Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Odisha Hockey Men’s World Cup, mini-marathon ‘Run for Hockey’ was flagged off in Bhubaneswar by Biju Yuva Vahini (BYV) in association with Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Sunday.
The event was flagged off by Mayor Anant Narayan Jena.
Hundreds of people participated in the run from the Forest Park Square and were routed through Sishu Bhawan- Rajmahal- Master canteen- Ram Mandir Square and ended near Kendriya Vidyalaya-1.
According to sources, around 500 persons dressed in white took part in the mini-marathon.
To promote the upcoming mega sporting event, the marathon was organised across the state. Mini marathons were also organised in Sambalpur and Rourkela for the promotion of Men’s Hockey World Cup, sources said.