Govt. of Telangana joins Hyderabad Runners to support Airtel Hyderabad Marathon to be held on 30th August

Govt. of Telangana joins Hyderabad Runners to support Airtel Hyderabad Marathon to be held on 30th August

Hyderabad, 25th August 2015: Hyderabad Runners Society and Bharti Airtel today announced their association with Digital Telangana, an initiative of Govt of Telangana for 5th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. The Government is keen to support the annual sporting event being organized by Hyderabad Runners Society. The 2015 leg of this annual sporting extravaganza will be held on 30th August and participation from 14,000 runners is expected. Considered to be among the leading city marathons in India, this sporting event also marks the beginning of the Marathon Week and aims to bring the 425 year old historic city of Hyderabad alive.

Shri. Jayesh Ranjan, Secretary, Information Technology, Electronics & Communications Department - Govt. of Telangana, Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Dr. Murali Nannapaneni, Race Director, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon & Actor Rana Daggubati were present at the event.

As one of the best and highly rated marathon events in India returns for the fifth year, 14,000 runners, health & fitness enthusiasts, volunteers, medical personnel and police join this sporting extravaganza for curtain raiser – 3K & 5K run on August 29th and 10K, Half Marathon (21.095 kms) & Full Marathon (42.195) on August 30th 2015.

For the second time in a row, there will be a 36 hours run by Mr. Arun Bhardwaj on treadmill. An ultramarathon runner, Bhardwaj became the first Indian to win a 567km six-day race at Hekpoort in South Africa in 2010. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Murali Nannapaneni, Race Director – Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, said, “We are extremely delighted to announce the association with Govt. of Telangana for 5th edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. We thank all our sponsors and partners for extending their support for the largest sporting & social event in Hyderabad. In this edition, we have focused on significantly increasing runner safety & amenities, course entertainment and volunteers, as well as the overall experience. We would request to the people of Hyderabad to come and support / cheer runners and be a part of such a massive event.”

Speaking at the launch, Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel - Andhra Pradesh & Telangana said, “Airtel Hyderabad Marathon has moved on from being just a sporting event to being the city’s most anticipated festival. Over the last 5 years, we have been happy to lend our unstinted support to this movement and help it grow into one of the city’s and the country’s favorite marathons. We are just 5 days away from experiencing the adventure, magic and joy of yet another AHM. We encourage the citizens of Hyderabad to come out in large numbers to cheer and go the distance.” 

Sponsors are: Digital Telangana - Associate Sponsor, Daikin India - Cooling Partner, State Bank of Hyderabad - Banking Partner, Kinley - Hydration Partner, Nise Gel - Pain Relief Partner, Lemon Tree Hotels - Hospitality Partner, Care Hospitals - Medical Partner, Performax - Sports Partner, Red FM 93.5 - Radio Partner, Eventjini - Events Registration Partner, Core Fitness Station - Fitness Partner, Pragati Offset Printers - Print Partner, Seal Infotech, Reitz India, ITC Paperboards, Dabur and Hyderabad Inflatables.

The Government institutions that are supporting include: GHMC, HMDA, Hyderabad and Cyberabad Police, University Of Hyderabad, Sports Authority of Telangana State. It is also supported by: GHAC - Great Hyderabad Adventure Club, Yo Grad, Waste Warriors, Vowels, Vitamin E.

Hyderabad Runners is committed to support those in need leveraging the annual Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. We expect to raise substantial amount of money towards charities like Isha Vidhya, Waste Warriors, Asha, and Desire Society. Soles for Souls and support the needy.   

Hyderabad Runners, the event organizer, aims to promote running as the preferred form of fitness to achieve active & healthy lifestyle. The Full and Half Marathon covering a distance of 42.195 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.

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