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Registration for the Wipro Chennai Marathon 2015 opens today

The marathon, organised by Chennai Runners jointly with Wipro, will be held in the city on Sunday, December 13, 2015.

Runners at the 2014 edition of the Wipro Chennai Marathon

Chennai, India, August 14, 2015: Chennai Runners and Wipro are pleased to present the 4th edition of The Wipro Chennai MarathonWipro Limited is the title sponsor for the event, which will be held in the city on Sunday, December 13, 2015. 

Registrations for The Wipro Chennai Marathon 2015 are now open and participants can register online by visiting www.thewiprochennaimarathon.com.

TWCM, now in its fourth year, has seen nearly 30,000 runners participate in the past three editions. The marathon has grown steadily over the years and a total of 16000 runners are expected to take part this year. The event comprises three categories – a full marathon (42.195Kms), a half marathon (21.095Kms) and a 10Km run. TWCM has become a permanent December fixture in the city now, with runners from several cities congregating in Chennai to take part in this ‘for the runners, by the runners’ marathon. 

The Wipro Chennai Marathon is the brainchild of Chennai Runners, a passionate group that has been promoting running in Chennai for the past 9 years. Speaking on the occasion K.Harishankar, Race Director, TWCM2015, said, “We are happy to announce the fourth edition of Chennai’s marathon event. The support of our partners, the administration, citizens, runners and volunteers has been nothing short of wonderful in the past three editions. We are especially grateful to Wipro for supporting us in making this marathon one of the best in the country. We hope to put together a spectacular event this year and live up to the expectation of being one of the most runner-friendly events in the country”

Naveen Rajdev, Chief Marketing Officer, Wipro Limited said, “Over the past three years, The Wipro Chennai Marathon has evolved into an annual signature event of the city of Chennai.  Marathons celebrate passion, fortitude and endurance. These are also key attributes that are integral to Brand Wipro. It is a privilege for Wipro to be associated with this event and we look forward to an amazing race.”

The main objective behind organizing the annual marathon is to encourage citizens to adopt a healthy lifestyle through regular running and to also encourage various charitable causes through running and runners. As in the previous three editions, Wipro Limited is the title sponsor, while The Hindu and Adidas will continue their support for the event. United Way of Chennai will be the Charity Partner for TWCM 2015, and will drive several initiatives for fund raising.

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