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XLRI to host virtual marathon on Sunday

Students, faculty members, staff and their family members can take part in Xhaust 2020

, Pinaki Majumdar Jamshedpur Published 12.12.20, 07:12 PM
XLRI Jamshedpur sports wing SportsCom is hosting the event on Sunday.

XLRI Jamshedpur sports wing SportsCom is hosting the event on Sunday. File picture

The athletics wing of XLRI, SportsCom, is set to host a virtual marathon called ‘Xhaust’ on December 13 where participants will be able to take part in different categories of running.

Contestants can take part in 3 kilometre, 5 kilometre or 10 kilometre runs in two given time slots of 7 am and 6 pm, as per convenience.


All they need to do is install a mobile application, ‘pacer’ on their phones to track the run and share the details of the run from the app within 10 minutes of finishing the run.

The run is open only for XLRI students, staff, faculty, and their family members. The participants can run from anywhere they choose to.

Fr. P. Christie, director, XLRI, urged them for maximum participation.

The XLRI has been promoting fitness culture through various sporting events, he said.

“The virtual marathon ‘Xhaust 2020’ will make our XL community start working out again through an external nudge and keep the XL sporting culture alive, he said.

According to him, the Covid-19 pandemic has altered the course of our lives

“Xhaust 2020 will help get things kick-started right from our homes so we are fit and ready when the time comes to get back to campus and resume classroom sessions,” Christie said.

“Today's challenging times present us with an opportunity to build on our endurance and persevere despite the circumstances,” he added.

Urging participants to follow social distancing norms, he said, “As a community, we strive to maintain the undying spirit, and it is expected that participants from across the country would be running in for the event.”

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