Airtel Run for Education 2019, Kolkata

Education is the most powerful weapon one can use to change the world. How would you feel if you got an opportunity to gift this weapon to someone in need? Extremely happy, satisfied and proud of yourself, right? Well, you can do so very easily this November. How? By running. Yes, it is true! See deets below!

Run for Education is a fundraising sporting event in Kolkata which is organized to support the cause of providing education to the underprivileged children of our society. It is coming back for the 6th time later this year and you can participate to contribute to the greater good. It is not about running for education, but about running to change lives and this world.

Date: 24th November 2019

Venue: City Centre 1, Salt Lake, Kolkata

Race categories, timings and age criteria:

There are a total of 4 categories amongst which you can choose the one which best suits you.

  • 5 KM Fun Run – If you want to have an easy run for fun and joy, this one for you. It is not timed and you must be 8+ to participate. The race is scheduled to start at 7:45 AM but you must be at the venue at 7:00 AM.
  • 5 KM Timed Run – Experience the marathon excitement by participating in this 5 KM timed run. Minimum age to participate is 15 years. Reporting is 6:45 AM and the race starts at 7:45 AM.
  • 10 KM Run – Take your running skills to the next level by joining the 10 KM marathon. The race starts at 6:00 AM and reporting time is 5:15 AM. Minimum age criteria is 15 years. Let your sweat define a story!
  • 21 KM Run – Prep well and fulfill your dreams of winning a half marathon by enrolling for this category. Get to the venue by 4:45 AM and start the race at 5:15 AM. Only people above 18 years can participate. Let the athletic power run through your vein!


Registrations are open!

You read it right. If you want to save a few bucks, go and take benefit of early bird discounted tix because registrations for them closes on 17th September 2019.

On the spot registration during BIB distribution will cost Rs. 200 extra. Now, nobody wants to do that! Remember, you cannot change your run category once the registration process is done, so think before you choose and pay. You can check the ticket price for each category below:

Check Ticket Prices

  • Starting Rs. 350 Closed
    Registration ends by 17 Sep, 2019 11:59 PM

What will your participation kit have?

All the details will be sent to you by email once you register. However, free refreshments will be there at the venue. RFID Timing chips will be given to the 21 KM, 10 KM and 5 KM race runners.

What about the prizes? *twinkling eyes*

Exciting prizes are in store for the winners of each category. Sadly, no medals or certificates will be given to other participants in completing the race.

Did you know?

You can also choose a pacer to run with. It will not only motivate you to complete the race within a specific time but will make your marathon experience a memorable one. All the details about this year’s Pacers can be found on the event’s official website. To choose a pacer, all you have to do is leave a comment on his/her blog.

We got you all the details and it is a very easy thing to tick-off your bucket list and feels great about it. Even if this is your first run, don’t be scared. It might be tough, but you’re tougher. See you on race day!


Nandni Jain - Author

An engineering grad, Nandni works as a content writer here apart from rocking a 9 to 5 desk job. She has been in a relationship with words and books for ages and here she is, musing over the upcoming events.

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