Airtel Delhi Half Marathon 2019
Fast&Up & Help-Age India on-board as new partners; Delhi Capitals pledge for a fitter Delhi
@ Vikas Sharma | Sr Journalist
New Delhi: Procam International, the pioneers of distance running movement in India, today announced that the registrations for the 15th edition of Airtel Delhi Half Marathon scheduled for October 20 are now open. The start line of this IAAF Gold Label race is expected to echo the sounds of 35,000 tapping feet across five categories, i.e. Half Marathon (21.097km), Great Delhi Run (5km), Open 10K, Senior Citizens’ Run (3.2km) and Champions with Disability (3.2km), as they run through the fast and picturesque course of the Capital.
Celebrating its 15th edition in the city, the event brings Delhi together as one, inspiring thousands to #GoBeyond.
Go beyond convention, Go beyond what’s expected, push boundaries of what is possible. Be it world champions or amateur runners from across the country, competing to achieve their personal best. The city comes together, transforming lives, through this large sporting philanthropy platform. It’s about our society overcoming the odds and striving to #GoBeyond.
Extending their support in bringing this world-class sporting event to Delhi, telecom giants Bharti Airtel continue as title sponsors for the twelfth successive year.
Vani Venkatesh, CEO – Delhi & NCR, Bharti Airtel, “The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is today a landmark event and the most prestigious half marathon in the world. At Airtel, it is an absolute joy for each one of us to be a part of this world-class running event. It is simply amazing to see so many participants from across the world and India come together to celebrate the human spirit and run for a cause. We invite one and all to come join us this year as well and together make ADHM an even bigger success.”
Delivering top-notch running experiences in India is a promise that Procam International lives by. Each year efforts are taken to re-invent and add new elements to the race, to ensure that ADHM delivers a better Running Experience.
NEW PARTNERS: The success of any sporting event strongly depends on like-minded partners. Over the years, the most respected brands have partnered with ADHM for the transformational role it plays in society by bringing individuals, organizations and institutions together, on a sporting platform. For the 2019 edition, two new brands have joined our prestigious roster of partners.
FAST&UP – ENERGY DRINK PARTNER: Continuing with their successful association with Mumbai and Bangalore, Fast&Up comes aboard as the Energy Drink partner for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon. Fast&Up, the flagship sports nutrition brand of Aeronutrix Sports Products Private Limited is backed by innovative Swiss technology, that enhances performance in sport, aids intelligent nutrition and dietary supplementation for an active lifestyle.
HELP-AGE INDIA – INSTITUTION PARTNER: The Senior Citizens category will be supported by the NGO, Help-Age India, as the Institution Partner. Established in 1978, Help-Age’s mission is to work for the cause and care of disadvantaged older individuals and improve the quality of their life. With their experience and in-depth understanding of this segment of society, this association will help re-energise the senior citizens category.
GREAT DELHI RUN (GDR): A kaleidoscope of colour and soul of the event, this category has undergone a transformation. This year, to enhance participants’ experience and inspire new runners to take up running, GDR, will be a timed category. GDR participants will be awarded a timing certificate and a finishers’ medal post-race, which they can use for official entry into other running events.
DELHI CAPITALS: Delhi Capitals, the IPL franchise that finished third in the 2019 season, joins hands with the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, pledging to make Delhi fitter. The aim is to encourage citizens to embrace a fitter and healthier lifestyle round the year, and make fitness a way of life.
Dhiraj Malhotra – CEO, Delhi Capitals said, “Delhi Capitals is honoured to associate with the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon for their 15th edition in our city. Fitness is not just for athletes, but for each and every one of us. Staying true to our adage of #ThisIsNewDelhi, Delhi Capitals urges Delhiites to shun the old unhealthy lifestyle, and embrace a new one – full of good health and fitness.”
IGNITED BY PUMA: As an added motivation for all registered half marathoners, the male participants will receive a PUMA Race Day Singlet, and female participants a PUMA Race day T-Shirt.
The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon is also proud to be have continued support from: Channel Partner- Star Sports, Hydration Partner- Bisleri, Timing Partner- Seiko, Hospitality Partner- Le Meridien, Print Partner- The Times of India, Radio Partner- 98.3 Radio Mirchi, Medical Services Partner- Max Healthcare, Philanthropy Partner – India Cares, Performance Eyewear Partner-Oakley, Recovery Partner-Volini Maxx, Driven by-ALTROZ and Domains and Online Presence Partner – GoDaddy.
Vivek Singh, Jt. MD, Procam International said, “This year is a special milestone for ADHM, as we celebrate the 15th edition of the event in the capital city. When we introduced this event in Delhi, we always believed that it had the potential to be one of the world’s most awaited races. The growth in its international profile, participation and support from the city, is a testament to the efforts of all stakeholders, in achieving this vision.
“The unwavering faith and support of sponsors, partners, the state and civic authorities and most importantly our runners, has been integral to the overwhelming success of ADHM. We extend a warm welcome to Fast&Up, Help-Age India and Delhi Capitals; their belief and passion in the cause is inspiring,” added Singh.
Registration for all race categories including Half Marathon, Open 10K, Great Delhi Run (5km), Senior Citizens’ Run (3.2km) and the Champions with Disability Run (3.2km) will commence on Wednesday 7th August at 0700 hrs and stay open until 1900 hrs on 27th September 2019 or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier.
ADVANTAGE WOMEN: Over the years, the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon has successfully empowered women in the capital to own the streets of Delhi. Each passing year has given rise to a new breed of quality women runners. To continue this trend forward, there is a limited number of running places reserved, in the Half Marathon and the Open 10K, for women applicants, who cannot produce a timing certificate.
2019-20 edition of Procam Slam is launched with renewed vigour. Runners will be rewarded with a Running Kit, get to choose their special number Running Bib, Procam Slam Medal, a commemorative Procam Slam Frame, Extended Registration Period, Cash prizes and more.
A runner can start his/her Procam Slam by participating in any of the four Procam feature races and running the subsequent three distance running events with effect from 1st April 2019. It is clarified that the runner will not be eligible for more than one Procam Slam cycle, from their 1st event till the 4th consecutive event.
• Bengaluru – Mumbai cycle – By 28th February
• Delhi – Bengaluru cycle- By 30th June
• Kolkata – Delhi cycle – By 30th November
• Mumbai – Kolkata cycle- By 31st January
1. For online registrations log onto the event website airteldelhihalfmarathon.in
2. Application forms along with requisite application fees can be deposited in the drop box located at Airtel Stores in Delhi & NCR (between 11 am & 7 pm): M 5 Connaught Place, New Delhi -11001; J-20, Sector-18, Noida UP-210301: A6, First Floor, South Ex Part-I, New Delhi 49: S-45, Ground Floor, Sahara Mall, MG Rd, Gurgaon-122002: G 57, Aggarwal City Plaza, Sector 3, Rohini, New Delhi 110085: SCF 51, Opp Police Station, Sector 15, Faridabad, Haryana – 121007.
3. Duly filled entry forms with the requisite entry fee can be mailed to P.O. Box No. 3634, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi – 110 024.
4. For further details log on to the website, or call the event helpline +91 96500 33333, Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 7 pm.
5. Overseas applicants are required to apply only online on airteldelhihalfmarathon.in
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