Dhenkanal: Tata Steel BSL, ( formerly known as Bhushan Steel) will organize the first edition of Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon -2019 on February 3, 2019.
The details of the Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon-2019 were announced during the launch ceremony in Dhenkanal on January 17, 2019. The event consists of two competitive races – 10km run for men and women of 16 years and above and 5 km for boys and girls between the age of 12 and 16 years. The highest prize money will be Rs 41 thousand to each of the winners in the Men and Women category of 10km run. Venue will be the main gate of Tata Steel BSL Plant at Narendrapur, Dhenkanal. Last date of registration through the official website http://tatasteelbsl-run.com/ is January 30, 2019. However, there will be a maximum of 2300 registrations and enrolment will happen on a first come first serve basis.
The registration fees for 10km run is Rs 100, and for 5 km Run is Rs 50. All participants will be given participation T Shirts, BIB Chip and Number as well as refreshments.
State-of-the-art technology consisting of Timing Mats and its control units, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips, split timing mats on route, tracking camera, wi-fi network on route as per international standard will be used to follow the world-class standards at the Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon.
During the press conference, the official T-Shirt for the Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon-2019 was unveiled by Shri Nikhil Pavan Kalyan, Collector, Dhenkanal and Shri Subodh Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Steel BSL along with other guests including Mr Pradipta Kumar Mohanty, District Sports Officer, Dhenkanal, noted Odia actress Ms Archita Sahu, first Odia Everest climber Ms Kalpana Das, Mr Manikanata Naik, Chief, Corporate Services, Tata Steel BSL and Shri Rajiv Seth, Senior Manager, Sports Department, Tata Steel.
“I am very happy that Tata Steel BSL is organizing such a world class professional sports event in Dhenkanal, which I hope will inspire people particularly the school children and the youth of the area to keep themselves fit,” said Shri Kalyan, Collector, Dhenkanal.
“Sports has always been a way of life at Tata Steel BSL. We have been supporting many sports activities around our plant and believe this Tata Steel BSL Run-a-thon will help in promoting fitness, good health and a sporting spirit in the region.” said Shri Pandey, Chief Operating Officer, Tata Steel BSL.