The response for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon, to be run on January 19, 2014 has made all the stakeholders happy. But the fatigue factor was touched upon by Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Standard Chartered, at a press conference here on Wednesday. He said that nearly 80 per cent of beneficiaries from charity depended on this single event and urged the people of the city to raise more money for the needy.
Adille Sumariwalla, President, Athletics Federation of India (AFI), agreed with the title sponsor’s view. The event has so far raised Rs. 100 crore for charity.
Around 39,510 runners have registered for the 11th edition that will be run with a catch line ‘good deed marathon.’ The sponsor has increased the total prize money to $360,000, announced a total of bonus of $15,000 and Rs. one lakh for Indian course records. The top Indian male and female finishers will receive Rs. 5 lakh each. The race will be telecast live by STAR Sports.
The Full Marathon has received 3,600 entries, the Senior Citizens 1,360 and the Dream Run 20,150. Associate sponsor Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) will take part in a big way with 1,500 runners in different categories.