PANAJI: Women runners will hold the centrestage at the 12th SKF Goa River Marathon to be held at Chicalim, Vasco-da-Gama on Sunday, December 11. Disclosing this at a media conference held in the city on Saturday, Nitin Bandekar, president, Vasco Sports Club (VSC), promoters of the event said, “We have launched the theme of “Women Run the World” to promote the importance of social inclusion and welcome female runners and walkers of all ages from across the country.”

“We are offering a 15 per cent discount for every registering woman and for the first time, the prize money for both women and men runners will be equal starting from this year,” added Bandekar.

This is the second successive year in which, SKF India, the leading bearings manufacturer will be partnering with Goa River Marathon (GRM) to organise this popular event.

The event, which is promoted by the Vasco Sports Club (VSC) will start and finish at the Chicalim panchayat grounds and would be held in three competitive categories of 42 km (full marathon), 21 km (half-marathon) and the 10km race. The registrations for the race have already begun and runners can register for the ‘SKF Goa River Marathon’ on the website: .The last date for registration is November 15, 2022.

Manish Bhatnagar, Managing Director, SKF India Ltd., said, “We are honoured and excited to once again support the Goa River Marathon as title sponsors. The theme – “Women Run the World” is a wonderful opportunity to promote social inclusion and attract diverse participants into the sport of running.”

Rakesh Unny, secretary, Vasco Sports Club said, “Under the theme of ‘Women Run the World’, we look forward to contributing in creating a more equitable and inclusive running community.”

‘Mapmygenome’ CEO Anu Acharya lauded the SKF GRM as one of the best events in the country and hailed her company’s collaboration as ‘reinterpreting fitness and diet’ with respect to marathons.


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