Walk The Talk : Calicut Half Marathon 2019

IIM Kozhikode will be organizing the tenth edition of Peekay Steel Calicut half Marathon 2019 on the 24th of February 2019. As a prelude  to the tenth edition of Calicut half Marathon, IIM Kozhikode organized  Walk  The  Talk (a  promotional  event) on 20th  January, 2019 from the CSI Cathedral, Mananchira. The  event  promoted  morning  walk  and  historical significance of various forgotten landmarks of Calicut which saw large  participation  from  the  city.

The Occasion also helped in recollecting the significances of localities and avenues of the vibrant city of Calicut, starting from the CSI Church  Tazhekkod,  proceeding  towards  Model  School,  along Ansari Park, followed by visiting Town Hall,  then heading to Central Library crossing Common wealth and finally concluding at SM Street. The walk was inaugurated by Prof. T Sobhindran (retd.), Head of the Economics Department, Zamorin Guruvayurappan College, Kozhikode. He is popularly referred as the “Green Man” for his conservation activities in and outside the district. He spoke at length about the  importance  of morning  walks.

The  event was  graced  by  the  presence  of Mr.  Prasanth  Kumar, General Manager  (HR &  PR),  Peekay  Steels Castings (P) Ltd. and  Mr. A.P. Sathyan,  the  Director at Niravu, our long term NGO partner who participated in the walk enthusiastically. The engrossing walk was concluded by congratulating the entire team and conveying good wishes for the marathon.

This year the theme for the Marathon is ‘United Kerala – Upholding the Legacy’ celebrates the unity, stands for the less fortunate and aims to build a stronger Kerala.


The marathon will start from beach (in front of All India Radio office) on 24th February, 2019 at 5:30 AM and run till Shri Gujarathi Vidyalaya higher secondary school. The  marathon  features  three categories, a 21 km “Half Marathon”, a 10 km “Mini Marathon” which are competitive races and a 3 km “Dream Run”, a non-competitive run featuring people from all walks of life.

Over the past nine years, the marathon has been taking up a unique cause every year- having focused on critical issues of women empowerment, rights of differently-abled people, waste management, organ donation, healthy living and eco- friendliness in the past. Calicut half Marathon 2019 is proud to be associated with Peekay Steel as the title sponsor and V-Guard as the Co-Sponsor.

For registration, please visit http://www.calicutmarathon.in/

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