Date- 21st July 2019 | Venue- Leisure Valley Ground, Gurugram.
What is Zero Plastic Marathon?
This is an event where participants run or walk to bring more attention to the negative environmental impacts caused by plastics. The event also seeks to create additional awareness on this very important issue. This event is organized by IRS and is the first of its kind in India.
The Zero Plastic Marathon will continue annually until the single-use plastics in our everyday lives is zero, and until India becomes a zero single-use plastic nation. We all have a responsibility as individuals to achieve this goal.
Why Zero Plastic Marathon?
The main aim of the Zero Plastic Marathon is to advocate for banning or minimizing the use of everyday plastics which harm the environment. We want to increase the awareness of this serious issue. Our call is for the use of zero single-use plastics in our daily lives. We recognize that this goal cannot be achieved overnight by just us alone. However, we believe that it is very important for each and everyone to make a start and stay on this very important journey to zero single-use plastics.
Who can join?
Anyone and everyone can join the Zero Plastic Marathon! We encourage individuals and people from all walks of life the civil servants and politicians, corporates and NGOs, uniformed services, students and educators, artists and entertainers, doctors, nurses and caregivers, families and friends, and all others to join the run and begin their journey towards a plastic-free lifestyle.
What are the categories, deliverables and cash prize details?
This edition of Zero Plastic Marathon is featuring a half marathon(21.1Km), 10.5Km Run, 5Km Run, and 2.5Km Run. Of course, it's a timed event.
There are cash prizes with exciting gifts and awards for winners.
Where do the Proceeds go?
The proceeds, less administrative expenses, will be given to selected environmental NGOs for initiatives towards achieving the goal of the Zero Plastic.
Are there any early bird discounts on registrations?
Yes, of course.
The entire event will be carried out without the use of harmful single-use plastics, and you are all requested not to use single-use plastics at the event. Additionally, you can show your commitment to the cause by joining the Pledge for Zero Plastic: After completing the run/walk individuals and institutions will be invited to take a pledge to support Zero Plastics by palm-printing on a cloth banner placed at the Zero Plastic Marathon finish line.
ZPM 2K19 is an ultimate blend of run & fun. Fun unlimited, it's gonna be!
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