Pune Half Marathon on December 22

Philem Dipak Singh

Pune, Nov 8 (PTI) The second edition of Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon (BAPHM) is expected to be a bigger one than last year's event with 20,000 runners expected to turn up on December 22.

The event features four races -- half marathon (21.1 km), 10 km run, 5 km, and 3 km (family and fun) run with cash prizes worth over Rs 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 big response as over 15,000 runners from 18 cities participated.

Speaking about the second edition of BAPHM, 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.' PTI PDS PDSPDS