7th Mahindra World City Marathon a grand success
Chennai, February 2nd, 2020: The seventh edition of the Mahindra World City Marathon, held today at Mahindra World City (MWC), Chennai, witnessed record participation by 8000 runners, with overall participation by 10000 people from various walks of life, who came together to run in support of primary education for the girl child in India. The MWC Marathon commenced at 5.00 AM near Paranur Railway station and continued through the serene, green environs of MWC Chennai. The 21 KM marathon was flagged off by Mr. Tsuyoshi Moriya, Senior Vice President Engineering, Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre (RNTBCI); the 10 KM run by Mr. John Louis, IAS, Collector of Chengalpet; the 5 KM run by Mr. Ramakrishnan Ramanathan, Head Quality â€“ Renault, RNTBCI; and the 3 KM run by Mr. Vaibhav Mittal, Business Head, Mahindra World City, Chennai. A 1 KM â€˜Fun Runâ€™ was also organized for kids and the elderly.
First, second and third ranked male and female winners in the 21 KM and 10 KM races won cash prizes worth Rs.3.30 lakhs in total in two age categories, along with other freebies. Additionally, all the runners who completed the 21 KM and 10 KM categories were also certified by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and the Association of International Marathons (AIMS). All participants in the 5 KM, 3 KM and 1 KM â€˜Fun Runâ€™ categories were conferred with medals, certifications and other freebies upon completion of the runs. The MWC Marathon included breakfast and refreshments, free t-shirts and photo shoots for all participants.
The marathon supported by Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India (RNTBCI) was environment-friendly and supported the elimination of single-use plastic. Resources used in the marathon will also be re-cycled and reused.
Vaibhav Mittal, Business Head, MWC Chennai, said, â€œWe are thrilled to see the overwhelming response to the MWC Marathon. We continue to be inspired by the growing participation each year of fitness enthusiasts and those who run for a cause greater than themselves. This annual event underlines the community experience at Mahindra World City, Chennai and reflects the values, interests and aspirations of all runners.â€
Part of the proceeds from MWC Marathon will be donated to Nanhi Kali. The annual MWC Marathon is held in aid of the girl child, in association with Project Nanhi Kali, an initiative that provides primary education to underprivileged girls in India and is jointly managed by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust