New Delhi: The 15th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon will take place on October 20 and registrations opens today, the organisers said on Tuesday.

The IAAF Gold Label race, organised by Procam International, is expected to see participation from 35,0000 people across five categories — Half Marathon (21.097km), Great Delhi Run (5km), Open 10K, Senior Citizens' Run (3.2km) and Champions with Disability (3.2km).

"Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is today a landmark event and the most prestigious half marathon in the world. At Airtel, it is an absolute joy for each one of us to be a part of this world-class running event. It is simply amazing to see so many participants from across the world and India come together to celebrate the human spirit and run for a cause," said Vani Venkatesh, CEO – Delhi & NCR, Bharti Airtel.

The Great Delhi Run has undergone a transformation this year. To enhance participants' experience and inspire new runners to take up running.

GDR, will be a timed category. The participants will be awarded a timing certificate and a finishers' medal post-race, which they can use for official entry into other running events.

Registration for all race categories will commence from today and will stay open until September 27 or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier.

This edition will also have a limited number of running places reserved, in the Half Marathon and the Open 10K, for women applicants, who cannot produce a timing certificate.

The 15th edition also has new sponsors in the form of Help-Age India and Fast & Up- Energy Drink.

IPL Franchise Delhi Capitals have also joined hands with ADHM.

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