JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, part of Marriott International, will host the ‘Run to Give’ charity run in Bangalore on September 22, 2019. JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru will join other Marriott International hotels across 23 countries and territories concurrently in the Asia Pacific for this fund-raising initiative. Ever since the event inaugurated in 2014, ‘Run to Give’ has become an integral part of the company’s tradition in cultivating a people-first environment that promotes associate well-being and drives its people to care for the communities where they do business.
Thirteen Hotels from the Marriott International in Bangalore will come together to raise funds for Marriott home, one of the pioneering efforts of Rising Star Outreach of India in support of Leprosy Victims. There will be around 1200 enthusiastic participants. Besides the General Managers and other hotels’ staffs, citizens of Bengaluru can also join the run and support the cause. What makes it even more special is, this landmark event will be flagged off by famous tennis player Rohan Bopanna, Woman Olympian & Arjuna Awardee Reeth Abraham and veteran footballer Sunil Chetri.
Ranju Alex, Market Vice President, South India & Sri Lanka, Marriott International said, “This initiative is aimed at bringing all our associates and senior leadership team across Marriott International portfolio under one roof for a noble cause, which is to touch more lives and give back to the community. Since the time we started Run to Give, we have been witnessing a great response year on year from the general public apart from the Marriott family. We look forward to seeing more participation in order to make this year’s Run for Charity a big success”.
“The annual charity run is a key activity of our company’s TakeCare programme that empowers associates to live our culture. Through the programme, we encourage our associates to take care of their physical well-being, while providing them with the opportunity to be part of a community that respects, shares kindness and contributes to a more compassionate world,” said Regan Taikitsadaporn, Chief Human Resources Officer, Marriott International Asia Pacific.
The run will be flagged off at 07:00 am and finished at JW Lawns covering a radius of 5km around the plush Cubbon Park. The route aims to offer participants different perspectives of the local community they live and work in. The event will be followed by an elaborate open-air breakfast with fun eggs live station, dosa live station, music and a buffet of healthy breakfast.
Some of the renowned brands associated with this great cause are Farm Food – Organic Eggs, Bare Necessity, RAW Pressery, Yoga Bars, Fast & Up Nutrition, Jean Claude Beguine, Core Fitness Station, The Thick Shake Factory, AVA Water etc.
This event has a registration fee of INR 500 for the associates and INR 1000 for outsiders. As part of the registration package, participants will receive a T-shirt, bottled water, etc.
Last year, “Run to Give” took place in 109 locations across the Asia Pacific, which involved more than 10,500 associates from 546 properties with nearly 36,700 runners participating, raising over US$400,000 supporting non-profit partners, selected local charities across the Asia Pacific as well as contributed towards Marriott disaster relief efforts. With a growing hotel footprint underpinned by the strength of its associates, Marriott International aims to continue creating a lasting positive impact on the local communities it serves, guided by its social impact and sustainability platform, Serve 360: Doing Good in Every Direction.