Bounty of INR 10 lakhs set aside for national record
Pune: The Bajaj Allianz Pune Half Marathon (BAPHM) is set to make a grand comeback with its third edition announced for November 27, 2022 and registrations for which have begun in full swing.
This year, the event has also declared a prize money of approximately INR 28 lakhs, up from INR 21 lakhs in the second edition, to be won across its race categories.
The BAPHM promotes Indian runners and so all prize monies are reserved for Indian citizens only.
After a pandemic induced hiatus of two years, the marquee event of Pune’s long distance running is making a comeback with a bang. The race has also come up with an INR 10 lakh bounty for national records in the half marathon category, for both men and women.
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The BAPHM features primarily four categories, which include the half marathon (21.1 km), a 10 km run, a 5 km run and a 3 km (family and fun) run.
Sharing his thoughts on the official announcement of the third edition of the BAPHM, Mr. Vikas Singh, CEO APG Running and Fitpage, said, “It gives us immense pleasure to announce the return of the BAPHM, the most spectacular and eagerly awaited road-running event of the city. We promise our participants, volunteers and spectators that their wait of two years will be made worthwhile with a best-in-class experience this year. Also for the first-time, we are introducing the fitpage app, a robust technology driven endurance-first platform, for the participants of the BAPHM. This will ensure that participants understand their current fitness levels better and start training using methods that are best suited for each individual. We are confident that the third BAPHM is destined for a grand success.”
The first edition of the BAPHM saw over 15,000 registrations and the second, held back in 2019, saw more than 20,000 running enthusiasts participate. While multiple Olympic medallist Dr. Jack Daniels and legendary American distance runner Ryan Hall associated with the BAPHM in its first edition, Kenyan Janet Cherobon-Bawcom, the 2011 Boston Half Marathon Champion, was the brand ambassador in the second edition.