Sailor RUNBANGLA International 10K
October 27, 2023
RUNBANGLA was formed with an intention to contribute to the enthusiasm of the ever-vibrant running community of Bangladesh and to create AIMS Member international standard running events. Our 1st inaugural event took place on March 13, 2020 (CCCL-RBI 10K).
We have decided to stage our 2nd annual RBI 10K race as a virtual event similar to the Boston Marathon and other world events . This race will be focused on celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Bangladesh Independence.
RBI is making this an inclusive race with participation ranging from children to adults; young/old; male/female; and the differently abled.
RUNBANGLA INTERNATIONAL 10K 2021 will take place on a virtual platform on 26th – 28th March 2021.
The 2nd Annual RUNBANGLA INTERNATIONAL 10K 2021 is a virtual race. Registration will be opening at 7:30 PM on 19 February 2021. The following information will be required to complete the registration process:
• Date of Birth
• Address (your race kit will be delivered here)
• Photo ID number (for kids it should be their birth certificate)
• Run Category
• Valid email address
• Phone number
Please note- only one registration is possible per email address. So multiple participants from one family or group must make sure all participants have a unique valid email address.
Use a stable internet connection while registration. Do not press the back button or refresh browser while making online payment.
If you have any issues during the registration process, please post in RUNBANGLA Facebook group along with any supporting documents. RBI organizers will post their reply based on the information provided.
RBI is proud to introduce a first for Bangladesh, a special category of participants in our upcoming race. “Warrior” category. People who have accepted the reality of unending struggle, will be our honorable participants in this race. Wheelchair participants and members from a school for visually impaired will comprise our WARRIOR category. We are partnering with the Centre for the Rehabilitation for the Paralyzed (CRP) and also organizations for the visually impaired. Our participants will join a 0.5 km race. There will be no cut off time. Our WARRIORS will be allowed to complete their desired 0.5 km distance in stages within the race dates- from 0600 hrs of the 26th March 2021 through 1700 hrs of 28th March 2021. Participants can record their times through our recommended apps and share with RBI after the race ends. This category will have pre-registration. RBI plans to make this category a part of all our future events.
RBI is proud to introduce a first for Bangladesh, a special category of participants in our upcoming race. “Children” category. We have witnessed the presence of children as spectators during many large running events as they come to cheer for their parents, older adult siblings and friends. Until now they could only witness the celebration of the running festival. RBI recognizes that children form healthy life habits early on and so we are creating a space for them to participate as runners on race day. RBI has dedicated a 1 km run category specially designed for children below 12 years of age. The cut off time shall be 60 minutes. Your little ones can participate in this category too. How? Our CHILDREN will be allowed to complete their desired 1 km distance in stages within the race dates- from 0600 hrs of 26th March 2021 through 1700 hrs of 28th March 2021. In total, they will have to complete their run within 1 hour. Participants can record their times through our recommended apps and share with RBI after the race ends. We want to see your kids’ smile wearing their race tee and the participant medal. RBI plans to make this category a part of all our future events.
Dr. Orakatul Jannat – RBI is honored to have Dr. Jannat as our Race Ambassador. She is a dental surgeon by profession and a fitness instructor by passion. She is a certified personal trainer as well as a licensed Zumba and Boxercise Instructor. She has been in fitness industry for nearly a decade, motivating people toward sound & healthy lifestyles.
As parts of her active lifestyle, she is engaged in cycling and running. She participates in long distance cycling as well as running events in Bangladesh and . She began as an active cyclist in 2013 and is one of the admins of Sylhet Cycling Community at present. In order to establish an open platform for all, to live fit through running, she started Sylhet Runners Community in 2017.
Currently she is doing her Post-graduate studies in Orthodontics in Manila, Philippines. She wishes to return home soon forever so that she can continue her social welfare activities and fulfil her duties toward the society.
In addition to being our Race Ambassador, Dr, Jannat is also the RBI Community Pacer for her district of Sylhet, and you can find her among the other (63) district representatives listed on our website.
RBI is proud to announce our race date for the RUNBANGLA Half Marathon on November 5, 2021. This will be a LIVE event and include other race distances and categories which we will be announcing shortly, along with a few other surprises!
This an AIMS Member Race and a (AIMS Certified) race and will be held at the beautiful Lake Hatirjheel. We hope to attract the greatest number of race day participants from around the world.
We are also considering adding a virtual race to this event for international runners who cannot travel and for domestic participants who may still prefer to not run in the traditional event. We will make a decision on this soon.
Please check back here or on our Facebook site www.facebook.com/RunBanglaInternational for further updates, as well as our Instagram page @RUNBANGLA.