Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon

Meticulous arrangements in place for Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon 2022

Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, Honourable Vice-President of India, will flag off the premier race on Sunday


100% waste-managed race; Support from NDMC & DMRC


New Delhi, October 12, 2022: Procam International, promoters of the 17th Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon, outlined arrangements for the participants on Sunday, 16th October, including medical facilities and the route at a media conference at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Wednesday.

Present on the occasion were Hugh Jones, General Secretary, AIMS, and Race Director, Aalap Patel, Deputy Commissioner of Police—Traffic, New Delhi Range,  Chandan Chowdhary, Deputy Commissioner of Police—South Zone, New Delhi, Dr Sonia Lal Gupta (Director, Metro Group of Hospitals & Co-Medical Director and Chief Neurologist for the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon), Dr Sameer Gupta (Senior Cardiologist and Director, Metro Group of Hospitals & Co-Medical Director and Chief Cardiologist for the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon) and Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International.

Race Director Hugh Jones said: “It’s with great expectations globally… people are looking forward to this international race coming back. You didn’t realise that you were missing it until you felt it. I think we are going to bring back that kind of feeling to Delhi with the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon. It’s a new-look course, but it’s similar in nature and it certainly will be as fast as the previous one. I think we are in for some good times, we’ve always had good athletes coming.”

Dr Sameer Gupta, Director, Metro Group of Hospitals, said: “We are very excited to be the Medical Partners of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon. It is an event like no other. Runners come from across the world come to participate. Being a Dilliwala, I can tell you it is a surreal experience to be a part of this. We will deploy a team of more than 300 medical personnel to care for the runners.”

Dr Sonia Lal Gupta, Director, Metro Group of Hospitals, said: “When #RangDeDilli was launched last month, it brought the josh back to Delhi which was needed post Covid. It has brought the energy back into Delhi. We are so happy and proud to be a part of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon.”

Aalap Patel, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Traffic), New Delhi Range, said: “I know of many colleagues and seniors taking part in the Police Cup category. We enjoy working together with Procam International during the event. I hope the weather remains good and the runners stay hydrated throughout the race.”

It was announced at the conference that Shri Jagdeep Dhankar, Honourable Vice-President of India, will flag off the premier race on Sunday.



Race Category Start Time & Location Finish Location
Half Marathon Amateurs 6:41 a.m. from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Half Marathon Elite Race 6:40 a.m. from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Open 10K Run 5:20 a.m. from Sansad Marg Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Champions With Disability 7:25 a.m. from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Senior Citizens’ Run 7:50 a.m. from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium
Great Delhi Run 9:10 a.m. from Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium



Runners are the biggest stakeholders, and Procam International will continue to introduce initiatives that make the Race Day more memorable for all participants. Measures have been taken in the following areas –- medical facilities, anti-pollution measures, and ‘zero to land fill’ 100% waste-managed event.


  • Fully equipped base camp with 40 beds, triage area & dedicated medical professionals
  • Dedicated medical personnel for senior citizens near the finish line
  • 8 medical aid stations & 1 mini base camp dedicated to senior citizens
  • 2 medical stations at the holding areas
  • Trained medical personnel at all stations to deal with emergencies
  • Six advanced life support ambulances and seven paramedics on motorcycles on the route to ensure medical assistance is available at all times.
  • More than 300 healthcare providers on Race Day spread across the medical stations and base camps. These include 50+ doctors, 100+ nurses. 50+ paramedics, 8 ACLS Ambulances, 8 Bike Medics and other support staff.
  • Spotters every 100m during the final 2 km to identify participants who need medical attention.

Tie-ups with 8 hospitals in the vicinity of the race-BLK Max – Pusa Road, New Delhi, Railway Hospital – CP Outer Circle, Mool Chand – Lajpat Nagar, Ganga Ram – New Rajinder Nagar, Nayati Hospital – Lajpat Nagar, Lady Harding – Gol Market, Metro Sector 11 Noida and Metro RLKC, Pandav Nagar.



India’s most trusted packaged drinking water Bisleri, the event’s hydration partner, will have 13 water stations and two Mist zones along the route to ensure all the participants sufficiently hydrated. Total 1,04,000 litters of Bisleri water to be deployed.

India’s most preferred active nutrition brand FAST&UP, the event’s Energy Drink Partner, will have five stations along the route to help boost performance.

Run Groups, volunteers pull their weight: A total of 155 Run Volunteers will lift the noise and energy levels on Race Day, while a dozen Run Groups will manage the 13 Support Points. Breakfast will be served for all participants in-stadia. Over 2000 volunteers working for this event for great success.

Transport Service:

  • Special bus services provided from various parts of the city and NCR to ferry runners to the 10 km start point at Sansad Marg.
  • Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has extended its support to the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon
  • Marathon and will begin select Metro services by 4 a.m. to facilitate participants.


The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon is supported by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) who will lend their expertise to ensure all the waste on the route is efficiently managed.   250 NDMC sanitary workers will ensure efficient collection and segregation.

Procam is also closely working with Hasiru Dala Innovations, a social enterprise, who will supervise the different eco-friendly alternatives and ensure efficient waste management at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon.

The event’s green commitments are:

  1. Zero Waste to Landfill.
  2. Fast-track last-mile waste disposal.
  3. Use the race as a platform to promote awareness about waste management & better environmental practices.

Minimise usage of paper – All Entry Forms & E-Handbooks are online.

Plastic usage reduction

  • Reusable cloth bags handed out to participants at the Mirchi Get Active Expo, Bibs given without plastic covers.
  • Paper bags used for event kitting, medals in cloth pouches and post-event refreshments in reusable cloth bags.

Flex Upcycling by Swabhimaan

Around 200,000 sq. feet of flex upcycled to make shelters for the homeless and floor mats from waste segregation by NGO Swabhimaan.

Recycle plastic & other materials

  • Residual PET bottles are separated, cleaned, crushed & recycled at certified centres.
  • Packing materials like cardboard, paper, tin, wood, among others, are recycled into
  • manufacturing of the same materials, reducing the use of virgin material.

Bio-Waste Management

  • Wet food waste is composted at an organic composting facility.
  • Sewage waste treated & recycled at authorised Sewage treatment plant.


The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon will be telecast live by Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Liv on October 16 from 6:30 am to 10:30 am.


The initiatives undertaken over the last few years at the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon proved their efficacy and the implementations have been continued this year. Patented ecologically safe technology to be used: Low power-pulsed Wifi waves to be concentrated over the course to catalyse clearance of air pollutants primarily through dry deposition.

Devic Earth has deployed its latest version of ambient air pollution control a technology called Pure Skies 2.0, at prime locations on the half marathon route.

Devic Earth’s all-new Pure Skies 2.0 will purify ambient air, at a faster and more efficient rate. These air pollution control units are deployed at strategic locations close to the 

CPCB monitors. The installation are at prime locations including Major Dhyanchand