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Gujarat (India), Dec 4 (Canadian-Media): The city of Vadodara (Gujarat), India gets ready for 5th January 2020 for the 9th Edition of the MG Vadodara International Marathon (MGVM), to be held at Navlakhi Ground (Vadodara), India's fittest marathon, media reports said.
AIMS and AFI certified, The MGVM race, ranks in the top 10 of India's marathon majors with a history of attracting elite and professional runners from citizens from all walks of life all across Gujarat and India as well as from abroad.
Established itself as India's largest city marathon, with over 1,00,000 registrations in the 2019 edition, MGVM's 9th edition promises to be even larger.
Echoing the call of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi, address to the nation at the launch of the FIT INDIA Movement, on Aug 29, 2009, "The way you made Swachh Bharat movement a success, so should you make the FIT movement a part of your life", MGVM 2020 is showcasing the message of FIT INDIA as its main theme, as a mark of gratitude to Modi for bringing fitness to the forefront, a cause already imbibed in the Vadodara Marathon running for fitness in Vadodara city for almost a decade.
This year's edition of MGVM 2020 is being launched with a lively exercise routine, The VaMo FitStep Challenge. Speaking at the launch of the MGVM 2020, Smt. Tejal Amin, Chairperson of the MG Vadodara Marathon, said, ‘The VaMo FitStep is an initiative to take the #fitindiamovement to the masses reaching out to homemakers, to Corporate sectors, professionals, schools and institutes. This one-minute exercise regime is beneficial, doable and can be readily adapted in the daily routine of all age groups." Further she added, "MGVM prides itself on being an inclusive marathon and we are excited and privileged to welcome Para Athlete and Arjuna awardee Deepa Malik, who has confirmed her presence at the flag off on 5th Jan 2020.She also joins the glittering league as a Brand Ambassador for MGVM2020"
MG Motor India's announcement of its third consecutive association with the 9th edition of the Vadodara International Marathon as its sponsor, the carmaker also aims to support and enhance awareness about the local civic and social causes undertaken by the Vadodara Marathon. The event is also of great strategic importance for the MG brand, as it takes place in the close geographical proximity of its manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat.
Speaking about the upcoming marathon, Rajeev Chaba, President & Managing Director – MG Motor India said, “As an organisation, MG India is built on four core pillars of diversity, innovation, experiences, and community. Our third consecutive partnership with the Vadodara Marathon underlines our commitment to promoting healthy living and fitness in the community. We are also proud to promote and celebrate the spirit of running, fitness, and healthy living as the sponsor of a landmark event in the national sporting calendar. The turnout for the last two editions has been marvellous and we are expecting a bumper crowd for the Vadodara Marathon 2020 as well. We look forward to a continued partnership in the years to come and build awareness around key aspects of a well-rounded, healthy society.”
It is a matter of pride that MG Vadodara International Marathon has been invited to be part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Qualifying Events giving runners a chance to win World Ranking Points. With this entry the MGVM 2020 enters an elite group of international marathons which include the Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathons.
By keeping in line with its tradition of Sports-Seva-Swacchata, MGVM is adopting the cause of Save Water to support the nationwide Jal Shakti Abhiyaan initiated by Modi.
An online quiz for school children centred around this theme of fitness would soon be hosted by MGVM2020 to promote awareness about the message of Fitness.
The quiz will also be conducted on Radio Mirchi for the citizens of Vadodara.
For runners comfort, MGVM 2020 also aims to set new benchmarks by introducing more medical booths, upgraded after race recovery zones and more monitoring stations. With a thrust on outstation runners the MGVM team is also working on ways for comfortable stay options.
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