Vasco gearing up for Goa River Marathon


The Vasco city is abuzz with activity as Vasco Sports Club are getting set for the launch of the now famous Goa River Marathon which will be three on December 9. It will start from Baina beach, here.
A record number of 22 States have already registered with 14 being the number of foreign participants for a total of 1500 for half marathon. Six of India’s most seasoned marathon runners will participate.
Seventeen institutions from Goa and Maharashtra will participate in the corporate event.
The warm up for the event will be musical shows on December 7 and 8.
The half marathon will start at 6 a.m, the 10km run at 6.15 a.m., corporate relay at 6.45 a.m. and the 5km fun walk at 9 a.m.
Participants have been asked to report at the venue half an hour prior to the event.
Meanwhile, the road from Baina Beach via Swantantra Path upto Cortalim Junction will remain closed for the event, according to the organisers. [H]