Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad, inaugurates Marathon Expo & SportExpo India 2017

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Hyderabad, 18th August 2017: Hyderabad Runners Society and Bharti Airtel together with the Govt. of Telangana inaugurated the Marathon Expo for the 7th Edition of the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon. The 3-day Marathon Expo is being held along with SportExpo India 2017, India’s Premier Sport Expo featuring latest Sports, Fitness & Wellness Products and Services being organized by HITEX Exhibition Center in partnership with Hyderabad Runners.

Prof. Appa Rao Podile, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad – Airtel Hyderabad Marathon graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and inaugurated the Marathon Expo and SportExpo India 2017. All registered runners in the Airtel Hyderabad Marathon 2017 race across 4 categories will collect their BIB and kit bags. Runners registered for Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K runs can collect their bibs on August 18 between 12.00 pm to 8pm & between 10 am to 6 pm on August 19; while runners registered for 5K Run need to collect on August 18 only between 12.00 pm to 8pm.

SportExpo India 2017 is a premium and exclusive 3-day event on Sports, India’s Premier Sport Expo featuring latest Sports, Fitness & Wellness Products and Services at HITEX Exhibition Center. The Expo is specifically designed to showcase all of the latest technology, sports equipment, facilities, services and nutrition to help individuals and fitness enthusiasts to enhance their health and lifestyles and there are Over 100 reputed brands; products and services on display with interactive sessions and Sports Arena.

The Government of Telangana is actively supporting the annual sporting event organized by the Hyderabad Runners Society, which celebrated its completion of 10 years. The 2017 edition of this annual sporting extravaganza will be held on 19th & 20th August 2017 with active participation expected to be more than 20,000 runners. The Airtel Hyderabad Marathon has encouraged participation by the State Police, Paramilitary Police & the Armed Forces in the event.

The curtain raiser – 5K Run is on Saturday August 19th and Marathon on Sunday – August 20th 2017, the 10K, Half Marathon (21.095 km) & Full Marathon (42.195 km) will take place. The marathon route will traverse the important landmarks in the city giving the runners a picturesque view of the Hussain Sagar Lake, IT & Knowledge hub of HiTec City & Gachibowli while spreading the healthy lifestyle theme among Hyderabad denizens.