Celebrating 16 years of Asia’s most prestigious marathon
Mumbai, 27th July 2018: Procam International, pioneers of distance running events in India, today announced the opening of registrations for the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019, beginning 29th July 2018. The Tata Mumbai Marathon is jointly sponsored by the Tata Sons and Tata Consultancy Services. The USD 405,000 IAAF Silver Label event will be celebrating its 16th edition in keeping its date with runners in the Maximum City on Sunday 20th January 2019. Given the euphoric rise in the running community in the country, for the 2019 edition, a total of 46,000 running places will be up for grabs across six different categories.
As a forerunner to Asia’s most prestigious marathon, the first citizen of the state, His Excellency, the Governor of Maharashtra Shri. CH. Vidyasagar Rao welcomed Tata Sons, Tata Consultancy Services, event partners and stake holders, to the majestic environs of the Raj Bhavan and launched registrations for the Full Marathon category of the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019.
#BeBetter: Tata Mumbai Marathon has always been about the Possible Dream. The event has consistently encouraged individuals to tap their true potential and push themselves to be the best version of themselves – be it towards a personal goal, or philanthropy. The event ethos #BeBetter will carry this vision forward.
Hon’ble Governor of Maharashtra, Shri Ch. Vidyasagar Rao officially launched the registrations for the 2019 edition, addressing the audience, he said, “The TATA Mumbai Marathon is an affirmative step towards achieving the goal of Swasth Bharat. One of the most democratic and sacred events of the country, it transforms the lives of the people directly and indirectly. There is no distinction of race, caste, sex and nationality. It has created health and fitness consciousness among people. The TATA Mumbai Marathon is the single largest fundraising platform which is benefiting several NGOs of the country. India can be a great nation if each one of us decides to be better,”.
Pradipta Bagchi, Group Chief Communications Officer, Tata Sons said, “We saw a phenomenal success in the first edition of Tata Mumbai Marathon 2018 and are confident that this year too people will come together in large numbers for the biggest sporting race in India. Marathons are the epitome of participative sports and stand as a true test of human spirit, physical prowess, tenacity and perseverance much like the Tata group’s journey over the last 150 years.
He added, “This association reflects Tata group’s commitment to help society display the right mix of healthy mind and body and bring about positive change for the larger good.”
Vivek Singh, Joint MD, Procam International said, “This year is even more special to us, as we mark the 30th year of Procam’s existence. It has been a rewarding journey, but above all, humbling. We’ve seen the sporting fabric of India undergo a phenomenal transformation in the last three decades and are immensely pleased to have played our part in this success story.”
Singh further added, “As we celebrate 16 glorious years of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, we believe that the #BeBetter ethos has brought us this far. We would like to extend our gratitude to all sponsors and partners, our state and civic bodies and our runners for their unstinted support, in making this one of the top 10 marathons in the world.”
ABBOTTWMM WANDA AGE GROUP WORLD RANKINGS:
As an added boost to the amateur Full Marathoners, the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 is the only Indian race to be included as part of the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings, which is the world’s first age group marathon ranking system and age group World Championships. (TMM 2019 will be updated as part of AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Rankings list in August 2018)
Inclusion of the race in this global ranking system ensures full marathon participants at the Tata Mumbai Marathon an opportunity to be a part of the world ranking system and be ranked in their respective age group globally. It also extends a chance for the top-ranked age group athletes to qualify and participate in the AbbottWMM Wanda Age Group World Championship in 2020.
Registrations for the feature race of Full Marathon will commence on Sunday 29th July at 0700 hrs and stay open until, 1900 hrs on 30th November 2018 or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier. Registrations for the most popular category of Half Marathon will open on Thursday, 2nd August 2018 at 0700 hrs and close at 1900 hrs on Friday, 17th August 2018 or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier.
With an aim to encourage many more to take up to the magic of distance running, this year, the 10K category is open for all amateurs including non-charity runners. Registrations will start on Monday, 20th August 2018 at 0700 hrs and close at 1900 hrs on Saturday, 8th September 2018 or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier. Applicants can apply under timing criteria by submitting their valid timing certificate, if the applicant cannot produce the timing certificate the application will be accepted under general category.
A kaleidoscope of colours – the Dream Run registrations will open on Monday, 27th August 2018, at 0700 hrs and close at 1900 hrs on Friday, 31st August 2018 or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier. Always credited for being an inclusive race, the Senior Citizens’ Run and Champions with Disability will open on Saturday, 1st September 2018 at 0700 hrs and close at 1900 hrs on Saturday, 8th September 2018, or till running places are filled, whichever is earlier.
Over the years, the Tata Mumbai Marathon has successfully galvanized women of this country and encouraged them to own the streets of Mumbai. Each passing year has given rise to a new breed of quality women runners and to continue this trend forward, there is special criteria for the women participants.
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