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20th Techniche, IIT Guwahati : Half Marathon Report
Date :: 26th August 2018

21 km participants waiting for the flag-off by Shri Kesabh Mahanta at the starting point.
21 km participants waiting for the flag-off by Shri Kesabh Mahanta at the starting point.



IIT Guwahati’s annual Guwahati Half Marathon
10th edition of the marathon a part of IIT’s annual techno-management festival Techniche


Stepping into its 20th year of unflappable technical celebration, Techniche – IIT Guwahati organised its 10th edition of Guwahati Half Marathon, a running event organized to promote a better social and human interaction amongst the residents in and around Guwahati. One of the largest events of its kind to be organized by a student body, the Marathon has evolved coherently over the years since its inception in 2009 to become the largest half Marathon in North East India. The marathon was initiated to provide a platform for people from different walks of life to come and spread their cognizance and sense of concern for a better society. The 10th edition of the marathon was successfully organized on 26th August 2018 with its theme “Run for Digital India”.

This Guwahati Half Marathon with its theme “Run for Digital India” appealed people to be a part of the change which was for the prosperity of society. It appealed the people to become more responsible towards the issues of society like poverty, illiteracy, hunger, lack of development, inflation amongst others. Guwahati Half Marathon 10th edition gave everyone a platform to think about these issues and brought a little bit of change in the perception of the general public.

Mr. Kamlesh Nagarkoti who was one of the lead seamers in World Cup winning U-19 Indian cricket team was the brand ambassador and coined flag of the marathon.

Ex-Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Chandan Mahanta, facilitating our guest of honors
Ex-Dean of Student Affairs Dr. Chandan Mahanta, facilitating our guest of honors.



Keeping in mind the huge participation we get from various walks of life, The Guwahati half Marathon had been conducted as four events: –

Glory Run- The flagship race of the half marathon, it was a 21 km race which was meant mainly to quench professional runners’ thirst. Participants from all around India participated in this category.

Spirit Run- It was a 6km race specially designed for the citizens of Guwahati. All age groups were participated in this event which encouraged all citizens to come together and run a race for the cause of their society.

General Championship-This was an event exclusive for schools and colleges, where they battle was out for that one trophy of the General Championship. The top three institutes carried home the trophy and exciting goodies.

Creativity Event–Many children, artists participated in a painting competition which was organized in tandem with the marathon. The competition was a theme based one.

The event started with the professional’s marathon of 21KM run in the morning at the Bhogeswari Phukanani Indoor Stadium, GNRC Road, Dispur which soon followed by the 6KM run for the general public.

“It was very good to be a part of a student community, which always aims to bring social harmony in the society, this edition was definitely a good start in creating awareness about the initiatives started by the Government of India towards Digital India. We, team Techniche demonstrated various methods of cashless transactions and e-governence in many of the schools and colleges of Guwahati, students were very interested and understood its advantages.” said by Pratyay, National Events Coordinator of Techniche’18.


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