The 12th edition of the NMDC Hyderabad Marathon will celebrate the Nation’s resilience and a healthier India.
HYDERABAD, Aug 19 (The CONNECT) – Over 21,000 registered runners will participate in the 12th edition of NMDC Hyderabad Marathon to be held on August 26 and 27 which carries a total prize money of Rs 27 lakh in various categories.
The run, powered by IDFC FIRST Bank, will have thousands of outstation participants.
The Marathon’s finishers Medal was unveiled by Anjani Kumar Director General of Police, Telangana Amitava Mukherjee, Chairman and Managing Director (Addl Charge) & Director Finance, NMDC Ltd Nirish Lalan, Head Branch Banking South, IDFC FIRST Bank.
Anjani Kumar said, Hyderabad is competing with many cities globally on all fronts. Telangana is one of the top three states in India in per capita income. Mumbai is saturated. Hyderabad has a lot of scope to develop further “Police are very much part of the event, It is our event”, he said.
Amitava Mukherjee said This year is special, the nation has demonstrated unprecedented resilience in overcoming the pandemic and as a society have become more health conscious. “This edition of the Marathon will also celebrate our resilience and a healthier India,” he said.
The event days are August 26 and 27. The 5K- a curtain raiser will be held on 26th August at 7AM at Hitex. On 27th August the runs will be flagged-off as follows: Full Marathon at 4.30 AM, Half Marathon and 5.30 AM(from People Plaza, Necklace Road) & 10K Run at 6.30 AM from Hitex, Madhapur.
The marathon route will traverse the important landmarks in the city giving the runners a picturesque view of the Hussain Sagar Lake, Raj Bhavan Road, KBR Park, Jubilee Hills Road No. 45, Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge, Bio-diversity Junction, University of Hyderabad and finishes at Gachibowli Stadium, while spreading the healthy lifestyle theme among Hyderabad citizens.
The 10K Run will be starting from Hitex Grounds and will merge with the Half and Full Marathon route near IKEA Circle and will finish at Gachibowli Stadium.
This year, the number of participants has grown to about 21000 plus, coming from almost 30 states and UTs as well as international participation. Out of this number, 5000 are women. 500 from 14 NGOs are also participating. “We are eager to make them experience world-class race facilities on this AIMS-certified course,”he said.
It is going to be the green marathon. 250 volunteers are pressed into the service for the purpose of keeping it green as well as for recycling.
We are also proud to support runners from many NGOs, who are working with different underprivileged sections of society and have also facilitated fundraising for various Charity organizations
IN a statement later, Naarayan TV – Chief Marketing Officer – IDFC FIRST Bank, said “As the Associate Sponsor of the NMBC Hyderabad Marathon, IDFC FIRST Bank has an opportunity to connect with people in the dynamic city of Hyderabad. Participative sports have seen a growing interest in recent times, and being a part of this positive influence aligns with IDFC FIRST Bank’s philosophy of enabling social good in society. Through this partnership, we aim to promote the importance of a healthy lifestyle across all aspects – financial, physical and mental. We look forward to an event that is inspirational and promotes community building”