Reeth Abraham, Nisha Millet, Najib Aga and Ashwini Nachappa at the Announcement of SP Bengaluru Marathon 2018
Reeth Abraham, Nisha Millet, Najib Aga and Ashwini Nachappa at the Announcement of SP Bengaluru Marathon 2018




Bengaluru: After the resounding success of previous four editions, Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon once again beckons the citizens of the city with yet another exhilarating edition of the marathon. The run is to be held on 21stOctober 2018 at Kanteerava Stadium and flagged-off at 4:15am, and will be a green run in complete meaning, with zero use of plastic and flex throughout the event.

The marathon aims to attract more than 16,000 runners with people from all strata of the society having a platform to showcase their talent. There are 200 visually impaired runners also gearing up for the race and out of that 15 are being trained to run the 42K Marathon. 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 fifth edition of the marathon was formally announced during a curtain raiser press conference in the city, in the presence of Mr Rajendra Kataria (Secretary to Government – Commerce & Industries) and accomplished athletes like Najeeb Aga, Nisha Millet, Dr Malathi Holla, and Ms Ashwini Nachappa. The marathon will have four different categories – the marathon of 42.195 km, the half marathon of 21.1 km, 5K Timed Run and the 5K Hope Run.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr M. Murali, Managing Director, Shriram Properties said, “As Bengaluru’s leading real estate company, we are not only committed to delivering lifestyle spaces but also committed to influencing the life style of people where fitness plays an important role and pledge to make Bengaluru a healthy 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.”

Addressing the media, Mr. Nagaraj Adiga, CMD – NEB Sports Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. said, “SPBM enters its 5th Edition and this was possible only because the support of the running communities in Bangalore. We are proud to be following the Green Initiative completely, with no use use of flex too, this year. SPBM has also been an all-inclusive event witnessing participation from visually impaired runners, specially-abled and wheelchair athletes, and HIV+ patients. The idea was to help people adapt a healthy lifestyle and provide a platform for all the deserving sportspersons to showcase their talent, and we are glad to be able to constantly do that.”

Ms Reeth Abraham, Arjuna Awardee & Brand Ambassador, Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon added to it “It is not the will to win that matters, everyone has that… it is the will to prepare to win that matters. It is fabulous to see the numbers increase each year, and people making conscious efforts to adapt running as a healthy lifestyle”.

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. 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 and ET Now presents real estate awards 2017 for being the best developer. 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 has completed 10 years of Sports Event Management across Athletics, Badminton, and Golf. NEB organises big banner events such as Shriram Properties Bengaluru Marathon, IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon, IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, City 10K Challenge, Stadium Runs, and Ultra Marathons. 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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