Image 1 - Unveiling T-shirt_SPBM 2017
Chief Guests unveiling the T-shirt during the curtain raiser press conference of Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon 2017 [L-R: Mr. Nagaraj Adiga, Race Director; Ms. Ashwini Nachappa, Vice President, Karnataka Athletics Association and former International athlete; Mr. M Murali, Managing Director, Shriram Properties; Ms. Malathi Holla. International para athlete and Arjuna Awardee; Mr. B N S Reddy, IPS (Karnataka), IGP & Director, KSRTC and Ms. Reeth Abraham, Brand Ambassador – SPBM, International athlete and Arjuna Awardee]



Bangalore: After the resounding success of previous three editions, Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon once again beckons the citizens of the city with yet another exhilarating edition of the marathon, touted as the ‘City Run’. The marathon aims to attract more than 14,000 runners across all age groups. This run is AIMS (Association of International Marathons) certified which ensures the distance is measured by a certified official for accuracy for the full and half marathon.
The fourth edition of the marathon was formally announced during a curtain raiser press conference in the city, in the presence of accomplished athletes. The marathon will have three different categories – the full marathon of 42.195 km, the half marathon of 21.1 km and the 5K Hope Run.
Unveiling the route map for the event, Mr. B N S Reddy, IPS (Karnataka), IGP & Director, KSRTC said, “India needs to foster a culture of sports, fitness and health among the country’s young and old alike, and it’s initiatives like these that will go a long way in achieving this objective. Events like Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon give the community a fun approach to health and fitness.”
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. M Murali, Managing Director, Shriram Properties said, “Bangalore needs a marathon which they can call their own, and Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon is dedicated to Bangaloreans, which they can proudly call Namma Marathon. We are happy to encourage and propagate good health, healthy living and be the torchbearers of sensible living within the city.”
He further added, “We are a home-grown company, and have played an integral part in the development of this city over the last two decades and we focus on fitness among our employees as well as clients. Our association with Bengaluru Marathon is a step forward in that direction. With top PE funds supporting us, we are now all set to expand aggressively in Bangalore and Chennai. According to Prop Equity, Shriram Properties was amongst the top 3 developers by sales in Q1 in Bangalore.”
Addressing the media, Mr. Nagaraj Adiga, Race Director said, “We are delighted to see the response for the 4th edition of SPBM. In addition to race day, even the training runs have witnessed more participation. Runner’s health and comfort has always been our primary focus and will continue to be so. The event has become a part of every running enthusiast’s annual calendar. The City Run, as we would like to call it, will give the citizens of this city a sense of pride and encourage them to participate in large numbers. I sincerely thank our sponsors – Shriram Properties, Adidas and Titan for their support over the years.”
Highlighting the importance of running, Ms. Reeth Abraham, Brand Ambassador, Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon and Arjuna Awardee said, “To be associated with this prestigious event gives me enormous pride and a sense of responsibility. Being an athlete I understand the need to remain fit and healthy in order to stay competitive. I truly wish that Bengalureans will come out in large numbers and cheer the runners making it a community event rather than just a sports event”
The USP of the run would be hot breakfast for all the participants and eco-friendly practices. The event will have reusable cutlery for water and food. During the last year’s event, there were dedicated team which ensured zero waste by not using plastic covers for T-shirts and medals. The runners came up with the donation of used shoes in good condition, to the needy. This year too, the focus will be on minimal usage of plastic and paper. The runners and organizers, together, will give their best to keep the city clean during and after the race.
About Shriram Properties
Shriram Properties, the property development arm of the Rs 90,000 crores financial giant Shriram Group, Chennai, is a multi-crore company with nearly Rs 25,000 crores business across the country. The company has so far delivered over 15 million square feet of residential and commercial built up space across the country and has another around 60 million square feet is under various stages of development.
Shriram properties have raised till date, PE investments of about US$ 460 million from investors at entity level as well as projects level being largely residential. They have 15 million square feet completed and delivered projects, and 25-30 projects comprising of 60 million square feet area that are currently under development. Shriram Properties has won the prestigious Assocham Award (Associated chamber of commerce and Industry) in three consecutive years from 2013 to 2015, for being the Best Developer in Southern region. The company has also won awards for being the Best Realty Investment Partner in India and the Most Transparent Developer in Southern region.
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NEB Sports is completing 10 years of Sports Event Management across Athletics, Badminton, Golf and Chess. NEB organizes big banner events such as Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon, IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon and NIDJAM. NEB works closely with the Atheltics Federation of India and Local Sports bodies to encourage rural talent and facilite training. Focus of the events is to provide a good experience to participants and encourage people to adapt a fit and healthy lifestyle.

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