For 18 glorious years, the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon has united the capital city in its hues #RangDeDilli. A celebration that reminds each one of us of the passion, endless experiences, pride, power, resilience, and strength inspiring us to go beyond and put our best foot forward.
Procam International, the pioneers of distance running events in India, today announced the opening of registrations for the World Athletics Gold Label Race, set to be held on Sunday, 15 October 2023. The registrations for the physical and virtual races of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon will commence on Thursday, 3rd August 2023, IST 7:00 a.m. onwards over here.
Shri Anurag Singh Thakur, Hon’ble Minister of Youth Affairs, Sports and IMB graciously registered as the first participant for the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon.
Commenting on the event, he stated, “I am happy to register for the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon and I am looking forward to witness thousands of people participating in the event. I would encourage one and all to register for the event and promote the Fit India Movement. Organizing an event for 18 years is equivalent to scoring a century. The longevity of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon showcases the popularity of the event among the people of India and the world.”
Touted as one of the fastest Half Marathons in the world, the USD 268,000 prize money event, will be flagged off from the iconic Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium. The best athletes from across the world will compete alongside India’s elite and amateur runners in the heart of the capital.
In its second year of association, Vedanta, the globally diversified natural resources company, has stamped its presence in mass-participation sports and will continue to strengthen its association.
With transformation for a sustainable future at the heart of their business operations, Vedanta’s commitment to giving back to society has been a part of its core ethos. Vedanta’s flagship social impact initiative Nand Ghar, a modernized anganwadi program, is fast transforming the lives of women and children across the country. Aimed at eradicating malnutrition from the country, Vedanta’s #RunForZeroHunger is a mass movement to create awareness to make sure that no child goes to bed hungry.
Ms. Priya Agarwal Hebbar, Non-Executive Director, Vedanta Ltd. and Chairperson, Hindustan Zinc Ltd. said, “As we embark on yet another edition of Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon, we remain committed towards driving positive change in the society. The prestigious Marathon is testament to the spirit of communities coming together for a common cause. As part of our commitment towards creating a positive impact on children in rural India, for every kilometre you run, we will pledge a meal for a child through our Nand Ghar initiative. We’re excited to witness even greater participation so that we can collectively contribute towards nourishing young India. Let us unite in the #RunForZeroHunger!”
With Social Good as one of its founding pillars, the exclusive Associate Sponsor IDFC FIRST Bank has leveraged their sponsorship with unique innovative offering that has encouraged the runners to perform at the best while creating a lasting impact for the betterment of our society.
Naarayan TV, CMO, IDFC FIRST Bank, said, “This is IDFC FIRST Bank’s second year partnering with Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon. We are thrilled to be the exclusive Associate Partner of this marathon event that celebrates the city of Delhi and its people. This association helps us to be involved with our customer’s journey, both fitness and financial and we look forward to an event that radiates energy and inspires camaraderie!”
The success of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon is attributed to commitment and efforts of global brands associated with the event.
Mondelez India’s premium countline brand Cadbury Fuse has joined the event as Snacking Partner. Loaded with delicious Cadbury, peanuts, and rich smooth caramel, a bar of Fuse is what everyone needs to beat the ‘bhaari bhookh’ after the race.
The Senior Citizen Run has been an integral part of the event, since its inception. A distinct category within the race, it highlights the significance of encouraging physical activity in later years, involvement of the seniors in the mainstream, and an equal opportunity to explore new avenues. Emoha, a non-profit organization will invigorate the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon as the Senior Citizen Run Facilitator.
“The past eighteen years of the Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon have been transformational. A city that did not run, today is home to one of the fastest and biggest half marathons in the world. The event evokes a sense of pride and camaraderie and ownership among all our stakeholders. Each one adding their own colour to make this event a resounding success. Our sincere gratitude for all the support we have received and look forward to a thrilling edition,” said Anil & Vivek Singh, Promoters, Procam International.