Procam International, the pioneers of distance running in India, have officially announced the commencement of registrations for the 8th edition of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, the only World Athletics Accredited 25K race in the world. The event, scheduled for Sunday, December 17, 2023, promises to be a celebration of fitness, inclusivity, and the vibrant spirit of Kolkata.
Registration for all five race categories will open on September 22, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. IST and will remain open until November 24, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. IST, or until all running places are filled, whichever comes first. Interested participants can register at tatasteelkolkata25k.procam.in/.
The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K has become a symbol of Kolkata’s energy and unity, bringing citizens together to promote health and fitness. The event is set to be flagged off from the iconic Red Road, adding to the grandeur of the occasion.
Debashish Kumar, MLA, MMIC – KMC, expressed his excitement about the event and its role in promoting sports in the country. He emphasized the need for such events to popularize sports and offered full support on behalf of the Kolkata Municipal Corporation.
Chanakya Chaudhary, Vice President, Corporate Services, Tata Steel, highlighted the event’s significance in uniting the people of Kolkata and promoting distance running as a sport. He expressed confidence that the 8th edition would achieve new levels of success.
The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K is known for its commitment to inclusion, offering various race categories suitable for participants of all ages and abilities. These categories include the 25K feature race, the open 10K, the Ananda Run (4.5 km), Champions with Disability, and the Silvers Run (2.3 km). Limited spots are reserved for women in both the 25K and open 10K races to encourage their participation.
IDFC FIRST Bank, the exclusive Associate Sponsor, is contributing to the event’s social impact with innovative offerings that benefit both runners and society. Naarayan TV, CMO, IDFC FIRST Bank, expressed the bank’s excitement to be a part of an event that celebrates Kolkata and its people.
The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K also enjoys the support of various dignitaries, including Major General S. Dharmarajan AVSM, SM, VSM, GOC- Bengal Sub Area, and Vineet Kumar Goyal IPS, Commissioner of Police, Kolkata, who have lauded the event for its unique and inspiring nature.
The 8th edition of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K will feature legendary cricketer Jhulan Goswami and actor Koushani Mukherjee as the Ratnas, who will inspire participants to prioritize health and fitness.
Jhulan Goswami spoke about the importance of running in her life and encouraged everyone to take part in the event. Koushani Mukherjee expressed her belief in women’s power to bring about change and invited all to join the vibrant spirit of Kolkata.
The event also features exclusive race day and finisher tees, provided by T10, India’s leading sportswear brand. Cadbury FUSE joins as the Snacking Partner, offering runners the right energy mix to keep them going.
The Silvers Run, a special category within the race, emphasizes physical activity for seniors and equal opportunities for all. Emoha, a non-profit organization, will support this initiative.
Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International, thanked sponsors, city authorities, and the running community for their consistent support in making the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K one of Eastern India’s biggest sporting celebrations.
The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K extends its gratitude to the Government of West Bengal, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, Indian Army – Eastern Command and Bengal Sub-Area, and various other organizations and partners for their unwavering support.
The event is made possible through the support of its esteemed partners, including Title Sponsor Tata Steel, Associate Sponsor IDFC FIRST Bank, Sportswear Partner T10 Sports, Driven by NEXON EV, Hydration Partner Bisleri, Energy Drink Partner FAST&UP, Hospitality Partner The Oberoi Grand Kolkata, Telecast Partner Sony Sports 1, Print Partner The Telegraph, Music & Entertainment Partner 98.3 Mirchi, Medical Partner Fortis, Philanthropy Partner United Way Kolkata, and SCR Facilitator EMOHA.
The Tata Steel Kolkata 25K is all set to unite Kolkata once again in the celebration of health, fitness, and unity on December 17, 2023. Register now and be a part of this incredible journey.
For more information and registration details, visit tatasteelkolkata25k.procam.in/.