Chennai marathon

February 15, 2009 at 6:37 am (Weekend's) (, )

The Chennai Marathon took place on Sunday morning with over 17,000 people participating.

The seventh edition of the marathon, being organised by the Sports Development Authority of Tamil Nadu, began at 0600 hrs IST at Anna Square.

The marathon follows the following route: Anna Square – Labour Statue – Gandhi Statue – Foreshore Estate – Greenways Point – Malar Hospital – Besant Avenue – 4th Main Road – Vellankanni Church and back.

Called ‘Run For Chennai’, the marathon carries a prize money of Rs 6.75 lakh. While the winners will get Rs 5 lakh, the second prize is Rs 1 lakh and the third is Rs 50,000. There is also a caonsolation prize of Rs 1,000 for 25 runners.

The events include a 42.2 km full marathon, a half marathon of 22.2 km and a mini marathon which will be for 10 km

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The Oldies turning out to b NEW

November 16, 2008 at 12:44 pm (Weekend's) (, , , , , , )

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The Anna Nagar Tower is one of the tallest park towers in Chennai. It is located in the Anna Nagar Park near the Anna Nagar Roundana. The tower has cyclic stairs and one can see about 20 to 25 acres of land from the tower top. The park has many big trees and green bushes. There is a Children’s park inside the main park.

 

TamilNadu state goverment has planned to renovate the ANNA NAGAR TOWER. The estimated cost of the project crosses around 100cr.

Timings:
The Park opens at 5.30am and remains open till 10.30am in the morning.
In the evening, the park opens at 4.00 pm and closes by about 6:30 – 7:00 pm. In the Weekends the park will be open a little more time than usual.

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