Ambar Bhattacharya, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 11th Dec 2019 : The new route introduced for the 25K and 10K is for the benefit of all participants and citizens of Kolkata. One of the most important aspect of the route-is that, it is a single way route. This will drastically help reduce traffic congestion and will not disturb the citizens. The elite athletes will also get a clear, clean route.
The course for the only 25km World Athletics silver label race runs through iconic landmarks of the city including – Park street, Birla Mandir, Eden Gardens, Victoria Memorial, Sardar Sarovar Stadium among others.
Procam International, promoters of the Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, also outlined arrangements that are in place for Sunday, 15th December including medical facilities, new route and other facilities for the benefit of the participants.
New route: Holding Area (Rangers Ground) – Western Flank of Red Road in front of Md. SportingGround – Red Road (Western flank) –Khidderpore Road (Northern flank) – Right turn on Hastings Crossing – St. Georges Gate Road (Western Flank) – Strand Road (Western Flank) – Right turn – Kingsway (Southern flank) – R R Avenue (Southern flank) – Mayo Road – Right turn – J L Nehru Road (Western flank) – Left turn near Outram Road crossing – Park Street (Southern flank) – Right on Park Circus 7 Point Crossing – Syed Amir Ali Avenue (Western flank) – Ashutosh Chowdary Avenue (Western flank) – Gariahat Flyover (Western flank) – Right turn on Golpark – Southern Avenue (Southern flank)) – Right turn – S P Mukherjee Road (Western flank) – Hazra Crossing – Left turn – Hazra Road – Kalighat Bridge – Judges Court Road – Right turn – Hasting Park Road – Right turn – Belvedere Road – Bhawani Bhawan –Belvedere Road – Cross National Library – Right turn – Alipore Road (Western flank) – Cross Alipore Zoo – Zeerut Bridge – Left turn – AJC Bose Road – Hastings Crossing – Right Turn – Khidderpore Road (Southern flank) – Right Turn – Lovers Lane (foul) – Hospital Road (Western flank) – U Turn before A.J.C. Bose Road/D.
In a heart-warming gesture that reflects the spirit of Kolkata, an impressive INR 61 lakhs has been raised for charity at the sixth edition of Tata Steel Kolkata 25K, the world’s only IAAF Silver Label race to be held on 15 December 2019. This mass participation event is today one of the largest sporting platforms for Philanthropy in East India.
40 Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) along with others have proved once again that TSK25K is not just about running but also a celebration of triumph and victory of the human spirit over all odds through philanthropy; a festival that celebrates the people of Kolkata and resonate the ethos #FeelTheSpirit.
The guests present today were Kamlesh Chatterjee, VP, West Bengal Athletic Association; P.N. Sankaran – Director Operations; Hugh Jones, Race Director; Medical Director- Dr Sanjukta Dutta, Head of Emergency-Forti; Srikanth Sola, Co-founder, CEO, Devic Earth; Prashant Saha, Regional Director, Procam International; Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International. Publicity : Carpediem Communique.