GURUGRAM, India (PRWEB) February 25, 2018
One of India's top-ranked universities, Amity University Gurgaon, with support from Gurugram Police, recently held its prestigious annual Amity Gurugram Marathon (AGM). Runners including professionals, students, police officers, NGO volunteers, conditioned athletes, runners and walkers and more than 18,000 participants from about 20 countries joined this Marathon. This is one of the biggest marathons in the National Capital Region and has seen a surge in participation ever since it started five years ago. The Marathon has been recognized by the Athletic Federation of India.
In the 42.2 km category, the winners were Anita Chaudhry in women’s and athlete Felex Cheruiyot Rop in men’s category.
“At Amity, we diligently pursue the spirit of sportsmanship and good health through a series of programs and actions, including Marathon. What makes Amity Gurugram Marathon unique is our endeavor to weave together a wide coalition of NGOs and social actors to drive awareness, and trigger action on social problems. We aim to expand the idea and network of social good,” said Chancellor of Amity University Dr Aseem Chauhan.
To this end Amity Gurugram Marathon has tied up with NGOs and will be helping those NGOs to spread awareness about the causes supported by them and also for fundraising and volunteering. The marathon acts as a platform for the NGOs to create a coalition of socially conscious citizens who can contribute to bring positive change. A large number of NGOs including Akshaya Patra, Amity Humanity Foundation, Care, Oxfam India, and Save the Children are part of the marathon. Dr Chauhan added, “Through this marathon we are not only celebrating diversity with fitness but also aim to create a positive impact on our society, through awareness and social action.” He further said that the Marathon also is an endeavor to bring together people of diverse background including different nationalities on a single platform.
Amity Gurugram Marathon is divided into four formats for various age groups - 42.2, 21.1, 10 and 5 kms. The marathon attracts a diverse and vibrant set of thousands of running enthusiasts, right from corporate honchos to professional athletes who compete at an international level. The Amity Gurugram Marathon is an annual event organized by Amity University Gurugram which is a leading research and innovation driven University having a 110 acre campus at Gurugram and a part of the Amity Education Group.
About Amity Gurugram Marathon
Amity Gurugram Marathon is among the various sports initiatives of the Amity Education Group. The previous editions of the marathon have garnered huge participations from all age groups and have been poised to be among top marathon events of the country. Till 2017, the AGM was a half marathon (AGHM) event, but the enthusiasm and participation of professional runners from more than 20 countries motivated organisers to raise the bar and make it into a full marathon event besides inserting other race categories.
About Amity Education Group
The Amity Education Group is one of India's leading private non-profit education groups, offering globally benchmarked education right from pre-schools to PhD level. Starting with campuses in India, Amity today has campuses around the world. Over 1.5 lakh students are enrolled across 1200 acres of hi-tech campuses. At Amity we benchmark only against the best institutions around the world. Our faculty and senior team travel all over the globe to learn and imbibe the best practices so that we can give a solid foundation for learning.
Amity's focus on path-breaking innovations in science & technology, a globally benchmarked infrastructure and record job offers have directly resulted in Amity institutes emerging among the most sought after education destinations. Soaring on the wings of its countless young dreams, Amity today is pledged to transform the future of world education by a true convergence of knowledge, application, opportunity and excellence.
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