New Delhi, December 11, 2013: Procam International, promoters of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, unveiled the Route Map for the event and outlined the medical facilities and other arrangements that will be put in place for the 31,000 plusparticipants expected to run on race day in a media conference at the J L N Stadium on Wednesday. Present on the occasion was Anil Shukla, Additional Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Dr Tamorish Kotel, Medical Director of the Race, Race Director Hugh Jones and Vivek B Singh, Jt. Managing Director of Procam International.
Medical Partner Max Healthcare will ensure that every participant has a safe a healthy run and have made elaborate arrangements for the same. “There will two Base Stations, including one especially for Senior Citizens, and six medical stations along the route. Seven advanced Cardiac Life Support ambulances will be pressed into service and manning these will be over 150 doctors, 50 physiotherapists and 100 plus nurses & paramedics,” stated Medical Director Dr.TamorishKole.
There will be one Base Camp at the Start and Finish of the Half Marathon and the Great Delhi Run, which will have between 50 to 60 beds, 1400 litres of water, 300 kgs of ice in cube form, Enerzal, 15 tables with drapes, first aid kits, medicines, relief sprays etc. The second base camp will be at the Start/Finish of the Senior Citizens’ Run and will have around 12 beds with all of the above.
Each of the six medical stations along the route will have 300 litres of water, 150ks of ice, Gatorade, 2 tables with drapes, first aid kits, relief sprays etc.
To keep all participants sufficiently hydrated there will be 14 water stations along the route, from where around 85,000 litres of water will be distributed. These water stations will also distribute around 13,000 tetra packs of Enerzalto the participants. There will also be four orange stations from where oranges will be distributed..
Besides these arrangements, there would be sufficient Law & Order and Traffic Police on Race Day to prevent any untoward incidents. Their efforts would be supplemented by 800 private security guards and around 1000 volunteers.
Arrangements have been made for a total of 100 PortaPottys, from which 72 will be distributed in the holding areas at the J L N Stadium, while 28 will be stationed along the route.
Procam International has always ensured that thorough cleanup drives are conducted immediately after the event to restore the roads to the condition they were in prior to the event.
This year Procam International has appointed Indian Pollution Control Association (IPCA), who specialise in waste management, to undertake this task. All the waste from 21 km route will be collected and brought to the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, where it will be segregated into dry and wet waste. The same will then be sent to the recycling plants.
All types of Plastic waste and PET bottles will be recycled into plastic granules, while paper waste of all kind will be recycled at the Muzaffarnagar Paper Mill. The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will be telecast live on Star Sports 4, the Channel Partner, from 7.00 am to 10.00 am with a Simulcast on DD Sports, the Broadcast Partner. The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2012 for Elite men will start at 7.20 am, followed by the Half Marathon for Elite women at 7.25 am. The Open Half Marathon will start at 7.40 am, followed by the Champions With Disability Event at 8.10am, the Senior Citizens’ Run at 8.20 am and the Great Delhi Run at 9.30 am.
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