India’s first and the oldest Run,Freedom Hyderabad 10K Run announced

The Organising Committee of Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation announced the 18th edition of the Hyderabad 10K Run.

The Freedom Hyderabad 10K Run will be organised in two categories —10k and 5K. It will be held on December 11 at Necklace Road, People’s Plaza. About ten to fourteen thousand runners are expected to take part. It is the most respected and looked forward to the event. The early bird entry fee, until November 10 is Rs 1000/- for 10K and Rs 700/- for 5K. The registrations have already begun and a couple of thousands have already been registered.

In a function held at T-Hive Conference Hall in eGalleria Mall in Hitech City Mafitnessdhapur, India’s first and the oldest Run, Hyderabad 10K Run was announced and a brochure and poster were unveiled.

Though the Run is held once a year, the participant makes a good beginning by cultivating a habit of fitness. While the runs make many fit, in due course it also supports the sports community with the funds raised. I believe that the Run in the past registered the highest participation of 16000 runners, said Chief Guest Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Govt of Telangana.

The event which is traditionally organised on the 3rd Sunday in November had to be shifted to 11th December as the venue was not available. So the runner's community must make a note of the same he said.


What started as a non-political, non-religious activity in 2003 with a noble motive to create a platform for health-conscious people of the city and help in due course, support and fund the "Mission Sports" initiative is today 20 years old. It has the unique distinction of India’s first and the oldest run said Dr Suresh Babu, veteran film producer while addressing the launch.

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