Cross Country Marathon and Interschool Competitions at LPU

Cross Country Marathon and Interschool Competitions at LPU


“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t win’ is you and you don’t have to listen.”—Jessica Ennis-Hill

In the never-ending turmoil of the world, one sometimes becomes mentally and physically incapable of keeping up with the day. When the day starts running rather than running, it indicates that you are unprepared for the day. People have been playing sports since ancient times to keep themselves active.  

There are a lot of benefits of being a sportsperson. Your mental capacity to learn and your cognitive abilities also improve through sports. It is said, a sportsperson can endure much more pressure than an average person and get things done faster and more efficiently. Also, sportsmanship carries much more than just being gentle towards your competition. A sportsman/sportswoman is always with themselves. This helps them to cope with sudden changes in the environment and routines. Educational institutes get the importance of sports and physical activity. That is why they understand it is their duty to promote sports.

Lovely Professional University is a hub of sports. Recently, it has provided Gold medalists Olympians like Neeraj Chopra, Silver medalist like Nishad Kumar in Paralympics and many more. This shows the diversity of its students, disciplines and departments in LPU, along with the synergy between them.

To take this legacy forward, the Department of Sports, under the aegis of Student Welfare Wing, organized the 16th Cross Country Marathon on the occasion of National Sports Day. The motto of the marathon was “Run Far, Run Fast & Run Hard!” It was a 20 km marathon where hundreds of participants took part.

To take the bigger, the Department of Sports is also organized Interschool Sports Tournament, where departments compete to prove their mettle in sports. This included various games like football, badminton, table tennis, hockey, etc. It was great to see everyone so excited to compete and learn.