Mount Girnar (1,031 m) in Junagadh, Gujarat has been a venue for hill marathon competitions for 44 years since 1971. On Jan 4, 2015, the Junagadh District Administration under Collector and DM Alok Kumar, organised a 4,336.5 m long ascending marathon to MtGirnar with 2,122 participants. They included men and women of 16 to 50 years. The run started at 7.30am and finished at 10.30 am. It was held to raise tourism awareness in society and inculcate a sense of sportsmanship, adventure and team spirit.