After a successful inaugural edition, IDBI Federal Life Insurance opened registrations for IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon to be held on Sunday, 20 August 2017. Approved by Athletics Federation of India (AFI), the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon will flag off opposite Mumbai High Court (Oval Maidan).
Registration for all four categories; 21.1K Half Marathon (Minimum Age – 18 as on 20th Aug 2017), 10K Timed Run (Minimum Age – 15 as on 20th Aug 2017), and 5K Heritage Run (Minimum Age – 10 as on 20th Aug 2017) is now open. Enthusiastic runners across the country can register online by logging on to http://www.mumbaihalfmarathon.com
IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon aims to promote distance running, and provides a platform for running talent in India. With this objective in mind, the marathon is open to Indian citizens only. Entry fee for the Half Marathon is Rs. 1350, Timed 10K is Rs 950 and the 5K Heritage Run is Rs 650.
To mark the commencing of registrations, an Inaugural Run/Promo Run took place at the Bandra Fort on April 16th. Various Promo Run’s and Training Run’s will take place in the upcoming months in Mumbai and Pune. The 24-hour Stadium Run will happen at University Stadium on June 11th.
Speaking on the announcement of the 2nd edition of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, Vighnesh Shahane, CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance said, “After the tremendous positive response we received last year, we are extremely excited to host the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon. This year we are looking to achieve a bigger and better turn-out. With the core motive of encouraging fitness and running in India, IDBI Federal Life Insurance, through this marathon, hopes to bring in all enthusiastic runners to participate and grace the event”
The ‘Face of the Mumbai Half Marathon’, Sachin Tendulkar, said “Initiatives such as marathons play a commendable role in getting people together for a common goal of creating a healthy nation. As I watched thousands run towards a healthy lifestyle in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon last year, I had no doubt in my mind that we were moving towards a positive India with healthier, happier and fitter people. I am looking forward to witness the same vibrancy in this year’s edition as well and anticipate Mumbai improves on its own record.”
Nagaraj Adiga, Race Director for IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, said, “We are proud to announce the second edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, with Sachin returning as the face of the marathon. This year we hope to challenge and explore potentials of runners. We want every participant to complete the marathon successfully; with the Promo Run and Training Run in the upcoming months, we are certain they will have a successful race day”
Bharat Ratna awardee, Sachin Tendulkar will not only grace the event with his presence but will be seen motivating the runners on the race day. He will continue to be the face of the event for IDBI Federal Life Insurance Marathons in New Delhi and Kolkata.