About CT Half Marathon
The CT Half Marathon, a Race for Charity, was conceived with the vision & foresight of S. Charanjit Singh Channi ( Chairman, CT Group of Institutions ) to promote healthiness, robustness & fitness awareness. This marathon came into existence in 2007. Alongwith this race for a humanitarian cause, CT Group of Institutions raises funds for the organizations that work for the deprived & under privileged members of the society such as Pingalwara, Unique Home and other social upliftment Non Government Organizations. This laudable noble endeavour also encourages the physically challenged students or children like PRAYAS ( A School for Special students ) to participate in the race. CT Group of Institutions donates more than Rs. 5 lakh to the needy and deprived sections of society every year. Besides, the top 3 winners of CT Half Marathon are also conferred with Rs 25,000/- , Rs 11,000/- and Rs 5,100/- for both male and female positions, respectively. This half marathon is an annual event held at Jalandhar on the first Sunday of March every year. It is the largest marathon in Punjab comprising 21.6 Kms., organized by any educational institution. It is an event where more than 30,000 people from all walks of life participate, including celebrities, sports personalities, business tycoons and amateur athletes. The esteemed guests include an ace athlete of yesteryears, Olympian Milkha Singh, Legendary Punjabi Singer and Actor Gurdas Maan, Ace Cricketer Harbhajan Singh, Famous Punjabi Singers Kamal Heer, Manmohan Waris, Harbhajan Maan, Punjabi Singer and Actor Daljeet Dosanjh, Punjabi Actress Neeru Bajwa & Music Composer Sachin Ahuja, among various others.