Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon Inaugural to Happen on December 9

Entertainment | December 7, 2018 | Press Release

Bajaj Allianz

Pune city seems to be all set for the inaugural Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon (PHM), scheduled on December 9, 2018. Punekars and others around the country have been training hard for this day, along with Run S.M.A.R.T. Project to make the event the only long-distance race in the country to provide individualised training for it. Celebrities, other dignitaries and citizens have joined hands to promote “wellness”, the central theme for the event. The police department and the city’s municipality have their blueprint in place to ensure a hassle-free run for everyone on Sunday. 

Bajaj Allianz PHM is also among the few Athletics Federation of India (AFI) approved races, and the racecourse is certified by AIMS, therefore making the timing certificate meet requirements of other major races.

“The idea of Commissioner’s Cup and Mayor’s Cup is to promote the concept of wellness within the police and the municipality departments. It’s also to recognise and acknowledge their massive contribution in the smooth functioning of our society. How about we sit in the audience for once and cheer for the authorities responsible for the city’s smooth functioning?” said Vikas Singh, CEO, APG Running, the organisers for the event.

Speaking at making Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon a success, Mr. Chandramohan Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, Bajaj Allianz, said, “An overwhelming response received to the inaugural edition of Bajaj Allianz Half Marathon is in line with our objective to fuel an inclusive fitness movement. We wish participants a memorable running experience and a happy start to sustained fitness routine even after the event.”

The programs are designed by Dr. Jack Daniels, popularly known as World's Best Running Coach, from The RUN S.M.A.R.T Project. Dr. Daniels had personally addressed the participants in India and unveiled the event in the month of October. Ryan Hall, the legendary American long-distance runner, is the brand ambassador for the event. He will be present at the event along with his wife, Sara, another champion runner from United States of America. Mandira Bedi will host the marathon.

With ‘wellness’ as its central theme, the inaugural Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon is all set to be held on December 9, 2018.

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