Face of the marathon, SACHIN TENDULKAR to flag-off the event in the Capital City
Over 15,000 runners are all set to run the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018 on Sunday, February 25, 2018. The AIMS certified marathon will be flagged-off from the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium by none other than the cricketing legend and Face of the event, Sachin Tendulkar.
The IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon is the National Marathon Championship, as recognized by the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).The marathon will witness a stellar line-up of top Indian marathoners like Kheta Ram, Gopi T, Jitendra Singh Rawat, Monika Athare and Jyoti Singh Gawate. The IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon is also an ‘Inclusive run’, led by Indian Blade runner Major D. P. Singh, the event shall witness 25 wheelchair participants and para-athletes.
Registered participants will be collecting their Race Kits at the Expo which will be held on 23rd and 24th February 2018 at Gate No.1 of the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The winners of the 3rd edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon will be awarded prize money of Rs. 8 Lakhs across various categories.
Giving back to the community is what runners taking part in the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon will be supporting the NGO partner – Diksha Foundation. Diksha is a non-profit school in Palam Vihar, Gurgaon and Haryana, India, established to provide free and quality education to children from low-income families in the neighborhood. Around 50 kids from Diksha Foundation will be running the 5K Swacch Bharat Run.
With an aim to promote ‘zero food wastage’ the marathon has also associated with Robin Hood Army, a volunteer-based organization that works to get surplus food from restaurants to the less fortunate. The organizers have also teamed up with ‘Delhi Commission for Women’ who will be running to spread the message of ‘Strict punishment for child rapists’.
Karthik Raman, CMO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance who will be also running the Full Marathon said, “We are delighted to witness the growing response and enthusiasm that surrounds the 3rd edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon. The 15,000 registrations bear testimony to the fact that the nation is gradually moving towards a fitter tomorrow. With just four days to go and many miles to cover, I wish all the runners good luck for a terrific run!”
Nagaraj Adiga, Race Director said, “Delhi has responded magnificently to IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon 2018. The registration numbers have doubled as compared to last year. The certification of National Marathon by AFI and AIMS certification by International Distance Running Body is a matter of immense pride for us. Runners’ comfort has always been our top priority. To support and ensure a smooth and incident-free race we have made arrangements for top-notch medical and first aid facilities during and post run. With the IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi Marathon, the National Marathon Circuit will come a full circle and we are confident that the runners will have a good time.