Countdown Till Marathon



Pakistan Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP) is organizing a Road Race (RUN FOR KARACHI – 23) on 23 March 2017 in Karachi to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of        23 March 1940.  Theme for the Road Race is “HEALTHY KARACHI”.  Healthy body Healthy mind is the message to the Youth of Karachi.  It is likely to be participated by 1000’s of Youth from Schools, Colleges, Universities and Professional Athletics from the Departments.

It is planned on Sea View, start and finish points will be Macdonalds/Burger King.  These races will be participated by the Youth to include 7 km (Professional), 5 km (open) and 1 km (under 16).  Food and drink stalls will be the added attraction of the event.

Minister for Sports and Youth Affairs, Government of Sindh, Hon’ble Sardar Muhammad Bakhsh Khan Maher has consented to grace the occasion as Chief Guest.

AFP Organises Marathon/Road Races all over Pakistan on National Days along with National Athletics every year.  Luckily AFP has decided to grace Karachi by holding the 48th National Athletics Championship (Men and Women) 2017 in Karachi (7 to 9 April 2017).

Programme will unfold as follows:-

  • Start/finish Point – Burger King/McDonald’s
  • Route – Abdul Sattar Edhi Avenue, DHA Phase VIII.
  • Events: 7 km (Professionals), 5km (Open) and 1 km (under 14 years)
  • Time Registration starts at 7 AM, Event starts at 7:45 AM and Prize distribution – 10 AM.
  • Organisers – Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP).
  • Sponsors – Iqra University.
  • Chief Guest – Minister for Sports & Youth Affairs Hon’ble Sardar Muhammad Bakhsh Khan Maher, Government of Sindh.
  • Prizes – Professionals – 1st 25,000/-, 2nd Rs. 20,000/-, 3rd Rs. 10,000/-, 4th Rs.8,000/-, 5th Rs.5,000/-, 5 km – Medals and Certificates and 1 km – Medals and Certificates.

President’s Message

It gives me immense pleasure to be addressing you on the subject of Athletics in Pakistan and Karachi (23 March 2017).  AFP is holding a Road Race (RUN  FOR  KARACHI – 23) in Karachi on 23 March 2017 in DHA to commemorate the Lahore Resolution of 23 March 1940.  Cause we have selected is “Healthy Karachi”.  Mission of AFP is to promote and develop the sports of athletics in Pakistan.  May I request you to kindly take keen interest in sports events, because healthy youth is an asset of any Nation.  In order to accomplish our goals of generating awareness of athletics and healthy physical activities by our youth, we are trying to hold Provincial and National Athletics events.  I invite you to join with us to organize a successful and memorable event to promote health, cooperation and comaraderic amongst the youth of our country.

Healthy activity is the only solution to the major problem being faced by the youth of our nation.  Our youth is the leader of tomorrow.  They are the future of our country.  Nations are recognized on the Global scene by the sports men they have produced this youth will be the future athletes to represent their country in International events and bring laurels for Proud Pakistan.  Thus, we here in AFP provide an environment through athletics events, where we foster well-rounded physically fit individuals who are competent to take on the international athletics challenges and meet them with success.

Major General Muhammad Akram Sahi (Retd), HI(M), SI(M)

Athletics Federation of Pakistan (AFP)

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