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JBG KOLKATA TRAIL RUN – 7th Edition

Please go to the link below: – https://kolkatatrailrun.com/

JBG Westin 33 Powered by Decathlon
(The Staircase Run)

EVENT INFORMATION

The 2nd edition of the only STAIRCASE RUN of Kolkata !! 

n association with The Westin Hotel and under patronage of Jai Balaji Group, Sportiz brings to you the second season of JBG WESTIN 33 on 14th August’ 2022 – Powered by Decathlon (Newtown)
Please note that this event is not virtual but a proper physical on ground event.
JBG Westin 33 will require participants to run up the internal staircase of The Westin Hotel (Kolkata). It will be a timed race and will be a supreme test of your fitness. The race will be from the ground to the helipad on the 33rd floor of The Westin tower with a view of the sunset behind the Kolkata landscape.
Then we cool you down with a Sundowner party (the party is optional and to be paid for separately by the participant. Participants can also bring guest for the Sundowner party) 

6 YEARS OF JBG KOLKATA TRAIL RUN
2016/ 2017/ 2018/ 2019 / 2020 / 2021

The Jai Balaji Group Kolkata Trail Run which started in 2016 is an annual flagship event organised by Sportiz. The 4th edition of this only trail run of the city was concluded on 13th January 2019. The run route starts from Godrej Waterside IT Park in Salt Lake Sector V and enters the East Kolkata Wetlands and goes through the off-roads of the wetland villages, fields and in between water bodies.

The East Kolkata Wetlands has been awarded as one of two most outstanding wetlands in the world and the sole objective behind the run is to give people an opportunity to witness this picturesque part of the city. Gaurav Jajodia, Director, Jai Balaji Group, says “Today, Kolkata Trail Run is one of the most sought after and awaited running event in the city. The trail running from a runner’s perspective is also technically beneficial in many ways. We have designed the event to make it most enjoyable and fun for all participants before, during and after the run”.

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The East Kolkata Wetlands has been awarded as one of two most outstanding wetlands in the world and the sole objective behind the run is to give people an opportunity to witness this picturesque part of the city. Gaurav Jajodia, Director, Jai Balaji Group, says “Today, Kolkata Trail Run is one of the most sought after and awaited running event in the city. The trail running from a runner’s perspective is also technically beneficial in many ways. We have designed the event to make it most enjoyable and fun for all participants before, during and after the run”.

KOLKATA ULTRA 60K – 2018 & 2019

On 2nd December 2018, Kolkata saw it first-ever ultramarathon that Kolkata. An initiative of Kolkata Ultra (a running community of the city) the marathon is called Kolkata Ultra 60K. The total distance for the run will be 60 km which will flag off from Urbana and go into the trails of East Kolkata Wetlands. 230 participants registered for the run from all over the country and a few even from Bangladesh. With many shorter distances and full marathons taking place in the city, this was Kolkata’s first-ever Ultra Marathon.



JBG WESTIN33 (THE STAIRCASE RUN)

The eve of India’s 75th Independence Day witnessed the first-ever staircase run of India, The Kolkata Sky Run, being held at The Westin Hotel in Kolkata in association with steel giant, Jai Balaji Group. Over 200 members from the fitness community of Kolkata took part in the first edition of the Kolkata Sky Run, a race that is called to be a supreme test of one’s fitness.

The Kolkata Sky Run was yet another first of its kind sporting event organized by Sportiz, a sports management company that has carved out a niche in conceptualizing and executing sporting activities which are out of the ordinary, bringing in concepts of western sporting events to India. All participants of the Kolkata Sky Run had to run up 33 floors to reach the helipad of the hotel, which ushered them with the magnificent view of the city of joy. Though a first in India, the staircase run is a popular sport/activity in other parts of the world and in 2019 alone, nearly 200,000 men and women participated in over 290 Tower Running races worldwide, in 38 countries.

“Not many people here even know about the concept of a staircase run which is very popular in other parts of the world and I thank The Westin and Jai Balaji Group for supporting us to introduce this concept to the city. It is overwhelming to see that the fitness community in Kolkata is growing and people are taking to sports and fitness activities of every kind. We organize the Kolkata Trail Run every year which is again a relatively new concept and every year we see increasing participation from every age group including the kids. I’m glad that the concept of health and fitness is picking up and to keep the momentum and encourage more people, we will strive to create more interesting and engaging sporting events for the city”, said Nishant Maheshwari, Director, Sportiz.

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SBI GREEN MARATHON 2020

SBI Green Marathon is an all India running event initiative in association with Radio Mirchi. The primary theme of the SBI Green marathon event is “Run to Save the Environment.” It is conducted in the following cities – Lucknow, Guwahati, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Kolkata, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Patna, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Trivandrum, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Hyderabad and Delhi. Sportiz was given the onus of route management and community engagement in the locations of Eastern India – Kolkata, Patna, Bhubaneswar, Guwahati.

“Set to be the Marathon single branded marathon property in India. It is about celebrating the passion of environmental sustainability and better living for our future generations. This marathon is poised to be one of the most unique and yet entertaining runs. It is a perfect blend of health and entertainment. Both the brands believe in sustainability being a lifestyle that each individual must adapt. Being the largest bank and biggest Radio Station in the country, it is their prime responsibility to take care of the environment, society, customers, and employees.



BHUMI INDIA RUN 2016, 2017 & 2018

Bhumi is India’s largest volunteer organization working towards providing holistic education and enabling sustainable livelihoods for thousands of children. For this they are focusing on increasing impact and sustainability in shelter homes, communities and schools.

Bhumi India Run is an annual marathon, conducted across multiple cities, in a bid to promote fitness while creating social change and promoting the causes of the organization. The run spearheads other upcoming initiatives that promote the importance of recreational activities for fitness among citizens.

Sportiz was the event organizing partner for three consecutive years for the Kolkata chapter of Bhumni India Run in 2016, 2017 and 2018


ADIDAS BOOST RUN 2016

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.

JBG GORKHA 10K

24th APRIL 2022


Results

MARATHON

An AIMS certified 10k race amidst the Queen of hills. Jai Balaji Group and Sportiz brings to you for the very first time JBG GORKHA 10K in Darjeeling on 30th January 2022. Please note that it is a Physical on-Ground event and a timed race. A unique opportunity now for more runners from the hills to achieve qualifying timings for international events.

The event is supported by Darjeeling Police and will be raising funds to fuel the efforts of VIK Run Foundation and Darjeeling United Athletics Club 

All Registered participants to get-

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