full marathon (42.2km), a half marathon (22.1km), team marathon (10.55km each between four team members) and a community –based 10km fun run.

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