More than 5000 Entries Received for The Wipro Chennai Marathon
Registrations for The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2013 are Now Underway and Fast Filling Up Online registrations can be accessed by visiting www.thewiprochennaimarathon.com
Open registrations close on 6th October 2013
Registrations through Charity close on 6th November 2013
Chennai, India - The second edition of The Wipro Chennai Marathon (TWCM) scheduled for December 1 2013, is poised to surpass the success of the inaugural edition if the registrations are anything to go by. With more than 5000 entries received so far, all indications are for another successful marathon. With this edition of the race, TWCM establishes itself as a permanent fixture in the city – to be held on the first Sunday in December every year. Over 10,000 runners are expected to participate this year, adding a unique dimension to Chennai’s famed December cultural calendar! This year too, TWCM has some great brands on board as sponsors including, The Westin, Chennai Super Kings, Adidas, Apollo and MMRF Reality and Infrastructure. The Wipro Chennai Marathon has been recognized as an official event by the Tamil Nadu Athletic Association.
TWCM is powered by the Chennai Runners, a passionate group that has been promoting running in Chennai over the past 7 years. Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), the leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company will continue as the title and technology sponsor. United Way returns as the Charity Partner and Apollo Hospitals as the wellness partner for this event. Chennai Runners will be working with Show Space Events this year to bring a world class running event right to your doorstep.
Speaking on the occasion Shahid Kandrikar, Race Director, Chennai Marathon said, “Last year we hosted one of the best running events in the city of Chennai. Our group of running enthusiasts is ecstatic about the positive feedback from the participants of the 2012 run, and we are hoping to exceed everyone’s expectations with a stellar event in 2013. Running is more than a sport - to many of us it is a way of life. We look forward to sharing our passion for running and healthy living with all of you through this, our flagship event”
Prakash S N, Regional Business Head, Client Relationship Group, Wipro, said, “We are excited to be associated with the Wipro Chennai Marathon for the second year now in a row. This partnership gives us the perfect platform to engage with our employees, customers and the community. Marathons require grit, commitment and an unflinching intensity to win. It is the same indomitable spirit that drives every aspect of our business. Join us as we once again celebrate the common passion for running.”
Some of the other sponsors of this marathon include, Cardia Olive Oil as Healthy Diet Partner, Maverick as Gym Partner, and Sulekha.com as Online Partner.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of “Business through Technology” - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner’s approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 57 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
About Chennai Runners
The Chennai Runners group is a running club founded in 2006, based out of Chennai India. The club has grown steadily over the years – currently encompassing nearly 2000 active members from all across the city. Apart from organizing informal runs on a daily and weekly basis, the group has been instrumental in bringing and hosting various running events in Chennai over the years. The group has inspired innumerable first-time runners to make healthy exercise an integral part of their lives; and provided the impetus for several other running clubs in Chennai as well.
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