Procam International, pioneers of distance running events in India, announced ‘Run as One’ powered by ASICS Runkeeper, a leading mobile running app, a virtual run that will debut at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020. This virtual run will give runners an opportunity to be a part of Asia’s premier distance running event, the Tata Mumbai Marathon simultaneously on that Sunday morning, 19 January 2020 in three different categories 42K, 21K and 10K.
Running is the fastest growing participative sport in the country. Every year about 2.5 lakh individuals take to the sport of running. The trend began with the advent of Mumbai Marathon in 2004 and today, the event is at the pinnacle of distance running in Asia and one of the top ten marathons in the world. Tata Mumbai Marathon is an aspirational event for amateur runners across the country.
However, the increased demand and stricter timing cut off every year, results in over thousands of applications being rejected. In addition to this, owing to the limitations with existing infrastructure and facilities in Mumbai, the growth of participation is also restricted. Run as One aims to provide a platform to thousands of runners who dream to be a part of the Tata Mumbai Marathon, but physically cannot make it to Mumbai or are unable to meet any of the entry guidelines.
The virtual run in its true sense will transcend geographical boundaries, galvanize and encourage many more to run and experience the magic of the Tata Mumbai Marathon. We encourage you to register online with family and friends and participate together, in this unique initiative. Without being physically present on the start line – you can virtually touch and feel the spirit of TMM 2020, from wherever you are.
To participate, logon to the tatamumbaimarathon.procam.in/run-as-one and register with a nominal fee of Rs 99 for any of the three categories. Post registration download the ASICS Runkeeper App and join the TMM Run as One challenge corresponding to the chosen distance.
Vivek Singh, Jt. Managing Director, Procam International said, “The launch of the virtual run is a brilliant confluence of the spirit of sport and the power of technology. With this virtual run, we have opened up the Tata Mumbai Marathon to thousands across the country, irrespective of geographical boundaries and course limitations. The event has had many firsts in its cap; today we are delighted to add yet another feather in its plume, by launching the official virtual marathon of the event. We wish all our runners a good race, we are sure it will continue to inspire you to #BeBetter.”