Hyderabad: Citizens came out in large numbers to cheer over 22,500 runners participating in the 8th Edition of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon.
6000 runners participated in 5K Fun Run
8000 runners participated in 10K
6000 for Half Marathon & 1250 for Full Marathon
More than 1300 runners participated for charities
Over 20 lacs raised by 150 participants running for 50 charity organizations & NGOs
Total prize money is 12.5 Lakhs across 3 race categories for top 3 finishers in Male & Female
250 paramedics | 21 Medical Stations | 5 fully-equipped ambulances from Care Hospitals
Over 50 music bands and large scale entertainment kept the runners spirit high while sports enthusiasts and thousands of citizens lined the entire route to participate in the city’s largest community sporting event – Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2018.
Elite athletes received their prizes at GMC Balayogi Stadium, Gachibowli from Mr. Abhijeet Madnurkar, Race Director and Mr. Avneet Singh Puri CEO, Bharti Airtel Andhra Pradesh & Telangana.
1250 runners participated in the Full Marathon flagged off by Anjani Kumar, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad and 6000 runners in the Half Marathon flagged off by M Dana Kishore, IAS, Commissioner – GHMC at People’s Plaza.
Over 8000 runners participated in the 10K Run flagged off by V C Sajjanar, IPS, Commissioner of Police – Cyberabad in the presence of dignitaries from the Government, Corporate houses and the organising team from Hyderabad Runners Society. 6000 runners participated in 5K Fun Run on Saturday, August 25.
Hyderabad Runners Society accords highest priority to runners’ safety and Care Hospitals is providing 250 paramedics across 21 medical stations with 5 fully equipped ambulances and 15-bed emergency setup at Gachibowli Stadium.
It also acknowledges the active support of Govt. of Telangana, sponsors, partners and over 3500 volunteers for smooth execution of Airtel Hyderabad Marathon and makes it a grand success.