`Run for Fun` marathon on April 21 in Jammu

Updated: Apr 12, 2013, 20:12 PM IST

Jammu: The third edition of the Jammu Marathon `Run for Fun` will be held here on April 21.

The marathon programme, which will feature a 4km run, half marathon and marathon events, besides a 12km run for boys and girls below the age of 17 years, will be held here on April 21, Additional Director General, Armed Police, S M Sahai told reporters.

He added that the prize purse for this year`s marathon events has been increased to Rs 3 lakh from previous year`s Rs 90,000.

While the top athlete in the Marathon will get a sum of Rs 25,000, the winner in the half-marathon will fetch an amount of Rs 10,000.

The winner in the 12km race will get a sum of Rs 8,000.

The ADGP added that the athletes from the paramilitary forces and J&K Police who secure first five positions in marathon and half-marathon will be awarded Commendation Certificate with suitable cash award.