SPORTS

Rups For Island Chill Marathon

  Rups Big Bear, one of the country’s biggest shopping outlets, will be among the teams taking part in the 2016 Island Chill Suva Marathon today. Suva Marathon vice-president Sandeep
23 Jul 2016 15:38
Rups For Island Chill Marathon
Rups Big Bear staff members are supporting the 2016 Island Chill Suva Marathon today. Photo: Rups Big Bear

 

Rups Big Bear, one of the country’s biggest shopping outlets, will be among the teams taking part in the 2016 Island Chill Suva Marathon today.

Suva Marathon vice-president Sandeep Narayan, who is also  from Rups, said the idea was initiated by the company.

“We have four teams taking part in the marathon,”Narayan said.

“It is our boss’ directive for staff to take part in the event which promotes health and wellness.”

More than 1000 runners will participate in the Suva Marathon which starts at 5:30am.

Narayan is anticipating a successful outing.

“Having more than 1000 runners is good as we work towards promoting health and wellness,” Narayan said.

“We have 100 runners for full marathon which is 42.2km, 110 runners for half marathon which is 21.1km and 440 runners for the team marathon and 600 runners for fun run.

The Island Chill Marathon is about community, it promotes health and wellness in Fiji. Building on the success of previous very successful marathon events and driven by a common purpose, the marathon is now working towards organising a bigger event in the future.

Anna Cowley is the defending champions for the women and Jetset Runners Club’s Ravneel Kumar for the men.

The full marathon will start from Thurston Gardens at 5:30am today, half marathon at 6:30am, team at 7:30am while the fun runners of 600 runners will start at 8am.

The marathon events are expected to conclude at 12pm and Minister for Youth and Sports Laisenia Tuitubou will present the prizes.

 

Edited by Osea Bola

Feedback:  anasilinir@fijisun.com.fj



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