Schedule to be held on 5th January 2020

Vadodara gears up for 9th Edition of the MG Vadodara International Marathon schedule to be held on 5th January 2020. This year the event will carry along the message of Fit India Movement launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The marathon is adopting the cause of save water to support the nationwide Jal Shakti Abhiyaan. Para Athlete and Arjuna awardee Deepa Malik will be the Brand Ambassador for MGVM2020.

Continuing it’s tradition to make the city fit, the MG Vadodara International Marathon is once again ready to make the city run to stay healthy for a fit life. The marathon is an AIMS and AFI certified race and ranked in the top 10 of India’s marathon majors having a history of attracting elite and professional runners from all over the country as well as abroad. With over 1,00,000 registrations in the 2019 edition the MGVM has established itself as India’s largest city marathon and promises to be even larger in the 9th Edition.

With Fit India Movement and Jal Shakti Abhiyaan as their causes the MG Vadodara International Marathon 2020 also launched some fitness and brainstorming challenges for the people. These pre events will kick start the Josh before the race on first Sunday of 2020.

The MGVM2020 is launching this year’s edition with a lively exercise routine ‘The VaMo FitStep Challenge’, an initiative to take the #fitindiamovement to the masses reaching out to homemakers, to Corporate sectors, professionals, schools and institutes. This one minute exercise regime is beneficial, doable and can be readily adapted in the daily routine of all age groups.

Keeping in line with its tradition of SportsSeva-Swacchata MGVM adopt the cause of Save Water to support the nationwide Jal Shakti Abhiyaan initiated by the Prime Minister. To promote awareness, the MGVM2020 will soon host a online quiz for school children centred around this theme and the message of Fitness. The quiz will also be conducted on Radio Mirchi for the citizens of Vadodara.

MG Motor India has announced its third consecutive association with the 9th edition of the Vadodara International Marathon as its sponsor. By sponsoring
the event, the carmaker also aims to support and enhance awareness about the local civic and social causes undertaken by the Vadodara Marathon. The event is also of great strategic importance for the MG brand, as it takes place in the close geographical proximity of its manufacturing facility in Halol, Gujarat.

Speaking about the upcoming marathon, Rajeev Chaba, President and Managing Director MG Motor India said, “As an organisation, MG India is built on four core pillars of diversity, innovation, experiences, and community. Our third consecutive partnership with the Vadodara Marathon underlines our commitment to promoting healthy living and fitness in the community. We are also proud to promote and celebrate the spirit of running, fitness, and healthy living as the sponsor of a landmark event in the national sporting calendar. The turnout for the last two editions has been marvellous and we are expecting a bumper crowd for the Vadodara Marathon 2020 as well. We look forward to a continued partnership in the years to come and build awareness around key aspects of a well-rounded, healthy society.”

MG Vadodara International Marathon has been invited to be part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors Wanda Age Group Qualifying Events giving runners a chance to win World Ranking Points. With this entry the MGVM 2020 enters an elite group of international marathons which include the Tokyo, Boston, Virgin Money London, BMW BERLIN, Bank of America Chicago and TCS New York City Marathons.

The MG Vadodara International Marathon also aims to set new benchmarks in runner’s comfort by introducing more medical booths, upgraded after race recovery zones and more monitoring stations. With a thrust on outstation runners the team is also working on ways for comfortable stay options.

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