Running towards the dawn

A midnight marathon had Bangaloreans sprinting in droves

Published: 16th December 2013 01:03 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th December 2013 01:03 PM   |  A+A-

Of course, India is a strange country. The poor run to fetch food...the rich run to digest it. But what came across with the SBI Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2013, was that for a cause, so that the needy don't have to run. Rotary Bangalore IT corridor along with SBI joined 'legs' and called the city to run.

And Bangalore ran. Some ran for the love of running and some ran for a cause. Over 12,000 Bangaloreans ran at the stroke of midnight which started on Saturday evening and continued till the wee hours of Sunday.

According to Ashwini Mehra, chief general manager, SBI, the response was overwhelming and people from over 20 countires participated. "It was a carnival like atmosphere and we are extremely glad with the outcome. As part of our CSR activity, it is indeed a good event," he said.

This year, a lot of families were seen  participating in the run. While parents had signed up for half or full marathon, children had opted for the 5 km fun run.

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