Bangalore, December 8, 2023: More than 4000+ people across various categories participated in the hugely successful 10th Edition of the Thump! Celebration Bangalore Half Marathon and 10K, which was flagged off during the early hours of Sunday, 3rd December 2023. The Half Marathon, 10 km, and 5km Celebration Runs organized by “Life is Calling Sports” was flagged off amidst high energy and entertainment at the NICE Toll Plaza, adjacent to PESIT College, Nayandahalli Junction, Ring Road, Mysore Road.
The event supported the cause of Each1Educate1 foundation from Sathya Sai Grama which works towards providing education to the underprivileged. 100+ participants from the Each1Educate1 foundation participated with their donors who also volunteered with the foundation and participated enthusiastically. The team also announced that the Each1Educate1 foundation from Sathya Sai Grama was the world’s first institution to provide free medical education.
50 visually impaired participants also ran the 5K Relay run and 10K Run with guide runners. They enjoyed the inclusive run and the relay team stood 1st runners up. The visually impaired runners expressed happiness to be part of such a big event.
The first race of the morning, the Thump! The Half Marathon was flagged off by Mr. Ravi, ADGP – Principal Secretary Home at 5:45 in the morning.
The second race of the morning was the 10 km run which was flagged off by Filmmaker Mr. Amoghavarsha at 6.15 am.
The other races of the day included the 5km Celebration run participated by over 1500+ enthusiastic people including children and the elderly. There was also a senior citizen 5km walk, which received the maximum cheering from the crowd.
All the races were conducted with the RFID timing technology, which was used to record time for both the 10km and the Half Marathon. Timing chips were provided to Half Marathon and 10K participants to monitor their time.
Commenting on the event Mr. Sunil P.V, Race Director, Life is Calling Sports shared “We are really happy to see 4000+ people participating and supporting the cause. The event supported education for underprivileged and also inclusion by having visually impaired runners participate. We have received a lot of appreciation for the quality of the marathon conducted and hope to continue the same standards in the future.”
There were music bands, interesting dance performances performed at the Start / Finish line. There was also entertainment and performances happening along the running route to inspire the runners and keep the audiences and supporters cheering.
The other partners associated with the event included: Tour de Malnad Cycling, Brooks, Decathlon, Radio Indigo, and Hatti Kaapi amongst others.