Around 40,000, including national and international athletes, took part in the first ever 21.0975 km Surat night half marathon organized in the diamond city on Saturday. The Surat Night Half Marathon was organized by Surat Marathon Company for a green and clean city and also to create awareness on traffic.

Actors Bipasha Basu and Dino Morea, cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan, Mayor Raju Desai, police commissioner Rakesh Asthana, municipal commissioner Manoj Das and district collector JP Shivhare flagged off the race.

The race was divided into 4 categories. First was of 21 kilometers, second was 10 Km long run, third wa of 5 Km ad the fourth was Spirit of Surat in which only special invitees participated.

More than 10,000 female participants were there. 1200 volunteers served in the race and 50 CCTV cameras were installed, whereas 4 thousand police personnel were on duty.