Hero Half Marathon

KATHMANDU: Kantipur Publications is organising the Hero-Kantipur Half Marathon here on February 19. The event features three categories — 21.1km half marathon, 5km corporate-media race and 3km wheelchair race, informed the organisers at a press meet on Monday. Top three winners in half marathon will receive Rs 50,000, Rs 30,000 and Rs 20,000 respectively, while the organisers have put aside a scooter for an athlete who breaks course record. The race will start from Tinkune and go through Koteshwar, Bhaktapur, Sallaghari, Suryabinayak and Jagati before returning back. Likewise the top three athletes in wheelchair and corporate and media categories will bag Rs 10,000, Rs 5,000 and Rs 3,000 respectively.