With the remarkable success of the inaugural edition of SBI Green Marathon, the commercial bank announces the launch of its 2nd season. In its second edition, this mega event will be held in 15 cities across the country pledging for a greener future. The event is going to be a zero-waste event and is expected to witness close to 75,000 participants who will run to spread awareness about the importance of cleaner and greener globe.
SBI General Insurance is going to be the health partner for SBI Green Marathon whereas SBI Life, SBI Mutual Funds and SBI Cards are also significantly contributing to this cause. The 15 city marathon event will start from September 30, 2018 in New Delhi followed by Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Trivandrum, Guwahati, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Patna and concluding in Jaipur on March 4, 2019. The run category for this fiscal’s SBI Green Marathon would include 5K, 10K and 21K.
Prashant Kumar, DMD & CFO, SBI said, “We hope for maximum participation from across the country which in-turn will help us achieve the goal of a greener future.” The “Run for Green” theme of this marathon event recognizes every participating individual as agents of change for a greener globe. All the participants will be given organic t-shirts to promote healthy and greener city. Even the runners’ bib would consist of seeds which can be planted after the Marathon. Also bio-degradable and recyclable material is to be used by the bank making this a zero waste event.