Sachin Tendulkar had come to announce the IDBI Marathon in Mumbai. He also served a noble cause that may help 100 underprivileged with the basic need to walk or run.
Sachin on behalf of his family donated 100 pairs of shoes to NGO Green Soles with an aim to provide basic footwear to the underprivileged sections of the society. He did so during the announcement of the 2nd edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon. The marathon is scheduled on August 20, 2017 and will witness over 15k enthusiastic runners lining up on race day. He also donated running shoes to five runners identified by Mumbai Road Runners.
The IDBI Marathon run will be flagged off Tendulkar, the face of the event, from Kala Ghoda on Sunday, August 20, 2017. Runners will soak in the architectural delights of “aamchi Mumbai”, as they chart the course along the famed majestic structures of South Mumbai.
The last date for registration has been extended until July 30, 2017. The Expo will be open at Mumbai University, Kalina Campus in Santacruz from August 18, 2017 to August 19, 2017, where participants can come to collect their bibs and running kits.
Speaking on the occasion, Vighnesh Shahane, CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance said that “last year when we debuted with the half marathon, we wanted to give a positive spin to life insurance. We aim to celebrate life insurance by making it synonymous to health, fitness and well-being. Running today is firmly established as a culture in India, with more participation across various marathons in different cities”.
Tendulkar said “I congratulate the IDBI Federal Life Insurance for taking the initiative to create awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle. I envision a fitter tomorrow for India. I request everyone to make efforts to keep yourself and your family fit, this will change the nation; will make it fitter, better and healthier.”
The event was graced by 21 Star Runners of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Marathon, who come from different walks of life, but share a common passion for running. From 77 year old Khushroo Patel to Shibani, the first kidney transplant survivor to complete a 21k marathon; the launch conference displayed runners who are passionate to develop their running capabilities for a better, fitter future. Husband-wife runner duo Sunil Shetty and Sangita Shetty who have been running various ultra-marathons are about to make their mark in the Guinness Book Of World Records for being the first couple to run a 48 hour ultra-marathon.
IDBI Federal Life Insurance is organizing four Marathons – Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Kochi.