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  • 10th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2021 to be held on 19th December, Sunday

    Published on December 15, 2021

    Over 6000 participants to take part in the races of 10K, Half Marathon and Marathon

    • Airtel Hyderabad Marathon is back again, after the covid-break in the year 2020
    • Airtel Hyderabad Marathon is now a hybrid running event consisting of physical and virtual participants
    • 6000+ registered participants across 3 run categories to participate on 19-Dec-2021, Sunday
    • December 19 – 10K, Half Marathon (21.1K) & Full Marathon (42.2K)
    • Airtel Hyderabad Marathon Course is  AIMS certified (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races)
    • Finisher’s Medal was unveiled
    • COVID vaccination certificate (both doses) or an RT-PCR Negative report is required to collect the BIB and participate in the event & COVID appropriate behaviour and precautions are taken throughout the event

    Hyderabad : Hyderabad Runners Society and Bharti Airtel together with the Govt. of Telangana announced the 10th edition of the annual Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2021 will have over 6000 registered participants. With hundreds of outstation participants coming to run in this prestigious City Marathon, the annual sporting extravaganza is gaining massive appeal among serious and amateur runners across India and overseas. Hyderabad Runners Society, the event organizer, aims to promote running as the preferred form of fitness activity for an active lifestyle.

    Hyderabad Runners Society has always been supportive of top rate NGOs to raise awareness about social causes and funding in 2021 leveraging the annual marque event –Airtel Hyderabad Marathon.The finishers Medal was unveiled by Sri Anjani Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad City, Sri Stephen Raveendra, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Cyberabad and Mr. Avneet Singh Puri, CEO, Bharti Airtel Ltd Andhra Pradesh &Telangana.

    Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prashant Morparia, Race Director – Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, said, “We are extremely delighted to announce the 10th edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon which will see some additional features this year. We thank the Govt. of Telangana, our sponsors and partners for their constant patronage and support for the largest annual sporting event in Hyderabad. In this 10th edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon, which has an IAAF/AIIMS certified course, our focus first and foremost is on increasing runner safety and offering world class race amenities. Covid safety protocols will be followed by the volunteers as well as the organizing team during the entire conduct of the Marathon. We encourage Hyderabad citizens to come support & cheer the runners and be part of this massive city event.”

    Avneet Singh Puri, CEO, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Bharti Airtel Ltd. said, This encouraging event has been proudly backed by Airtel from the very start in the year 2011. From supporting the enthusiastic runners to the amazing organizing Team and lining the route year-on-year to cheer on family members and friends, we’ve seen the event grow into the country’s second largest marathon. Every year we are truly grateful to all those who return to show their support and take part again. We look forward to building on the last ten years to continue to make Airtel Hyderabad Marathon a bigger and better event. We would like to extend our gratitude to the Government of Telangana for their support to have helped to bring the event back to the scenic streets of Hyderabad. Wishing everyone a happy and joyful run.

    As one of the most popular and highly rated marathons in India, returns for the 10th year, over 6000 runners, health & fitness enthusiasts, volunteers, medical personnel, city officials and police will come together and energize this sporting extravaganza Marathon Sunday – December 19 2021, the 10K, Half Marathon (21.095 km) & Full Marathon (42.195 km) will take place. The marathon route will traverse the important landmarks in the city giving the runners a picturesque view of the Hussain Sagar Lake, Raj Bhavan Road, KBR Park, Jubilee Hills Road No. 45 and Durgam Cheruvu Cable Bridge, Bio diversity Junction and finishes at Gachibowli Stadium, while spreading the healthy lifestyle theme among Hyderabad denizens. The 10K Run will be starting from Hitex Grounds and will merge with the Half and Full Marathon route near IKEA Circle and will finish at Gachibowli Stadium. The runs will be flagged-off as follows: Full Marathon at 5am, Half Marathon at 6am (from People Plaza, Necklace Road) & 10K Run at 7am from Hitex, Madhapur.

    Over 1500 runners have completed their 5k Fun Run on 12-Dec-2021 which was conducted on University of Hyderabad Campus, as part of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon curtain-raiser event.

    Hyderabad Runners is keen to encourage maximum citizen participation & make running the Marathon a fun-filled event with a lot of entertainment & music bands. Cheering zones  are being arranged the entire route of the Marathon for spectators to watch and cheer runners & encourage citizens to join the largest community city event in Hyderabad. The prize money for the 10th edition is Rs.15lakhs Lacs for the winners in Elite | Male | Female category in the Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K Run Categories.

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