Over 4000 runners from all across Mumbai and beyond participated in the Juhu Half Marathon, running through the scenic Juhu and Juhu Beach areas with Hrithik Roshan & Harbhajan Singh as brand ambassadors. The marathon was flagged off by Kunal Kapoor, Vatsal Seth, Darasingh Khuraa, Sujay Jairaj of Jamnabai Narsee School, and District Governor of the Rotary District 3141, Mr.Prafull Sharma among other dignitaries. Bharat Kapadia of Get Fit Thru Sports Foundation and Ujwal Andhari - President, Rotary Club of Bombay Aiport also graced the occasion.
|Vatsal Sheth Darasing Khurana and Kunal Kapoor with the Juhu Half with the men on behind the Juhu Malf Marathon|
The marathon was divided into three race events of 21km, 10km & an untimed race of 4km - all starting from the Joggers Park, opposite Jamnabai Narsee School. The route was through the tree-covered JVPD bylanes crossing the iLoveMumbai sign, JW Marriott, Juhu Promenade to the newly renovated Lions Garden towards Bandra National College & back for the 21km & a variant of the same for 10km & 4km — all the three getting to run upto & beyond the Juhu promenade. The race culminated at the starting point, that is the Joggers Park.
Said Bharat Kapadia of Get Fit Thru Sports Foundation and Ujwal Andhari – President, Rotary Club of Bombay Airport who have promoted the event through various initiatives, “The aim of the marathon is to inspire people across all age groups to get active and take up sports to maintain and enhance fitness.” Echoed Ujwal Andhari – President, Rotary Club of Bombay Airport, “We are highly grateful to the fitness enthusiast community in supporting us and inspiring several others to participate in the marathon — we had a fairly good level of first time/amateur runners along with the regular and in that we saw the popularity of this sport meeting our objective.”
The marathon also boasts of Dabur Honey as the presenting Sponsor of the Juhu Half Marathon, Motilal Oswal as the Investment Partner, Hrithik Roshan’s fitness brand HRX as the Fitness Partner, Nanavati Super Speciality Hospital as the Medical Partner, Bisleri as the Hydration and Pedialyte as the Energy Drink Partner, Mahindra & Mahindra’s Thar as the Lead Car Sponsor, Imagica as the Entertainment Partner, among several others.
Every participant emerged a winner!
|Ujwal Andhari Rajeev Puri Kunal Kapoor Darasing Khurana Bharat Kapadia Vatsal Sheth at the Juhu Half Marathon|