Celebrating Pakistan’s Resolution Day, the District Administration Lahore announces Lahore Marathon 2019 on Saturday. The marathon will cover a 10km route (starting from Gaddafi Stadium roundabout) and is aimed at promoting a softer image of the country, through engagement of citizens in healthy activities.With the recent on-going tensions in the region, Lahore Marathon is an initiative of the District Administration Lahore aimed at delivering a message of peace on Pakistan’s Republic Day. The Marathon invites citizens of all ages and gender to #RunForPeace, symbolising a communal petition of peace and harmony globally. The marathon will be attended by the Punjab Government spokesperson Saleha Saeed. “Our efforts intend to broadcast a communal message from Pakistanis to the entire global community that Pakistan is a peace-loving nation who speaks a language of harmony and tolerance while simultaneously rejects every form of violence” said D.C. Lahore, Saleha Saeed.Participants will be facilitated with hydration points and aid stations (staffed by an ambulance team) throughout the route. The road traffic will be restricted throughout the duration of the competition on all running routes with further assistance from traffic and local officers, in accordance with legislation. While ensuring a positive image for the city and the department, the project is also focusing alongside on providing entertainment for the public. Acclaimed musician AimaBaig will be performing live on the closing ceremony at Punjab Stadium (Football Ground). The marathon aims to cover a total route of 10 kilometers kicking off from Gaddafi Stadium Roundabout and progressing towards Hafeez Kardar Road, Liberty Roundabout, Main Boulevard, U-Turn from Jail Road Intersection, Main Boulevard, U-Turn from under KalmaChowk Bridge, Liberty Roundabout with eventually concluding at the Football Ground of Punjab Stadium (Gaddafi Sports Complex).The Lahore Marathon 2019 is organized by Dreamweaver Production in partnership with the Government of Punjab. The organizers intend to send out a call for peace on the Republic Day of Pakistan to promote a positive and peaceful image of the country around the globe through engaging citizens in fitness activities and a healthy lifestyle.Published in Daily Times, March 21st 2019.