Hyderabad Runners Society announce the launch of the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Posted by: at 6/23/2017 02:52:00 am

Celebrated 10 years of Hyderabad Runners in promoting active lifestyles and running as the preferred form of fitness
Registration of nearly 10,000 have been completed and the registrations are fast filling and will close on 15th July
August 19 – 5K Run; August 20 – 10K, Half Marathon (21.1K) & Full Marathon (42.2K)
Specially designed finishers medal by Suhani Pittie, India’s leading jewellery designer.

Hyderabad, 23rd June, 2017: Hyderabad Runners Society and Bharti Airtel together with the Govt. of Telangana announced the launch of the 7th Edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. The Government is supporting the annual sporting event organized by the Hyderabad Runners Society, which celebrated its Ten years of promoting active lifestyles and promoting running as the preferred form of fitness activity.

The 2017 edition of this annual sporting extravaganza will be held on 19th & 20th August with active participation expected to be 20,000 runners from across the country and overseas. Considered to be among the leading & challenging city marathons in India, this sporting event also marks the beginning of the Marathon Season in India and aims to bring the 426 years old historic city of Hyderabad alive!!

Shri.K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT, Commerce & Industries, Mines & Geology, MA & UD and NRI Affairs - Govt. of Telangana, Mr.Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Mr.Abhijeet Madnurkar, Race Director, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and Suhani Pittie, India’s Leading Jewellery Designer were present at the event.

As one of the most popular and highly rated marathons in India, returns for the seventh year, over 20,000 runners, health & fitness enthusiasts, volunteers, medical personnel, city officials and police will come together and energize this sporting extravaganza with a curtain raiser – 5K Run on Saturday August 19th and on Marathon Sunday - August 20th 2017, the 10K, Half Marathon (21.095 km) & Full Marathon (42.195 km) will take place.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Abhijeet Madnurkar, Race Director – Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, said, “As Hyderabad Runners celebrated 10 years of promoting running as a healthy lifestyle choice, we are extremely delighted to announce the 7th edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. We thank the Govt. of Telangana, our sponsors and partners for their constant patronage and support for the largest annual sporting & social event in Hyderabad. In this Seventh edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, our focus first and foremost is on increasing runner safety and offering world class race amenities. Additionally, we are planning for a vibrant and elaborate entertainment all along the race route and a significant volunteer participation that will energize the city and enhance the overall runner experience. We also ask all Hyderabadis to come support & cheer the runners and be part of this massive city event.”

At the launch event, Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bharti Airtel said, “Airtel is proud to be associated with the 7th edition of the Hyderabad Marathon that resonates so well with the city and has become a key event on India’s sporting calendar. We invite enthusiasts from around the world to take part in this amazing experience and celebrate the joy of running.

Hyderabad Runners is also committed to support those in need leveraging the annual Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and help charities like Isha Foundation, Asha, My Choices Foundation, India literacy project, Humane Society,  Spoorthi Foundation, Devnar School for Blind, Help A Child, etc.,  to support the needy.  

Hyderabad Runners Society, the event organizer, aims to promote active lifestyles and promote running as the most preferred form of fitness activity. The Full and Half Marathon covering a distance of 42.195 kms and 21.095 kms will traverse the important landmarks in the city giving the runners a picturesque view of the Hussain Sagar Lake, IT & Knowledge hub of HiTec City & Gachibowli while spreading the healthy lifestyle theme among Hyderabad denizens.

Hyderabad Runners Society announce the launch of the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Hyderabad Runners Society announce the launch of the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Hyderabad Runners Society announce the launch of the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Hyderabad Runners Society announce the launch of the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Hyderabad Runners Society announce the launch of the 7th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

About Hyderabad Runners: 
Airtel Hyderabad Marathon has now become synonymous with many things which are Hyderabadi.  It owes the current status to the vision, passion and hard work of the members of Hyderabad Runners, the team that had introduced this mammoth racing extravaganza to the city of Hyderabad. Founded in 2007, a good four years before the Marathon began to run across Hyderabad, the group currently has over 4500 online members. The members dedicated its endeavour to inculcate community running culture in the city and roping in people from all walks of life. The baby steps covered shorter runs before the half and full marathons made their place on the map. Their mission is to promote active lifestyles amongst the public and make running as the preferred form of fitness activity in and around the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad.

About Bharti Airtel:
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 17 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed home broadband, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G, 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 372 million customers across its operations at the end of March 2017. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

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