Chennai, India - June 26, 2013:
Chennai Runners and Wipro are pleased to announce that the 2013 edition of The Wipro Chennai Marathon (TWCM) will be held on December 1, 2013 in Chennai, India. Registrations for The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2013 are now officially open. Online registrations can be accessed by visiting www.thewiprochennaimarathon.com
The inaugural Wipro Chennai Marathon held in December 2012 received an overwhelming response, with 6000+ total participants in various run categories. With this edition of the race, the Wipro Chennai Marathon establishes itself as a permanent fixture in the city - to be held on the first Sunday in December every year. Over 10000+ runners are expected to participate this year, adding a unique dimension to Chennai's famed December cultural calendar!
The Wipro Chennai Marathon is the brainchild of the Chennai Runners, a passionate group that has been promoting running in Chennai over the past 7 years. Speaking on the occasion Shahid Kandrikar, Race Director, Chennai Marathon said, "Last year we hosted one of the best running events in the city of Chennai. Our group of running enthusiasts is ecstatic that the feedback from the participants of the 2012 Wipro Chennai Marathon was great, and we are hoping to exceed everyone's expectations with a stellar 2013 event. Running is more than a sport - to many of us it is a way of life. We look forward to sharing our passion for running and healthy living with all of you through this, our flagship event"
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT), the leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company will continue as the title and technology sponsor. We welcome once again United Way as our Charity Partner and Apollo Hospitals as our wellness partner. Chennai Runners will be working with Tango Brand Engagement Services this year to bring a world class running event right to your doorstep.
According to Puneet Chandra, CMO, IT business, Wipro, "Our partnership with The Wipro Chennai Marathon and the Chennai Runners is a perfect example of how corporations can get actively involved in the local community and drive engagement with customers and employees alike. We are pleased to be associated with sports and Marathons in particular, as they encourage fair play and are a display of the human spirit that constantly pushes the boundaries of perseverance and strength."
Wipro sponsored the full marathon winners of The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2012 to participate in The Wipro San Francisco Marathon 2013, in the Elite Runners category. The two full marathon winners of the TWCM - Ismail Ssenyange and Indresh Dhiraj; successfully completed the full marathon at the The Wipro San Francisco Marathon with Ismail, coming in at first runners up. He finished the 26.2 mile course with a time of 2 hours 30 minutes and 11 seconds.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing 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 140,000 serving clients across 57 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
About Chennai Runners
The Chennai Runners group is a running club founded in 2006, based out of Chennai India. The club has grown steadily over the years - currently encompassing nearly 2000 active members from all across the city. Apart from organizing informal runs on a daily and weekly basis, the group has been instrumental in bringing and hosting various running events in Chennai over the years. The group has inspired innumerable first-time runners to make healthy exercise an integral part of their lives; and provided the impetus for several other running clubs in Chennai as well.
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