8th edition of Indiabulls Home Loans Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon introduces 5K Timed Run; Adds category to Women’s Full marathon
Country’s top athletes to lead in excess of 16000 participants on December 9,2018
by Prashant Kapadia
Mumbai, October 25, 2018: The 8th edition of Indiabulls Home Loans Vasai Virar Mayor’s Marathon (IBVVMM) will see the introduction of a 5K Timed Run to attract new runners and provide them with an opportunity to participate in a National level running event. Supported by Indiabulls Home Loans and Cigna TTK, the IBVVMM will be held on December 9, 2018, at New Viva College in Virar. The event will also see the addition of an age category in the Women’s Full Marathon. These announcements were made by Shri Rupesh Jadhav, Mayor of the Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation at a press conference held at the Indiabulls Finance Center on Thursday.
IBVVMM is the only national-level running event in the country which is organized by a Municipal Corporation. Since its inception in 2011, the event has attracted the country’s leading professional long distance runners and now is also witnessing an increase in the number of amateur participants. The public-private partnership has ensured that it is one of the country’s very few sports events to offer the highest prize money – a fund worth Rs. 45 lakhs, rewarding both professional and amateur athletes in various age group categories. Additionally, a separate prize fund for participants from the Vasai-Virar belt has also been created to encourage the amateur runners from the region.