Run for Tapi 2017, initiated and organised by Surat Future Foundation and is supported by Surat Municipal Corporation. The purpose of this event is a sincere attempt to create awareness and importance of River Tapi among the citizens of Surat, be it young, old, men or women.
Surat: River Tapi is an integral part of the city and is connected to every aspect of the city and its population; be it culture or geography. The administration has been doing its part for the city and the river throughout the years; and it is important the citizens also join in. We, therefore, aim at connecting the Surat citizens to River Tapi and make this bond stronger.
Smart city initiative of Surat Municipal Corporation is also a core part of this event. SMC has been working relentlessly towards the betterment of the city and have whole-heartedly supported the cause and has played a major role in making this event possible.
Chief Minister of Gujarat Shri Vijay Rupani will be present to flag off this event which will see participation of around 35000 runners in the Smart City Digital India Run.
India’s first blade runner and 1999 Kargil war hero major D P Singh will be participating in this marathon. Major DP Singh is well known for “overcoming his disability by running marathons”. Major D P Singh will run a 10 km marathon and he will be ably supported by the local blade runners of Surat city.
Luxury chocolate brand Schmitten is also supporting the event and other companies from the city are also a part of it. The entire event will have a carnival like atmosphere wilt music and live band played at various spots and there will be live coverage on Facebook and YouTube of the entire event.
The marathon is divided into 3 categories.
1) 21.1- km (Half marathon)
2) 10 km- Run
3) 3 km- (Digital India Free run Fun run)
Total prize money for the 10 km run and 21.1 km marathon is a whopping Rs. 21 lakhs. Registrations in the various categories are open to all. To participate in this event one can log on to www.runfortapi.com
Venue- for start and end point:-
Raghuveer Silverstone plot VIP road
Day and date- March 5th, 2017
Time-6 pm sharp