Ahmedabad: An excited India’s ironman Milind Soman carried the baton in the third leg of the Great India Run, India’s first multi-city marathon, that was flagged off from Ahmedabad earlier today, 27 July.
Conceptualised by ProSportify, the 5K Fun Run was also flagged off simultaneously from the NID Paldi Riverfront to Vallabh Sadan Riverfront Route early morning.
One of the longest runs in the country’s sporting history spanning 1480 km, it features 15 of the best Indian and international ultramarathoners.
While the running group may have diverse origins, hailing from across Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas, they have but one aim, which is to spread the message of fitness and well being.
The Great India Run that was flagged off from New Delhi on July 17 has traversed through Gurugram, Manesar, Jaipur, Udaipur and is set to touch Mumbai on August 4, two days ahead of the earlier scheduled date, August 6.
The Run will follow a route charted to cover the picturesque Silvassa to reach Mumbai on August 4. This special course aims to cover 570km over seven days.
Ahead of the run, Soman was found in a determined mood.
“The Great India Run is a great initiative towards spreading a message of health and fitness across the country. The running scene in India is gaining momentum and events like these will only help people to aspire to take up running,” Soman said.
“I’ve myself been a supporter of running as a way of life for a long time and it’s great to see an initiative to support that on such a large scale. I am looking forward to my participation in the same,” the Bollywood actor added.