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MUMBAI, (GNI): Registration for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2017 were launched by Honorable Governor of Maharashtra, CH. Vidyasagar Rao also present (L to R), was the Anil Singh-MD, Procam International, Devendra Bharma- Trident Oberoi, Chaitanya Divan – Star TV, Rear Admiral S N Ghormade, FOMA,Chaitanya Sathe – Tata Consultancy Services, Deputy Mayor of Mumbai – Smt. Alka Kerkar, Face of the Event John Abraham, Anurag Adlakha-CFO, Standard Chartered, Mihir Doshi –United way of Mumbai, Rahul Bose – Actor, Director and a beautiful NGO – Foundation, P N Sankaran, Director-Operations, Procam International and Dilip Jayram, CEO, Procam International, at Raj Bhavan on Wednesday – Photo by GNI
MUMBAI, (GNI): Procam International, promoters of the iconic Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon today announced the opening of the registration process for Full Marathon participation of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM) beginning 20th July 2016.
The registrations for India’s biggest sporting extravaganza were announced by the first citizen of the state, Honorable Governor of Maharashtra Shri. CH. Vidyasagar Rao during a ceremony held at the majestic environs of the Raj Bhavan. The event was also graced by Deputy Mayor of Mumbai Smt. Alka Kerkar, Ashish Shelar – MLA & Vice-President Mumbai Cricket Association, Rear Admiral S N Ghormade, Anurag Adlakha – CFO, Standard Chartered Bank, Chaitanya Sathe – Tata Consultancy Services, Vice President and Centre Head – Mumbai, Devendra Bharma – General Manager, Trident Oberoi, Mihir Doshi, Chairperson – United Way of Mumbai, Chaitanya Divan – Business Head Premium Sports, Star TV, Rahul Bose along with the face of the event John Abraham who united to applaud the continued support and momentum gained by the event in the last 13 years.
As much a symbol of popularity as endurance, the SCMM online registrations and PO Box entries across different race categories will be accepted as mentioned below:
- Full Marathonwill remain open until Saturday, 25th November 2016 or when filled to capacity, whichever is earlier. The physical modes of registration at Standard Chartered Bank branches will close on Saturday, 17th September 2016 or when filled to capacity, whichever is earlier.
- Half Marathonwill open on Wednesday, 27th July 2016 from 10:00 am and close on Friday, 26th August 2016 or when filled to capacity, whichever is earlier.
Dream Run, registrations will open on Monday, 29th August 2016, from 10:00 am and close on Wednesday, 31st August 2016.
- Senior Citizens’ Run and Champions with Disabilitywill open on Thursday, 1st September 2016 and close on Saturday, 17th September 2016, or when filled to capacity, whichever is earlier.
Commenting on the occasion, Zarin Daruwala – CEO, Standard Chartered Bank stated, “The Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon has gone from strength to strength for thirteen years now. It has gone above and beyond being a sporting event to a point where it elicits enthusiastic participation from the people of Mumbai, either as a runner or as a supporter of this annual event. Not only has this encouraged a culture of fitness, but importantly, it has also become a catalyst for community development as various social development organisations come together to support a wide range of causes. As we enter the 14th year of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, I am confident that the city of Mumbai will once again offer their unstinted support for this movement. The Marathon stands for so much of what we believe in: going the distance for our clients, for the industry, for the community; in other words, being ‘Here for good’.”
In keeping up with expectations of the runners, this year the Full Marathon offers 5,000 running places, while 15,000 places will be available for the Half Marathon. The ever popular Dream Run will accommodate20,200 participants. In keeping with its inclusive approach, 1200 entries will be permitted in the Senior Citizens’ Run and 300 entries for the Champions with Disability Event, putting the total number of entries accepted at 41,700.
Expressing delight on the announcement, Anil Singh, MD, Procam International said, “The eminence of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is growing year on year, thanks to the support of the various city and state authorities, sponsors & partners and the runners. It is exhilarating to see both elite athletes and amateurs run shoulder to shoulder making the marathon not just a competitive race, but a towering community event that has today become a movement unto itself. This movement has today made running the largest participative sport in the country, the highest generator of Awareness & Funds for the NGO community with over 162 crores raised, and a Boost for Indian Athletes”.
Face of the Event, John Abraham on his association with the event said, “It has been a pleasure and privilege to be part of such a celebrated event which brings together people from all walks of life. I especially admire the tenacity and resolve of those running the 42K and 21K and I urge the people of this country to take a step forward towards a healthier lifestyle and be part of this mega running revolution. I would also like to extend my best wishes to all those who will participate in the event in January.”
The Full Marathon runners will be prioritized in four line up sections on race day as per the timing certificate submitted along with their applications, namely under 4 hours 13 minutes; 4 hours 13 minutes to under 4 hours 55 minutes; 4 hours 55 minutes to under 5 hours 37 minutes and 5 hours 37 minutes and above.
The Half Marathon will be prioritized in seven line up sections on race day as per their timing certificates submitted during registration, namely under 1 hour 25 minutes; 1 hour 25 minutes to under 1 hour 46 minutes; 1 hour 46 minutes to under 2 hours 7 minutes; 2 hours 7 minutes to under 2 hours 28 minutes; 2 hours 28 minutes to under 2 hours 49 minutes; 2 hours 49 minutes to under 3 hours 10 minutes and 3 hours 10 minutes and above.
|1.||Online registrations can be done through the event website http://scmm.procamrunning.in|
|2.||Duly filled entry forms with the requisite entry fee can be mailed to P.O Box No. 11017, Marine Lines Post Office, Mumbai 400 020|
|3.||Mumbai residents can also deposit their entry forms with the requisite entry fees at 10 select Standard Chartered Bank branches, details of which are available on the event website.|
|4.||Entry forms will also be available at select Standard Chartered Bank branches in Mumbai, Cigna TTK Health Insurance Company Limited in Andheri East, Mumbai, Asian Heart Institute in Bandra Kurla Complex, ASICS Store Linking Road and Pheonix Mall, Mumbai and the United Way of Mumbai office at 309 Nirman Kendra Premises Co-op Society Ltd., Dr. E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi Estate|
For further details log on to http://scmm.procamrunning.in, or call the event helpline +91 22 4202 0200, Monday to Saturday between 10 am and 6 pm. ends