Two practice runs were organsied on consecutive Sundays in the Lake Sarobar area of Kolkata leading upto the Kolkata Marathon as a preparatory run. Hundreds of amateur to professional runners even from the army participated in the run which was sponsored by Adidas. The runners could choose to run either 5k or 10k distance depending on their training and the event they were targeting to run in Kolkata Marathon. Adequate hydration and post run refreshment was provided to the participants.
It was not a surprise to see that the runners were satisfied with the quality of the event and the run helped them in their preparation for the marathon event.