Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday flagged off the half marathon, 'Vrukshathon' 2018, at the Gol Gumbaz, in Karnataka's Bijapur.
Gandhi is on a three-day visit to Karnataka that began on Saturday, ahead of the assembly elections in the state.
On the first day, he addressed a rally at Athani in Belgaum district, besides other events. Gandhi is due to address rallies in Bagalkot and Dharwad districts, during this visit.
This is Gandhi's second visit to Karnataka ahead of the polls.
In the first leg of his tour, he visited the districts of Bellary, Koppal, Raichur, Yadgir, Gulbarga, and Bidar he also stopped at several prominent local temples and religious centres.
Karnataka is expected to go to polls in April or May.