PNB MetLife’s Satara Hill Half Marathon supports ‘Be a Hero’ theme for the seventh edition of the race

PNB MetLife’s Satara Hill Half Marathon supports ‘Be a Hero’ theme for the seventh edition of the race

The theme celebrates the resolute spirit of marathon runners

Mumbai, August 31, 2018: PNB MetLife, one of India’s leading private life insurers, is all set to kick off its seventh edition of the PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon (PSHHM), on September 02, 2018.

Held in the sprawling hills of the beautiful city of Satara, the run is a 3 times consecutive winner of the Guinness Book of World Records for “Most people in a mountain run on a Single Mountain” and is also recommended among the best 50 races in the world.

Each year the marathon brings forth a theme that defines the season. Tagged ‘Be a Hero’ this year’s season celebrates the spirit of runners by motivating them to perform better every day. The theme highlights the runner’s courage and determination to face challenges and rise above the impossible.

Nipun Kaushal, Chief Marketing Officer, PNB MetLife, says “We strongly believe in the well-being of individuals and have been actively promoting health and fitness through various sports events. Under our `Health for Happiness’ initiative we aim to create fit communities and hence the association with running. This year the theme for the PNB MetLife Satara Hill Half Marathon (PSHHM) is ‘Be a Hero’. Through this we support the spirit of our runners, their fearless attitude and determination to complete one of the most challenging marathons in the world.”

PNB MetLife supports Satara Runners Foundation, a non-profit organization run by enthusiasts from the local community, who are instrumental in organizing the marathon. From 2,618 participants in 2015, to 4,081 in 2016 and 4,801 in 2017, this year we have received an overwhelming response with 6,553 registrations. Every year we witness huge participation from international runners coming in from Kenya, Ethiopia, EU, the Middle-East, South East Asia, and Australia.

Sujeet Jagdhane, President, Satara Runners Foundation says, “We are pleased to organize an event that upholds the concept of healthy living among all individuals. Through ‘Be a Hero,’ we are celebrating the never-die spirit that runners manifest.”

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About PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited
PNB MetLife India Insurance Company Limited (PNB MetLife) is a joint venture between 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. IRDAI Registration No. 117

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