Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2023 Unveils Run in Costume Contest, Merging Fitness and Fandom

In a vibrant celebration of athleticism and pop culture, the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K announces the much-anticipated Run in Costume Contest set to take place on Sunday, December 17. A dynamic fusion of fitness and fandom, participants are invited to embrace their favorite characters from comics, movies, anime, gaming, or TV shows as they race through the pulsating heart of the city.

Cosplay Extravaganza: The Run in Costume contest is set to be a global phenomenon, showcasing the dynamic art form and the growing subculture that transcends borders. It is a testament to Tata Steel Kolkata 25K’s commitment to embracing pop culture in all its forms.

Judges: The contest will be judged by the talented Prantika Das, Actress and Model, alongside the renowned Kolkata cosplayer Asmita Ghosh, also known as Chiropteran Queen.

Prizes and Awards: Participants in the Run in Costume contest stand a chance to win fabulous prizes, cash rewards, and the coveted title of Kolkata’s Run in Costume Champion. The awards for individual and group contestants include cash prizes of ₹30,000 and ₹40,000 for the first position, and ₹20,000 and ₹30,000 for the second position, respectively.

Contest Categories: The Run in Costume contest features two categories – Individuals and Groups, with three winners selected in each category. Groups must consist of a minimum of 5 members.

How to Participate: To be eligible, participants must be registered for the Ananda Run at the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, and each contestant must wear a marathon bib clearly visible on their costume.

Cosplay Contest Rules and Guidelines: The competition, open to all skill levels, evaluates participants on presentation, showmanship, stage presence, and the visible effort put into handmaking their costumes. The rules emphasize a clean environment, prohibiting offensive language, nudity, and any props that may cause harm.

Event Highlights: The Run in Costume is not just about the contest; it’s a fitness and fandom spectacle syncing with the city’s beat. Ananda Run participants are encouraged to register and let their imagination dash towards the dazzling finish line.

Conclusion: Get ready for the ultimate platform for cosplayers as Tata Steel Kolkata 25K 2023 promises a day filled with fitness, fandom, and fantastic costumes. Runners, both individual and group, are urged to express their fandom and embark on an adventure through the heart of Kolkata. Let the cosplay dash begin!


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