Bangalore: Running in India has been growing by leaps and bounds over the years and Bengaluru is one of the city that’s leading this change, rightly called the Running capital of India. This city run, with a route through historic and charming squares, parks and neighbourhood, is expected to attract more than 17,000 participants.
The 3rd edition of Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon will start from Kanteerava Stadium, and will run through the centre of the city including MG Road, Indiranagar and other places.
“The marathon has become a rage in just three years, and the registrations have increased over the years. The third edition is here with the starting line in front of one of Bengaluru’s beautiful landmarks. The edition promises yet another enthralling experience and we expect to see over 17,000 participants on Race Day – 16th October. We are looking forward to witnessing Bangalore come alive on the Race Day,” said Race Director Nagaraj Adiga.
In addition to the main race day, the event is an annual affair of several promotional and training runs and had grown popular among city’s serious runners.
The run is also billed as a green run, as the use of plastic during the event is completely banned.
The Managing Director of Shriram Properties, Mr. M Murali says, “We are happy to encourage good health and healthy environment. The success of the first two editions made Shriram Properties be proudly associated with the third edition as well. Looking forward to the big day.”
The marathon will have three different categories – the full marathon of 42 km, the half marathon of 21 km and the hope run of 5km.
Every participant will get a free T shirt.
Nisha Millet, the first ever Indian swimmer to qualify for the Olympics games, will be participating in the half marathon.