Glimpses of Kantipur Half MarathonThis year, the annual event has been themed ‘Let’s go green together’.
The Kantipur Half-Marathon 2023 kicked off from Central Business Park in Thapathali, the central office of Kantipur Publications Limited, early on Saturday.
The annual event was inaugurated by Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal.
The 11th edition of the half-marathon, themed ‘Let’s go green together’, features men’s and women’s half-marathon (21.1 km), college run (7 km), corporate run (5 km) and wheelchair race (3 km).
The winners of the men’s and women’s half-marathon will receive a purse of Rs 100,000 each. The runner-up will earn Rs50,000, while the third-placed, fourth-placed, fifth-placed and sixth-placed runners will get Rs30,000, Rs20,000, Rs10,000 and Rs5,000, respectively.
The winner, runner-up and the third-place finisher in the wheelchair category will receive Rs30,000, Rs20,000 and Rs10,000, respectively.
APF Club’s Gopi Chandra Parki and Nepal Police Club’s Rajpura Pachhai are the defending champions of the men’s and women’s Kantipur Half-Marathon.
The first Kantipur Half-Marathon was held on February 19, 2011 to commemorate the 18th anniversary of Kantipur Publications.
Here are some photos by Post Photographers Elite Joshi, Hemanta Shrestha and Sanjog Manandhar.