To mark the World Heart Day, the Cauvery Hospital Salem will conduct Salem Marathon on September 16.
According to Dr.S.Manivannan, the Cardiologist of the hospital, cardiac problems affect the younger people due to changing life style driven by lack physical and mental stress. The event aims to create public awareness about growing cardiac ailments and the need to choose healthy life styles.
The event will start and end at Mahatma Gandhi stadium and will be organised in categories like 5 kms, 10 kms for below and above 16 years of age, races for males and females. A total of Rs 2 lakh worth prizes for 50 winners has been planned.
Participants need to register by paying Rs 100 for which marathon guidelines, T.Shirt, breakfast on the day of the marathon and participatory certificate will be given said hospital officials.
(Centre for Community Media)