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Toronto, Dec 22 (Canadian-Media): The seventh edition of MG Motor Vadodara Marathon, the most awaited event, the second largest marathon of India and Gujarat’s largest marathon, is scheduled to take place in Gujarat, India on January 07, 2018 with its continued legacy of ‘Sports-Seva–Swacchta’ (Sports-Service-Cleanliness), media reports said.
Vadodara Marathon – an independent Chapter-25 Non-Profit Company -- started in 2009 to conduct annual marathons in Vadodara, Gujarat.
“The seventh season of Marathon is very special as we are introducing the home coming run for the Indians staying abroad. We want them to reconnect with their roots here. Many Indians settled abroad participate in marathons happening in their countries. Having them run on our soil here will be a great way to revisit their country and culture. As per our tradition, Vadodara Marathon will promote various causes through this marathon," Chairperson of Vadodara Marathon Ms. Tejal Amin was reported to say,
“Dr. Bhagwatiben Oza will be the brand ambassador of Vadodara Marathon’s seventh edition. WE are proud to announce that Vadodara Marathon is probably the only marathon to have an 82-year active sports woman as its brand ambassador,” added Amin with joy and pride.
Dr. Bhagwatiben Oza
“To spread greater awareness around the importance of fitness and health of the people here, MG Motor India which inaugurated its first manufacturing facility in Halol last month, is proud to be associated with the sporting event – Vadodara Marathon,” Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director of MG Motor India Pvt. Ltd, was reported to say,
“MG Motor's association with the event also marks the company’s first initiative to work towards the overall benefit of the citizens here at large. ‘Run with Red’ exemplifies the can-do spirit of the people in their quest towards an overall sustainable and healthy environment,” Chaba said.
“Gujarat being now home for us, our overall aim is to contribute towards a better tomorrow through health awareness programs like these. As a sign of our commitment to the Baroda city and Gujarat, we have decided to get associated with Vadodara Marathon this year and will continue to support the sporting event,” Chaba added.
This event is filled with attractions and would reportedly raise health awareness in the region, create awareness of pre-events and social messages to be spread throughout the marathon.
Along with the other causes, MG Motor Vadodara Marathon aims to bring awareness about our duty as a citizen to execute our right of voting, in the forth-coming elections.
Keeping this in mind, Team Marathon has planned VOTATHON, an awareness walkathon at Vadodara which will be a pre-event to Marathon
In addition, MG Motor Vadodara Marathon has also announced the medal designing competition, to facilitate participation of creative and talented people to design medals for Marathon 2018.
The selected design will be awarded by Team Marathon.
Various categories included in this marathon would reportedly be: marathon of 42 kms, half marathon of 21.9 kms, 10 km Run, Fun Run of 5kms, Divyang Run, Jawan Run and Pledge Run.
From this year, the marathon will be flagged off from Pologround. The Route has finalized subject to Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) -- reportedly a member-based organization of more than 400 of the world’s leading distance races, from over 100 countries and territories -- approval.
This year, the MG Motor Vadodara Marathon has introduced a new category called THE HOME COMING RUN, for the Indians staying overseas.
Vadodara Marathon invites NRG/NRIs (Non-Resident Gujarati / Non-Resident Indians) to feel the goose bumps, while running a marathon on their motherland. About 200 plus NRGs have already given confirmations about the participation in THE HOME COMING RUN, which will be a 5km Fun Run.
The sixth season of Vadodara Marathon had already received an overwhelming response with more than 78,000 registrations. With the online registrations for the seventh season having begun already, marathon runners have also started registering for the marathon 2018. Vadodara Marathon is different from other marathons as it is always conducted with the aim to promote various social causes.
“Torch of Seva” is a new introduction of 5k run in 2017, where team VM invited 25 prominent community leaders, mainly residents of Vadodara who pledge to raise Rs.5,00,000 each (approx. $10,000) for the local charity of their choice, totaling to Rs. 1.25 crores (approx. $2,50,000). Amongst this group there the first and only NRI is Tushar Unadkat from Canada who originally is from Vadodara.
For NRG/NRI registrations or overseas media and promotions inquiry contact: Overseas Media Partner: MUKTA Advertising at:
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Please visit https://www.vadodaramarathon.com for more details.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)