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Hyderabad Runners Society Unveil NMDC Hyderabad Marathon 2022 Finishers Medal Powered by IDFC FIRST Bank

Races will be posted as follows: Full Marathon at 5:00am, Half Marathon at 6:00am (from People Plaza, Necklace Road) and 10K Run at 7:00am from Hitex, Madhapur.

As one of the most popular and top rated marathons in India, returns for the 11th year, over 16,000 runners, health and fitness enthusiasts, volunteers, medical staff, city officials and police officers will come together and energize this extravagant sports marathon from Sunday to August. 28 2022, when the 10 km, half marathon (21.095 km) and full marathon (42.195 km) races will take place. The marathon route will cross the prominent landmarks of the city, providing runners with picturesque views of Hussain Sagar Lake, Raj Bhavan Road, KBR Park, Jubilee Hills Road No. 45 and DurgamCheruvu Cable Bridge, Bio-diversity Junction and se ends at the Gachibowli stadium. , while spreading the theme of healthy lifestyle among the people of Hyderabad. The 10K race will start from Hitex Grounds and merge with the half marathon and full marathon course near IKEA Circle and finish at Gachibowli Stadium.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Prashant Morparia, Race Director – NMDC Hyderabad Marathon said, “We are extremely excited to announce the 11th edition of NMDC Hyderabad Marathon powered by IDFC FIRST Bank which will see some additional features this year. We thank the Govt. of Telangana, our sponsors and partners for their continued patronage and support of the biggest annual sporting event in Hyderabad. In this 11th edition of the NMDC Hyderabad Marathon, which has an IAAF/AIIMS certified course, our main objective is to increase the safety of the runners and to offer world-class running equipment. Covid security protocols will be followed by volunteers as well as the organizing team throughout the course of the marathon. We encourage the citizens of Hyderabad to come out and support and cheer on the runners and be part of this massive urban event.

This encouraging event was proudly supported by NMDC and IDFC FIRST Bank. From supporting the enthusiastic runners to the incredible organizing team and walking the course year after year to cheer on family members and friends, we’ve seen the event become the second largest marathon from the country. Every year we are truly grateful to everyone who returns to show their support and participate again. We look forward to building on the past ten years to continue making the NMDC Hyderabad Marathon powered by IDFC FIRST Bank a bigger and better event. We would like to express our gratitude to the government of Telangana for their support which helped bring the event back to the picturesque streets of Hyderabad. I wish everyone a happy and joyful race.

Naarayan TV, Marketing Director, IDFC FIRST Bank, said, “It is a privilege for IDFC FIRST Bank to be associated with the NMDC Hyderabad Marathon, one of the most prestigious marathons in India. It underscores our commitment to positively impact the lives of millions of people. As the bustling city of Hyderabad opens its heart to welcome runners of all ages, we look forward to sharing the joy of making this event special. To make the marathon more meaningful for runners, today we’re announcing our commitment to contributing to social causes. IDFC FIRST Bank will contribute Rs.1000 on behalf of each participant who completes the full marathon in 4 hours, the half marathon in 2 hours and the 10km run in one hour. If the eligible participant is an IDFC FIRST Bank customer, we will double the contribution to Rs. 2000. Each participant who qualifies will not only experience the joy of running, but also empower others, enabling their #JourneyToTheStart.”

The commitment will be fulfilled as part of IDFC FIRST Bank’s “FIRST Impact” corporate social responsibility program. The Bank will disburse funds on behalf of participants to Bank-supported NGOs. An interesting aspect of the Pledge is that it allows qualified participants to choose a cause close to their hearts. Social good is one of the founding pillars of IDFC FIRST Bank and is manifested through the Bank’s various social responsibility programs, but it is also deeply rooted in the way it does business. The Bank’s corporate social responsibility program focuses on five areas: education, livelihoods, women’s empowerment, health, and financial inclusion. The Bank considers and implements social responsibility programs that can create lasting social change.

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Hyderabad Runners is keen to encourage maximum citizen participation and make the marathon a fun event with lots of entertainment and music groups. Cheer zones are arranged along the marathon route for spectators to watch and cheer on the runners and encourage citizens to join in the biggest community event in the city of Hyderabad. The total prize money for the 11th edition is Rs.22 lakhs for winners in the Elite Runners category across all races and around Rs 2 lakhs for winners in the non-Elite category.

Hyderabad Runners Society has consistently supported NGOs to raise awareness for social causes and fundraising in 2022 leveraging the annual branded event -NMDC Hyderabad Marathon powered by IDFC FIRST Bank.