Hyderabad: The Freedom Hyderabad 10K Run powered by ACT Fibrenet organized by the Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation in association with Freedom Refined Sunflower oil, powered by ACT Fibrenet and presented by Lalithaa Jewellery was a grand success with over 12000+ runners participating and finishing the run. The event was conceived and delivered to promote running as the primary form of fitness. The event showcased an aerial performance (Helio Angel Dance) which had talented artist performing aerial acrobatics which left the audience spell bound. The act was performed at the break of the dawn making it look divine and mesmerizing.
The Helio Angel handed over the flag to Mr. Mahender Reddy ,DGP, Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary, Dr.B.Janardhan Reddy Municipal Administration at Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration, along with Cine Stars Sai Dharam Tej, Mehreen pirzada & film producer Dil Raju to flagoff the race. Starting with a loop around the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake Necklace Road in Hyderabad the run saw active participation from people from all walks of life.The Organizing committee members, Dr. Murali Nannapaneni- Race Director, Freedom 10K Run, Mr. P. Chandra Shekhara Reddy, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil India, Mr. Partha Biswas, COO, Act Fibernet, Dr. M. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Lalithaa Jewellery Mart Pvt Ltd, Mr. Raj Pakala, CEO, Events Now along with other dignitaries were seen mingling with the crowd and motivating the runners who came from across the Nation.
The Freedom 10K run witnessed overwhelming participation with more than 12,000 runners making their presence felt in the 10K race. Runners were seen stretching and warming up in preparation for the flag off at the start point. The atmosphere was excitingly charged with a sportive feel, people of all ages from the young to the old gathered at the venue with their sprightly gear all blended up for the occasion. Top three finishers in different categories (men & women) were awarded cash prizes and all finishers received Finisher Medals. Also the leading group participants and #ReasontoRun trophies were presented at the glittering ceremony post the event with “The Black Sheep” band entertaining the audience with some lively music.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Murali Nannapaneni- Race Director, Freedom Hyderabad 10K Run said: “I congratulate the winners and thank all the participants; I would also like to thank the organizers, sponsors and the local administration for organizing and putting on such a grand Show at Hyderabad. This is a wonderful initiative to promote sports, wellness and health for the citizens of Hyderabad and the state of Telangana. We are happy to witness such massive participation in Freedom 10K Run. The objective of the event is to create awareness about wellness. I am overjoyed to witness this run helping create a platform for celebrating Hyderabad on the world map as a potential venue for national and international athletic events.”
According to Mr. P. Chandra Shekhara Reddy, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil said: “We are proud and happy to see such overwhelming response for Freedom 10K run. We congratulate all the winners and thank all the participants and enthusiastic citizens who came to cheer the runners. Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil is also proud to present the discerning Hyderabad audience with the first ever ‘Helio Angel Act’ and sincerely wish you all had a great time. “
Adding to this Mr. Partha Biswas, COO, Act Fibernet said, “We are delighted to partner with the Freedom Hyderabad 10K Run for the first time and humbled by the overwhelming response to the event. We congratulate all the winners and applaud the organizers for putting up the fantastic show.”
Dr. M. Kiran Kumar, Chairman, Lalithaa Jewellery Mart Pvt Ltd added: “The Race provided a much needed platform for runners of all levels from the Hyderabad and throughout Telangana and the rest of India. We are thankful for the fantastic response from everyone.”
According to Mr. Raj Pakala, CEO, Events Now said “It was pleasure organising the 15th edition of 10k Run, I thank all the sponsors, Partners & Participants for making this event a huge success”