SHILLONG, March 12: Aimed at promoting a culture of fitness and running, the Rotary Club of Shillong is organizing a marathon aptly called ‘The Sohra Marathon, An AdventuRe in the Rain’.
This is being done while keping in mind that Meghalaya, has lots of very good, natural runners who just need some guidance, to shine, in the National level or even the International Arena.
The Marathon will be presented, by The Rotary Club of Shillong in Sohra as ‘The Sohra Marathon, An AdventuRe in the Rain’. Sohra is the Local Khasi name for Cherrapunjee, the wettest place in the world, with spectacular water-falls and spellbinding greenery, and fauna, during the Monsoon.
“The Sohra Marathon, An AdventuRe in The Rain”, a Rotary Club of Shillong, initiative, will be flagged off on 25 August 2018 with 4 different race events. The Full Marathon of 42.2 km is a challenge to any participant, consisting of a scenic course doing justice to Sohra (Cherrapunjee) in the Monsoon Season. There is also a 21.1 Km Half Marathon, and a 10 Km Beginners Run which will be on a fairly flat route, offering a challenge to those not prepared for the longer Full Marathon, and a 5 km Fun Run to encourage participation and healthy living, for the newcomers to the sport.
It is the endeavor, of the Rotary Club of Shillong, to encourage health and fitness, as well as raise money for various social causes related to Education and Sports or Health Activities.
This event will be professionally managed, timed with high-tech chip technology, and the participants, will be the main focus.
The Rotary Club feels that each and every runner should leave the event with a sense of pride in their effort, and the local participants and volunteers would be able to talk proudly of, ‘The Sohra Marathon, An AdventuRe in The Rain’, and their own state.
This Marathon will be an international standard event, in one of the most picturesque areas of Meghalaya at the peak of the monsoon season, on Saturday, 25 August, 2018. So, put on your running shoes and get ready for the most awesome experience of your life. The Sohra Marathon an Adventure in The Rain, beckons you to a wet, and wild running AdventuRe.