The DLT Ledgers Kovalam Marathon 2023 captivated the capital city, drawing a massive crowd of participants. This event marked a significant milestone as the first marathon in the capital city to adhere entirely to international standards. Organized by the Young Indians Thiruvananthapuram Chapter, the marathon aimed to educate the public about marine conservation and promote a healthy lifestyle. M. Vincent MLA, Nagaraju Chakilam IPS- City Police Commissioner, and Shyam Sundar, Intelligence IG, graced the occasion as chief guests.
Air Force Thiruvananthapuram Station Commander Group Captain Saurabh Shiva flagged off the marathon which started from Kovalam Grove Beach on Sunday morning. He also participated in the 5 km category. About 1200 people participated in the events of Full Marathon (42.2 km), Half Marathon (21.1 km), 10K Run (10 km), Fun Run (five km) and Corporate Relay (five km).
The marathon was organized by the Young Indians Thiruvananthapuram chapter with the intention of sensitizing the people about climate change and pollution. The aim was also to create awareness among the society about the need to live healthily.
Apart from the winners, all the marathon finishers were given medals and race t-shirts. The Kovalam marathon was organized in accordance with the international norms applied to the normal marathons. RFID technology chips integrated into bibs were given to participants to accurately track the finishing times in full, half and 10K marathons. Apart from DLT Ledgers, Acsia Technologies, Pure Heart, Vasudeva Vilasam and others were the main sponsors.