Hyderabad, India, July 23, 2015: Hyderabad Runners Society and Bharti Airtel today announced the 5th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. The 2015 leg of this annual event will be held on the 30th of August and expects to see participation of over 15,000 runners from across Hyderabad, other parts of India, and overseas. Online registrations open at http://www.marathonhyderabad.com/
At the grand occasion, Shri. K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for IT & Communications & Panchayat Raj – Govt. of Telangana, Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel Andhra Pradesh & Telangana & Dr. Murali Nannapaneni, Race Director, Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, unveiled the Official T-Shirt and Medal of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2015. As one of the best and highly rated marathon events in India returns for the fifth year, around 15,000 sports loving people, health enthusiasts will participate for this sporting spectacle on August 29th and 30th 2015. The Airtel Hyderabad Marathon is one of the flagship events in the “Happening Hyderabad” initiative promoted by the Govt. of Telangana to enhance Brand Hyderabad through business and cultural events.
Dr. Murali Nannapaneni, Race Director – Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, said, “We are extremely delighted to announce the 5th edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. With an objective of promoting running as the primary form of fitness, Hyderabad Runners Society has been successfully organising Airtel Hyderabad Marathon for the last four years and we are confident of enhancing Brand Hyderabad with this annual sporting spectacle that promotes active & healthy lifestyles.”
Speaking at the launch, Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Bharti Airtel Andhra Pradesh & Telangana said, “With Hyderabad growing as a thriving city in terms of culture, sports and all other facets of life, Airtel is proud to associate itself with the city’s biggest sporting event and present the fifth edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. Airtel along with Hyderabad Runners have created a world-class sporting extravaganza by connecting runners, communities and people at large through the transformative power of sports for the last four editions. We want to make the fifth edition of AHM 2015 bigger and better and look forward to participations from runners making this year’s edition an incredible success”.
Hyderabad Runners Society, the event organizer aims to promote an active lifestyle amongst the citizens and running as the preferred form of fitness activity 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 spreading the healthy lifestyle theme among denizens of Hyderabad. The Full Marathon of 42.2 Km, Half Marathon of 21.1 KM and 10K Run will be conducted on August 30th and there will be 3K & 5K Curtain Raiser Run on August 29th .
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