marathonCome July 12, and the marathoners from Indian Army, Railways and Services will be in action, vying for the prestigious titles at the famous Thane Varsha Marathon, which is held every year during monsoon. The Thane city will witness a sea of humanity running past arterial roads of the city toward noble cause in its upcoming Varsha marathon to be held on July 12. It is that time of the year when fitness freaks in thousands hit the roads in the rains for fun and win a medal or two. This time around, over 15,000 participants are expected to stream onto the streets to create awareness for good health and environmental protection. Former member of Rajya Sabha Satish Pradhan is the brain behind this sporting carnival who had initiated the run dates back in 1990 in an attempt to imbibe sporting culture among the youngsters. Also called Monsoon Marathon, this is open to athletes from across the country. This happens to be the only full marathon being held in the city since last 20 years. To flag off the race, there will be a host of celebrities from various fields.


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