Chennai, India - August 14, 2015:
Chennai Runners and Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) are pleased to present the 4th edition of The Wipro Chennai Marathon (TWCM). Wipro Limited. is the title sponsor for the event, which will be held in the city on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Registrations for The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2015 are now open and participants can register online by visiting www.thewiprochennaimarathon.com
TWCM, now in its fourth year, has seen nearly 30,000 runners participate in the past three editions. The marathon has grown steadily over the years and a total of 16000 runners are expected to take part this year. The event comprises of three categories – a full marathon (42.195Kms), a half marathon (21.095Kms) and a 10Km run. TWCM has become a permanent December fixture in the city now, with runners from several cities congregating in Chennai to take part in this 'for the runners, by the runners' marathon.
The Wipro Chennai Marathon is the brainchild of Chennai Runners, a passionate group that has been promoting running in Chennai for the past 9 years. Speaking on the occasion K.Harishankar, Race Director, TWCM2015, said, "We are happy to announce the fourth edition of Chennai's marathon event. The support of our partners, the administration, citizens, runners and volunteers has been nothing short of wonderful in the past three editions. We are especially grateful to Wipro for supporting us in making this marathon one of the best in the country. We hope to put together a spectacular event this year and live up to the expectation of being one of the most runner-friendly events in the country"
Naveen Rajdev, Chief Marketing Officer, Wipro Limited said, "Over the past three years, The Wipro Chennai Marathon has evolved into an annual signature event of the city of Chennai. Marathons celebrate passion, fortitude and endurance. These are also key attributes that are integral to Brand Wipro. It is a privilege for Wipro to be associated with this event and we look forward to an amazing race."
The main objective behind organizing the annual marathon is to encourage citizens to adopt a healthy lifestyle through regular running and to also encourage various charitable causes through running and runners. As in the previous three editions, Wipro Limited is the title sponsor, while The Hindu and Adidas will continue their support for the event. United Way of Chennai will be the Charity Partner for TWCM 2015, and will drive several initiatives for fund raising.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading information technology, consulting and business process services company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of over 150,000, serving clients in 175+ cities across 6 continents. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com
About Chennai Runners
The Chennai Runners group is a not-for-profit society founded in 2006, with the goal of bringing healthy running to the masses. The club has grown steadily over the years – currently with 18 chapters spread across the length and breadth of the city. The Chennai Runners recently launched a formal, annual membership drive, which was received very favourably. Chennai Runners organize training runs and other fitness routines on a regular schedule, and also spearhead various initiatives particularly aimed at beginners. Since inception, the club has focused attention on bringing international quality running events to the city, provided the impetus for the formation of several other running clubs, and been instrumental in making Chennai the marathon capital of India. For more information & to sign on to be an annual member visit www.chennairunners.com