Hundreds ran in Islamabad’s First Full Marathon of 42.2 km

A full marathon of 42.2 Km was held today in Islamabad for the first time in the city’s history. Margalla road of Islamabad saw marathon runners from all over Pakistan participating wholeheartedly in this first event of its kind. The event also saw a very healthy participation from the expat community in Islamabad. This event was organized by “Islamabad run with us” and “Adams Foods”. It was done in collaboration with District Administration Islamabad as well.
The event had multiple running categories starting from full marathon of 42.2 km, half marathon of 21.1 km, 10 km to 5 km. There was also a special category race for children under the age of 14. Hundreds of men and women from all walks of life, including the Honourable President of Pakistan Dr. Arif Alvi participated in this event. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners of the first three positions in all the categories by chief guest Senator Faisal Javed. Honorable Senator appreciated the zeal of the participants and applauded the organizers for holding an event which is highlighting the great sporting potential of Pakistan both nationally and internationally.
“We are excited to be part of this first of its kind activity in Islamabad. We have always strived to be an inclusive community with people from all walks of life encouraged to participate at our events. Today this marathon, like all our other events, also emphasized on a clean and green environment. Through this activity we wish to promote Pakistan internationally and bring Islamabad on the yearly full marathons calendar that even international athletes will participate in”, said Qasim Naz Founder Islamabad Run with us.
“Adam’s Milk Foods is synonymous with healthy life and is always focused on developing and promoting a healthy life style. Running is one of the healthiest sports and Adam’s always look forward to promoting it. IRU Marathon is one of its kind and Adam’s takes pride in becoming the title sponsor of this event”, said Babar Riaz, Commercial Director Adam Milk Foods Limited

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