Snow Marathon kicks off in Pakistan for the First Time :
The first Swat Snow Marathon was organized at scenic Malam Jabba tourists resort. 115 Local and International participants, men and women participated in 3 Categories of Races.
Categories included Half Marathon, 10K and 5K Races in all age categories.
Despite heavy rains and chilling weather condition, a large number of tourists and visitors had come to enjoy the event.
The Tourism Corporation Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (TCKP) and the Magic Mountain Adventure Park had jointly organized the day-long event to promote adventure tourism and sports and attract tourists to the tranquil spots in Swat Valley and elsewhere in the province.
The TCKP officials, including Ilyas Khan, Syed Waqas Ali Shah, Aniq Majid, Samson’s Group Marketing Manager Samar Sabeen, General Manager Waris Shah and representatives of Magic Mountain Adventure Park were present on the occasion.
This was the first Snow Marathon, which was participated and attended by a large number of lovers of adventure tourism and snow games from Punjab, Islamabad, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and elsewhere in Pakistan, and foreign and domestic tourists.
The marathon kicked off from the Magic Mountain point and culminated at the same venue after the thrilling competition. Sohail Aamir clinched first position, Ibrar Hussain stood second and Fida Muhammad placed third in the 21 kilometer category race.
Similarly, Mohibullah stood first, Alamzeb second and Farzand Ali third in the second category race of 10 kilometers, while Muhammad Rahim grabbed first position, Ihsan Khurshid second and Jawad third position in the category of five kilometers marathon.
Later, cash prizes, medals and commendation certificates were awarded to the position holders of marathon race.
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