Run to BENEFIT is announced as the theme for the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2017

Bengaluru, Nov 9, 2017: Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor today raised the curtain on the much-awaited 11th edition of the only midnight marathon in India, the ‘Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2017’ (BMM) which stands testament to the undying spirit of Bengaluru. The race is scheduled on December 16-17, 2017 at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO) venue in Whitefield.

 Theimmensely talented and popular – Zaira Wasim, Debutant in ‘Dangal’,the ‘Secret Superstar’ has been announced as the Youth Ambassador forthe 11th edition of BMM 2017.  In the Press Meet, heldto announce the event, Zaira unveiled the theme for this year “Run toBEneFIT’”. The funds raised from BMM will be used for theinfrastructure development, education and hygiene of 7 government schools,impacting more than 4000 students. On the lines of Swachh Bharat, RBITC is alsoinvolved in Village development, ensuring 4 Villages are 100% toiletcompliant.  

The onlineregistration for the individual events of BMM 2017 is open and participants canregister online by logging ontohttp://www.midnightmarathon.in. The key events will include CommunityRelay, 5k IT City Fun Run, AIRBUS Corporate Relay, Open 10K Run, Full Marathon,and Half Marathon. Pet-a-thon will be held on November 26, 2017. 

·Registration for 10k Run, Half & Full Marathon will remain open till 11:59 pm on 10Dec, 2017

·Online Registrations for 5k IT City Fun Run close at Midnight on December 15, 2017. Registrations for the 5k Run can also be done at the EXPO (From 14-15 Dec. 2017) directly and at KTPO on Dec 16, 2017 until 4pm only.

·On the spot registrations for 5k IT City Fun Run will remain open from 9am to 4pm ONLY on Race Day i.e. December 16, 2017 at KTPO, Whitefield. 

Livebands,food stalls and a flea market selling curio items from across the country willentertain visitors and runners alike through the night. 

The keypartners associated with the BMM 2017 include, Manipal ProLearn as theAssociate Sponsor, Airbus as the ‘Corporate Relay Sponsor’, JBL as ‘SoundPartner’, Bisleri as ‘Hydration Partner’, SMOOR as the ‘True ChocolatesPartner’, Mfine as the ‘Digital Health Partner’, HPCL as the ‘Community RelaySponsor’, Gatorade as ‘Sports Drink Partner  

Bengaluru Midnight Marathonis a Member of Association of International Marathons and Distance Races(AIMS-IAAF). AIMS is a member based organization of more than 380 of theworld’s leading distance races, from over 100 countries & territories andthey work with IAAF on all matters relating to international races. The IAAFacts as a world governing authority for a competition programme, forstandardised technical equipment and for a list of official world records. TheAIMS- IAAF certification has put BMM on the global map of internationallyrecognized marathons. 

ShriSanjay Swamy, President, Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor, 2017-2018 said “We at Rotarybelieve in supporting causes very close to our hearts and support projects forthe betterment of our living spaces and society. The funds that are raisedthrough BMM 2017 would be used to to expand the scope of charity projects topromote a better living and cleaner environment.” He also highlighted thevarious charity projects that the Trust had fulfilled over the last year aswell as the upcoming future projects. In the last eleven years of itsexistence, Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor has engaged in various socialinitiatives and community Service Projects in and around Bengaluru. Bengaluru Midnight Marathonis being organised to reach out to the communities, encourage people’sparticipation and inculcate spirit of healthy lifestyle among them. 

Speakingabout her association with BMM 2017, Zaira Wasim said, “I amthrilled and happy to be a part of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon. Forthe past ten years it has been providing a platform for the runners andpromoting healthy lifestyle.  Through the ‘‘Run to BEneFIT theme,Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor is urging Bengalurians to promote health. I wishthem good luck and sincerely believe that the Bengaluru Midnight Marathonwill grow as one the most acclaimed Marathons worldwide.” 

GulMohamed Akbar, Race Director who is associated with BMM for the past 7 yearssaid, “With current lifestyle, stress, strains and pressures, many are unableto cope with their hectic schedules at work and the responsibilities at home.Added to that is the rat race for careers and insecurities at the work place.To survive this battle, stamina is a key ingredient and the value of goodhealth is of utmost importance. Therefore it is vital that you invest in yourwellness. Running is the simplest and most convenient method to build stamina,improve health and celebrate life.” 

BMM 2017Events and Schedule on Race Day:

Date

Event

Distance

Time

Dec 16, 2017

Community Relay

5x1 km each

06:00 PM

Dec 16, 2017

5k IT City Fun Run

5 kms

07:30 PM

Dec 16, 2017

AIRBUS Corporate Relay

8 Runners x 5 kms

09:45 PM

Dec 16, 2017

Open 10K Run

10 kms

10:00 pm

Dec16/17 , 2017

Full Marathon

42.195 kms

12:00 midnight

Dec 17, 2017

Half Marathon

21.0975 kms

12.15 am


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