Tata Steel Kolkata 25K - 18th December 2022

run in costume

Football Carnival – Experience the Football Frenzy

Be Creative. Be Innovative. Be Expressive.

Come, Celebrate and be part of Kolkata’s most colourful street carnival!

Soak in the football fever. Wear your football jerseys, kits, football related placards etc. in a unique and a fun way and participate in the Ananda Run. Participate with friends as a team or alone, any football related costume will be eligible for participation. Outshine on race day through your creative, funky, innovative football related costumes and be noticed at the costume contest – Run In Costume at the Ananda Run – to be eligible for cash prizes! Make merry with friends, we would also love to see your tricks and freestyling at the venue.

Perfect opportunity to enjoy a footballing spin on running in the morning as you gear up for the World Cup final in the evening. Race day – 18 th December.

Run In Costume contest is open only for Ananda Run participants and will be judged by noted footballers and athletes. Grab your friends or come alone, experience the Football Carnival at the Ananda Run. If you haven’t registered yet, register now.

Expressive Me!
Prizes for best individuals dressed in costume –
1st Prize: ₹ 25,000 | 2nd Prize: ₹ 15,000

Expressive Us!
This is open for a minimum of 10 people dressed in a formation conveying a message –
1st Prize: ₹ 50,000 | 2nd Prize: ₹ 30,000

Participants who wish to enter for the Run in Costume at the Ananda Run contest need to report at the Run In Costume Stage by 7:00 a.m. (refer to event venue map for location). Judging will be conducted between 7:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. at this stage. Please note, where props are being used by any individual or group, the size of the props should be such which can go through metal detectors and/or baggage scanners placed at the entrance of venue premises. Every entry will be given not more than 90 seconds to display their act/theme. Once winners are declared, they will be guided to the line-up area for the start of Ananda Run.


  • It is compulsory for participants to wear their bibs over their costumes.
  • Please note, participants carrying props representing any form of arms, ammunition or weapons will be not be allowed to enter the venue premises, and of course not participate in the contest.
  • Participants can take part only in ONE of the two contest categories.
  • The winners of individual and group categories will be basis concept and creativity. The decision of judges on the number of winners declared shall be final and binding on all.
  • There will be no ties.