PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon 2015 returns with over 3500 people already registering for the same from across the country. The 4th edition of this popular event‚ which adds glamour and excitement to Satara‚
4th edition of this popular event will be held on September 6‚ 2015
PNB MetLife’s brand mascot ‘Snoopy’ will be a popular attraction at the Marathon
PNB MetLife extends its ‘Play for Happiness’ platform to engage with the participants
Already received over 3500 registrations
The registrations have been extended till June 15th due to popular demand
Marathon Training Workshop launched
Satara‚ June 10‚ 2015: PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon 2015 returns with over 3500 people already registering for the same from across the country. The 4th edition of this popular event‚ which adds glamour and excitement to Satara‚ has been sponsored by PNB MetLife‚ among the leading life insurance companies‚ and will be held on Sunday‚ the 6th September 2015. Internationally recognized and much loved by the rapidly growing running community of India‚ the PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon 2015 draws participants from cities all over India‚ as well as International runners from around the world. Due to popular demand‚ the dates for Local as well as Online registration have been extended till 15th June 2015.
To kick off the pre-event activities and help the runners‚ the organizers announced the launch of the Marathon Training Workshop to be held on Sunday‚ the 14th June 2015 from 9 am till 12 pm. The workshop will help with training tips for the seasoned as well the first time runners and will also be useful for people who have not yet registered or are apprehensive about not being able to run the distance. The workshop will be conducted by renowned running and fitness experts from Mumbai and Pune at the Y.C College of Science‚ Satara. The registered runners are expected to start their 12 weeks training schedule from the 15th of June 2015.
Speaking on the occasion XXXX (from SHM)‚ “This is our 4th year in running and we are delighted with the support from PNB MetLife to help us with this iconic event. I appeal to all the residents of Satara to register in large numbers and attend the free Training Workshop to prepare for the same. This year we have had an overwhelming response and due to shortage of hotel rooms in Satara‚ we are helping the participants with accommodation in Wai‚ Panchgani‚ Mahabaleshwar‚ Karad‚ etc.″
Mr Subhashish Acharya‚ Chief Distribution Officer‚ PNB MetLife said‚ “PNB MetLife has been associated with health and happiness creating opportunities for families and friends to come together and engage in a fun yet competitive environment. We have just concluded our Badminton Championships and now we are delighted to be associated with the marathon in Satara. As a brand we co-relate physical fitness with fiscal fitness and under the aegis of our platform ‘Play for Happiness’ we promote healthy living.″
The event is being organised by the Marathon Association Satara and is recognised by the IAAF (International Amateur Athletic Federation). It is one of the few Marathon events in the country to have the distinction of being a member of the AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance races). The Associate / Gold Sponsors for the event are DSK GROUP and GOVIND MILK.
The enthusiasm for the event has reached a feverish pitch among outstation participants. The Organisers have given a hefty concession to local runners for registration‚ as well as announced special prizes for Local Satara Runners in the prestigious and challenging Half Marathon Category to promote “Running for Health and Happiness″. The registration forms for local runners are available at Suryaprabha Hospital‚ Radhika Road ; Satara Communications ‚ Powai naka and 100 Kps ‚ Kesarkar Peth.
PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is one of the fastest growing life insurance companies in the country having as its shareholders‚ MetLife International Holdings Inc. (MIHI)‚ Punjab National Bank Limited (PNB)‚ Jammu & Kashmir Bank Limited (JKB)‚ M. Pallonji and Company Private Limited and other private investors‚ with MIHI and PNB being the majority shareholders. PNB MetLife was previously known as MetLife India Insurance Company Limited and has been present in India since 2001.