Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon returns

Sports Reporter
Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Pune gets ready to celebrate its festival of wellness as the second edition of Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon (BAPHM) returns on Sunday, December 22, 2019.

Pune:Pune gets ready to celebrate its festival of wellness as the second edition of Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon (BAPHM) returns on Sunday, December 22, 2019. With a target of 20,000 registrations this year, BAPHM aims to make this edition a bigger and better offering for the running enthusiasts. 

The event features primarily four categories which include half marathon (21.1 km), 10 km run, 5 km and 3 km (family and fun) run with cash prizes worth over 21 Lakhs to be won across categories. BAPHM will only feature Indian runners with 162 prizes on the offer. The inaugural edition of BAPHM held in December last year, saw a massive response from the people of the city and from across various parts of the country as over 15,000 runners from 18 cities participated. One of the key features of the previous edition was the involvement of legendary long-distance running coach and multi-time Olympic medallist, Dr Jack Daniels. 

Dr Daniels provided specialised training talks to the participants and also mentored the whole process contributing to the successful execution of the event. Accompanying him was the celebrated Ryan Hall, the American long-distance running legend.
 
Pradeep Singh (1:06:08) and Manisha Salunkhe (1:22:20) won the first edition of BAPHM 21.1 km-run in the Men’s and Women’s Category respectively. On the other hand, the 10 km-run was won by Pintu Kumar Yadav (0:31:42) and Shital Zamaji Bhagat (0:37:19) in overall men’s and women’s category respectively.
 
Registrations for the BAPHM are open till December 10. Aspiring participants can register at baphm.com.

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  • Speaking about the second edition of the Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon, Chandramohan Mehra, Chief Marketing Officer, Bajaj Allianz said, “The initiative is a reflection of Bajaj Allianz’s deep commitment towards promoting and enabling good health. We attempt to bring world-class and an inclusive marathon event that Punekars and Indians are proud of. We are confident that the initiative will further fuel the fitness drive across millions of Indian families.” 
  • Vikas Singh, the CEO of APG Running, the promoter of BAPHM, promised a grander experience for the second edition. “When we embarked on the journey, we expected good numbers due to the unique offerings, but to our success, we overachieved and went far beyond. We have committed ourselves to provide a top-class ‘runner-friendly’ event, and we are doing everything possible to exceed our commitments,” said Vikas. 

  

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