Gangtok, 20 Jan: Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology [SMIT] is organizing a run on the theme ‘Run with SMIT for Healthy Mind & Body’ on 02 February at its campus in Majhitar.
The main objective of the run is to create wider awareness about the need to keep a healthy mind and body through sports and productive activities.
Addressing a press conference here today, a core member of the organizing committee, Dr Gopal Thapa, informed that SMIT faculty members and students have come together to organize this event to provide another platform for runners and sports enthusiasts.
He mentioned that this was the first edition of the run and will continue as an annual event of the institute from now onwards.
The run will include a competitive category of 14 KM and a non-competitive category of 5 KM.
The competitive event will have open [Men & Women] and veterans’ [45 years and above] category while the non-competitive category is open for all. It has been informed that T-shirts, medals and certificates will be provided to all finishers and winners in the competitive categories will also be provided cash prizes.
The run is scheduled to be flagged-off at 7 PM on 02 February from SMIT campus.
Participants in the 14 KM run will have to reach upto Bardang and return to the starting point while the 5 KM run will return to the starting point from Nimdao Motors.
Interested runners from Gangtok, Ranipool and Singtam can also avail the facilities of two SMIT buses to reach the campus. The organizers will also make available hostel facilities to runners at very nominal prices.
Dr Thapa mentioned that registrations for the run have already opened. While last-minute entries are also allowed, only those participants who register by 25 January will get bib numbers with their names.
The press conference was also addressed by other core members of the organizing committee, Nirmal Rai, Prakash Chandra Khanal and Dipendra Dhakal.