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Hyderabad Runners & Govt. of Telangana announce the launch of the 6th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

Hyderabad Runners & Govt. of Telangana announce the launch of the 6th Edition of
Airtel Hyderabad Marathon

o   Celebrating the 10th year of Hyderabad Runners in promoting Running as a healthy lifestyle choice                                                                      
o   Total number of registered participants: 16,000                                                       
o   August 27 – 5K Run; August 28 – 10K, Half Marathon (21.1K) & Full Marathon (42.2K)

Hyderabad Runners Society and Bharti Airtel together with the Govt. of Telangana announced the launch of the 6th Edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. The Government is supporting the annual sporting event organized by the Hyderabad Runners Society, which is celebrating its 10th year of promoting healthy lifestyles with running.

The 2016 edition of this annual sporting extravaganza will be held on 27th & 28th August with active participation expected to be 16,000 runners. Considered to be among the leading & toughest city marathons in India, this sporting event also marks the beginning of the Marathon Season in India and aims to bring the 425 year old historic city of Hyderabad alive!!

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

As one of the most popular and highly rated marathons in India, returns for the sixth year, over 19,000 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 27th and on Marathon Sunday - August 28th 2016, the 10K, Half Marathon (21.095 km) & Full Marathon (42.195 km) will take place.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Murali Nannapaneni, Race Director – Airtel Hyderabad Marathonsaid, “As Hyderabad Runners celebrates the 10th year of promoting running as a healthy lifestyle choice, we are extremely delighted to announce the 6th 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 sixth edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, our focus first and foremost is on increasing runner safety & 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.”

Announcing the registrations open, Mr. Venkatesh Vijayraghavan, Chief Executive Officer, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, Bharti Airtel said, “We are proud to be partnering with the city’s annual flagship running event for the 6th year. Airtel Hyderabad Marathon has created a world-class sporting extravaganza by connecting runners, communities and people at large through the transformative power of sports for the last five editions. The marathon is a personal journey for everyone who participates and it’s inspiring to see citizens of the city of Hyderabad embrace this event as an annual carnival. We encourage everyone to be a part of this mega event as participants or as cheer groups and lead the participation drive among family and friends”.

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, Artificial Limb Foundation of India, Spoorthi Foundation, Svechha Foundation, Devnar School for Blind, Help A Child to 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 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.  

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 around 3600 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 20 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 DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. 

In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 361 million customers across its operations at the end of May 2016. 

To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

For further information please contact:  
Shankar Chelluri – 99490 93501 – chelluri.shankar@gmail.com

Samuel Sudhakar – 98850 58800 – gs.sudhakarrao@gmail.com
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