Run to be Fit, Run to BEneFIT: 11th edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2017 concludes .

Bengaluru, December 16th, 2017: Under flood lights and a chilly winter weather, Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor successfully hosted the 11th edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon at KTPO, Whitefield. The annual Marathon, conducted as the main fund-raiser event for RBITC's various social service projects, witnessed over 10,000 participants from more than 18 countries and 20 states in India. The Full Marathon will be flagged off at 12:00 midnight and RBL HALF MARATHON at 12:15 AM. The HPCL community relay took place at 5PM with two sets of enthusiastic teen runners. Besides this Mr. Gul Mahomed Akbar, Race Director, BMM also flagged off the young runners for the 5k run at 7:30PM. The Bengaluru Midnight Marathon, a member of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS-IAAF) saw a large number of enthusiastic participants spread across 6 races. Drumbeats and loud cheering filled the air with enthralling energy and entertainment, as the marathon had performances from live bands – Rock Paper & Scissors, Pineapple Express and Raqeeb, food stalls and a flea market selling curio items from across the country for visitors and runners alike through the night.

The main highlight of the BMM 2017 was introduction of a motorcycle-based“First-Responder” Service. The service is introduced in pilot mode with twomotor-cycles at the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon on Dec 16 2017 and will bepiloted in the Outer Ring Road area for 90 days. The details of the plan,learnings and a scalable blueprint will subsequently be released to otherRotary Clubs and Hospitals to scale across the city.

 

The key partners associated with the BMM 2017 include Manipal ProLearn,Sakra World Hospital, RBL Bank, Airbus, JBL, Ola, Prestige, Akamai, Mfine, ID,Bisleri, Gatorade, HPCL and KTPO as the Venue Partner.

 

Event

Distance

Winners

Country

Timing

Community Relay

5x1 km

 

India

  N/A

Prestige IT City Fun Run – Men

5 Km.

Aryan Kamdar

India

N/A

Prestige IT City Fun Run – Women

5 Km.

Arya Hariharan

India

N/A

Akamai 10K Run – Men

 

10 Km.

Mikiyas (Open)

Dhanush

Ethopia

India

 

Akamai Open 10k Run – Women

10 Km.

Preenu Yadav

India

 

RBL Half Marathon – Men

21.098 Km.

 

 

 

RBL Half Marathon – Women

21.098 Km.

 

 

 

Full Marathon – Men

42.195 Km.

 

 

 

Full Marathon - Women

42.195 Km.

 

 

 

Airbus Corporate Relay

5 x 5.27 Km.

 

 

 

 

 

Supporting quotes:

“We are delighted with the turn-out and success of this year’s race. Asalways, we greatly appreciate the generous support of our Partners, all thevolunteers who helped us in a variety of ways, and our many service providers.It was a fun and memorable way to raise funds for a noble cause”

 

“We are thrilled to see such a result in the Bengaluru midnight marathon.This amazing fundraising result demonstrates how community involvement runsdeep in the heart of this city. I want to thank all those who made their runmore meaningful by giving back to their community through this marathon.” 

 


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