Tennis legend Boris Becker will be present during the third edition of the Kolkata 25K marathon which will take place here on December 18, a statement from the organisers said on Saturday.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly is the face of the event.
Becker, a former World No.1 in the men's singles category, said in a message that he is looking forward to the visit.
"This will be my first visit to Kolkata and India. I am really looking forward to it. I hope I will witness a huge congregation on the race day. It will be a colourful milieu united for one cause," the six time Grand Slam champion said.
The event includes five categories -- the 25K (Elite and Amateurs), Open 10K, Ananda Run (6km), Senior Citizen's Run (4km) and Champions with Disability (4km).