Model-turned-actor Millind Soman, who is known in recent times for organising pinkathon, a marathon to promote women fitness had on Friday announced participating in the seventh edition of Darjeeling Hill Marathon slated to start from November 22.
Soman took to social media sharing a throwback picture along with his wife Ankita Konwar, who hails from Assam, of running on a beach to announce their participation.
“First 15km run this year after Feb! Getting ready for the Darjeeling Police marathon this Sunday, it will be beautiful…” Sonam captioned the picture with.
The supermodel has also posted a video on YouTube thanking Darjeeling Police. “A big thank you to Darjeeling police for organising the biggest marathon event in North Bengal and for inviting me to be the brand ambassador for the 7th edition of the run. It’s a big honour, it will be amazing to run in Darjeeling on 22nd of November along with world heritage sites in amazing weather.”
The Darjeeling Hill Marathon will, this year, be a “zero waste” event.
Abhishek Gupta, additional superintendent of police, Darjeeling, said: “Besides running, a clean environment plays a key role in keeping us healthy. Concerned with the waste, which can possibly be generated after the event, this year we have collaborated with TIEDDI. The waste generated in the event will be segregated and sent for either compost or recycling.”
The Darjeeling Hill Marathon is organised by the Darjeeling police as part of an outreach and fitness programme under the community policing initiative.
The Darjeeling Hill Marathon will have a 21.1-km half marathon and 10-km run with each event having two age categories and a police-only category.
Among other celebrities to participate in this year’s Darjeeling Hill Marathon is singer Kailash Kher who will be performing live during the marathon.