Actor Surya receives his first Marathon medal
The ‘Dusk to Dawn Chennai Night Marathon 2015’ was flagged off at the Island Grounds by Actor Surya, at 10.10pm. This initiative to help underprivileged children through the project Freedom through Education saw over 3500 participants with the age as low as 6 and 75 plus. After flagging-off all the events, Actor Suriya also ran the D2D Marathon along with Neville J Bilimoria, for 5 Km and completing it strong and received his first Marathon D2D Medal. The Guest of Honor was Dr. C. Sylendra Babu IPS, ADGP, Coastal Security Group, Tamil Nadu, Mr. Vikram Cotah, COO, GRT Hotels & Brand Ambassador of D2D Marathon, Dr. Kannan Pugazhendi, Director, Sparrc Institute & Brand Ambassador of D2D Marathon, also participated in the run.
“There were two events organized. The first being the cycling event, which was flagged off by Mr. Suman Voora, President, Round Table India,Mr. Mahendra Mullath, Partner – Just Buy Cycles, Mr. Inder Singh, Area 2 Chairman, Round Table India. The cycling event was for 25 Km / 50 Km / 100 Km / 100 plus km. Around 650 enthusiastic people braved the scorching heat and participated in this occasion.
The second event was the marathon and running event for 21Km category followed by 10km, 5km and 3km and saw men, women and children in all age groups participate with excitement in the night. All the authorities concerned played the role to perfection and ensured that every participant had an enjoyable and smooth run.