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Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor Announces X Edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon

This time, Boxing legend Mary Kom unveiled ‘Run for Happy schools’ theme for BMM

·       The run will take place on December 10, 2016, at KTPO, Whitefield, Bangalore
·       Key events include Full Marathon, Ola Half Marathon, Open 10k Run, 5K IT City Fun Run, Airbus Corporate Relay, Community Relay
·       Pet-a-thon will be held on  27 November 2016
·       The winners purse this year will be Rs. 12 lakhs

India 22 November 2016: Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor recently on 15th November 2016, announced the much-awaited X edition of the only midnight marathon in India, the ‘Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2016’ (BMM) which stands testament to the undying spirit of Bangalore. The Race is scheduled on December 10, 2016 at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO) venue in Whitefield.

Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor Announces X Edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon

Boxing legend Mary Kom, was announced as the Event Ambassador for the X edition of BMM 2016.  In the Press Meet, held to announce the event, Mary unveiled the theme for this year “Run for Happy Schools”. The funds raised from BMM will be used for the infrstructure development, education and hygiene of 7 government schools, impacting more than 4000 students.

The online registration for the individual events of BMM 2016 is open and participants can register online by logging onto The key events on December 10 – 11, 2016 will include Full Marathon, Ola Half Marathon, Open 10k Run, and 5k IT City Fun Run. Pet-a-thon will be held on November 27, 2016.
·      Online Registrations for the Half and Full Marathon, as well as the Open 10k Run will close at midnight on December 05, 2016
·      Online Registration for 5k IT City Fun Run will close at midnight on December 9, 2016
·      Spot registrations for the 5k run will extend till 6pm of 10 December 2016, at the venue, KTPO.
Livebands, food stalls and a flea market selling curio items from across the country will entertain visitors and runners alike through the night.

The key partners associated with the BMM 2016 include Ola as ‘Ride Partner’, who are also the sponsors of the Half Marathon, Sakra World Hospital as the ‘Healthcare Partner’, Airbus as the ‘Corporate Relay Sponsor’, Harman as ‘Connected Technology Partner’, Gatorade as the ‘Official Sports Drink Partner’ Bisleri as ‘Hydration Partner’, and KTPO as the ‘Venue Partner’. This year Meraki Sport and Entertainment is on board as the ‘Official Marketing Partner’ of BMM. 

Bengaluru Midnight Marathon is a Member of Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS-IAAF). AIMS is a member based organization of more than 380 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 100 countries & territories and they work with IAAF on all matters relating to international races. The IAAF acts as a world governing authority for a competition programme, for standardised technical equipment and for a list of official world records. The AIMS- IAAF certification has put BMM on the global map of internationally recognized marathons.

Shri Vimal Sharma, President, RBITC, 2016-2017 said “Charity begins at home, and RBITC is proud to partner with local communities in Whitefield and outer lying areas to support projects for the betterment of our living spaces and society. With the funds raised through BMM 2016, RBITC aims to expand the scope of charity projects to promote a cleaner environment and foster healthy living, leading to happy citizenry.” He also highlighted the various charity projects that the Trust had fulfilled over the last year as well as the upcoming future projects. In the last ten years of its existence, RBITC has engaged in various social initiatives and community Service Projects in and around Bengaluru:

1. Adoption of 7 Government Schools: RBITC has been working with the management of 7 Schools (with over 4,000 students) for interventions at multiple levels – infrastructure, science & computer labs, potable drinking water, upgrading toilet facilities, library & books, teachers’ training, conducting classes through volunteers.

2. Integrated Village Development: RBITC has adopted a village near Hoskote (B. Thimmasandra) for “Integrated Village Development”. This will involve interventions in the areas of healthcare, education, water, sanitation, livelihood and skill development. RBITC have already conducted a medical camp for all the residents (108 families) of the village. It intends to extend this over 9 additional villages in the district.

3. Healthcare: In partnership with Sakra World Hospital and Sankara Eye Hospital, RBITC plans to make a difference to over 500 underprivileged bread winners in a family.

Medical Partner – Sakra World Hospital

Sakra World Hospital has been privileged to be the Medical Partner of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon (BMM) for the last few years. As a responsible healthcare entity, we have worked hard with the organizers to ensure the safety of participants and their supporters during the event. We will strive to do the same this year as well. The BMM will also see a large number of our doctors and paramedical staff as participants in the various competitive races. Sakra World Hospital has always promoted community health initiatives and the BMM finds a place in our list of ‘special initiatives’ every year.

The BMM team of Sakra World Hospital will comprise of the very competent Emergency Department, which was instrumental in saving lives during the recent building crash in Bellandur, and a full-fledged Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Department, which has helped many sports people get back to their passion quickly. The total strength of the team servicing this event would be around 60 trained professionals. The team will be led by Dr Satish Rudrappa, Director – Skull Base Surgery, Department of Neurosciences, Sakra World Hospital.

Supporting Quotes
Boxing legend, Mary Kom on her association with BMM 2016 said, “I feel extremely proud to be associated with the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon. With the distinction of being the only midnight marathon in the country, it is not only providing a platform for the runners but is also creating a sense of social responsibility among the people. Through the ‘Run for Happy Schools’ theme, Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor is taking the objective of creating a bright future for the young students of our country to the next level. They are the future of India and this initiative would go a long way to provide them with the right platform for realising their dreams. I wish them all the good luck and hope to see it as one of the most acclaimed marathons in the world.”

Sharing his views, Gul Muhammed Akbar, Race Director for BMM 2016, “I am extremely pleased to announce that the BMM is now accredited by the prestigious AIMS – IAAF body which governs races and marathons across the globe. With every year, BMM has only become bigger and better. And now with the certification and support of all, it is sure to become one among the key marathons on the calendar for both runners and participants alike.”

Raghuvesh Sarup, CMO & Head of Categories, Ola said, “We are thrilled to be associated with the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon, an event which has seen tremendous participation from citizens over the years. Given the scale of the event, seamless mobility is of one of the critical elements for its success. Our range of mobility solutions as well as custom solutions will be available to support  this event. Additionally, we are also encouraging our users to participate in this marathon and making participation fun and engaging”

Pradeep Chaudhry, Country Manager, HARMAN India said, “HARMAN takes immense pride in partnering with Bangalore Midnight Marathon for the second consecutive year. A daily fitness regime keeps our health under check and this is extremely necessary given the sedentary lives that we are leading.  At HARMAN, we strive hard to ensure a healthy lifestyle is maintained by our employees and BMM is a great way of engaging and bringing together HARMANites to promote healthy living. Let the run for healthy living begin!”  

BMM 2016 Events and Schedule on Race Day

Dec 10, 2016
Community Relay
5x1 km each
5:30 pm
Dec 10, 2016
IT City Fun Run
5 kms
8:00 pm
Dec 10, 2016
Open 10K Run
10 kms
10:00 pm
Dec 10/11, 2016
Ola Half Marathon
21.098 kms
12:00 midnight
Dec10/11 , 2016
Full Marathon
42.195 kms
12:00 midnight
Dec 11, 2016
Airbus Corporate Relay
8 x 5kms each
12.15 am