Tv24 Desk: The fourth edition of ‘Glaxose-D Dhaka Half Marathon 2021’ ended on 21 February (Sunday). Consider the ongoing pandemic; the organizer ‘Dhaka Run Lords’ organized this year’s marathon virtually. Now the work of verification and selection is going on at the end of the competition. The organizers have informed that the winners’ name will be announced soon.
Runners participate in this year’s marathon through a virtual platform. Around 3,200 athletes from home and abroad took part in the marathon while maintaining distance from their respective areas without coming to the specific venue. This year’s marathon is held in two segments- a 21.1 km Half Marathon and a 7.5 km Run.
Just like last year, the title sponsor for Dhaka Half Marathon 2021 is Glaxose-D from Unilever Consumer Care Limited. Sheltech group was the Co-Sponsor for the event. The gold sponsors for the event were Apex Footwear Limited, Polar Ice Cream and Dabur Honey. Spice FM 96.4 was the Radio partner for the event and community partner was BDRunners and this event was included AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races).
Speaking at the press conference on 15 February, Syed Mustyen Quader, Brand Manager Unilever Consumer care limited said, “Dhaka Half Marathon, over the years, has helped to revolutionize the running scene in the country and has inspired many people to stay fit and embrace a healthy lifestyle. Both during and after a Marathon, hydration and maintaining energy levels are of paramount importance. This is where our 50-year old heritage brand, Glaxose D’s mission to keep the people of Bangladesh energized through the brand proposition of instant recharge comes alive,”
Glaxose-D from Unilever Consumer Care Ltd. is proud to be the Title Sponsor of the Dhaka Half Marathon for the second year in a row. Both the brands from the house of Unilever Consumer Care Limited wish the very best to all the participants of Dhaka Half Marathon 2021, he added.
Senior officials from sponsor companies and the organizers were also present along with journalists from TV and print media. They spoke about the impact of the DHM on the amateur running scene of Bangladesh and requested co-operation from all to organize a successful event.