WALK-the-Talk: Calicut Half Marathon 2019

More than 150 people participated
More than 150 people participated

IIM Kozhikode will be organizing the tenth edition of Peekay Steel Calicut Half Marathon 2019 on February 24, 2019. As a prelude to the tenth edition of the Calicut Half Marathon, IIM Kozhikode organized a Walk-the-Talk event on January 20, 2019, from the CSI Cathedral, Mananchira. The event promoted morning walk and historical significance of various forgotten landmarks of the city which saw large participation from across the city.

The walk was inaugurated by Prof. T Sobhindran (retd.), Head of the Department of Economics Department, Zamorin Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode. He is also referred to as the “Green Man” for his conservation activities in and outside the district. He spoke at length about the importance of morning walks. The event was graced by the presence of Mr. Prasanth Kumar, General Manager (HR & PR), Peekay Steels Castings (P) Ltd. and Mr. A.P. Sathyan, the Director at Niravu, our long term NGO partner who participated in the walk enthusiastically. The engrossing walk was concluded by congratulating the entire team and conveying good wishes for the marathon.

The event ended at S.M.Street

The event ended at S.M.Street

This year the theme for the Marathon, ‘United Kerala - Upholding the Legacy’, celebrates the unity, stands for the less fortunate and aims to build a stronger Kerala. The marathon will start from the beach (in front of All India Radio office) on February 24, 2019, at 5:30 AM and run till Shri Gujarathi Vidyalaya higher secondary school.

The marathon features three categories, a 21 km “Half Marathon”, a 10 km “Mini Marathon” which are competitive races and a 3 km “Dream Run”, a non‐competitive run featuring people from all walks of life.

Over the past nine years, the marathon has been taking up a unique cause every year - having focused on critical issues of women empowerment, rights of differently-abled people, waste management, organ donation, healthy living and eco-friendliness in the past.

Calicut Half Marathon 2019 is proud to be associated with Peekay Steel as the title sponsor, V-Guard as the Co-Sponsor and Swiggy as our prize sponsor.

REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW OPEN. Visit to buy tickets and merchandise for the marathon. Visit and follow Calicut Half Marathon Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages for constant updates.

Edited by Gopal Mishra

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