CAS Flags off Kargil to Kohima Ultra-Marathon

CAS Flags off Kargil to Kohima Ultra marathon
Question: What is the name of the marathon flagged off from Kargil to Kohima on September 6, 2019?
(a) History Run
(b) Veer Marathon
(c) Glory Run
(d) None of the above
Answer: (c)
Related facts:
  • Kargil to Kohima (K2K) marathon named Glory Run was flagged-off at Air HQ , (Vayu Bhavan) on September 6, 2019.
  • To commemorate 20th year of Kargil Victory and to live up to the true tradition and motto of Indian Air Force – “Touch the Sky with Glory”, a unique expedition Kargil to Kohima, Ultra-Marathon- “Glory Run” is undertaken by IAF.
  • The marathon will take place from Kargil War Memorial, Drass (J&K) to Kohima War Cemetery, Kohima (Nagaland).
  • Kohima and Kargil are the two forward most outposts of India in the East and in the North where two most fierce battle of modern India were fought in 1944 and 1999 respectively.
  •  K2K – Glory Run will commence on 21 September 2019 and culminate on 06 Nov 19. A team of 25 Air Warriors will cover the distance of more than 4500 Km in 45 days by running an average of 100 Km per day.
  • The aim of the expedition is to promote awareness for ‘Pedestrian Safety’ and recently launched ‘Fit India Movement’ by  Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with paying tribute to brave hearts who made the supreme sacrifice.

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