Held in association with project Nanhi Kali, to support primary education for the Indian girl child
Chennai, November 12th, 2017: The 5th edition of the MWC Marathon was held in Mahindra World City, Chennai today, and saw participation from more than 3500 persons, who came together to run for the aid of girl child in India. The MWC Marathon began at 5.30 am at the ground near the Paranur Railway station and continued through the green environs of MWC Chennai. The 21Km marathon was flagged off by Dr. Shylendra Babu IPS, ADGP - Railway, 10Km by Mr. V.P Jeyaseelan, Sub Collector- Chengalpet, 5Km by Mr. B S Rao, Managing Director, Novares India Automotive Private Limited and the 1Km Fun Run by Sangeeta Prasad, CEO, Integrated Cities and Industrial Clusters, Mahindra Lifespace Developers Ltd.
First, second and third ranked male and female winners in the 21 Km and 10 Km races won cash prizes worth Rs. 2.5 lakh in total, along with air ambulance subscriptions and other freebies. All participants were conferred medals and certifications upon completion of the run.
Part of the proceeds from MWC Marathon will be donated to Nanhi Kali. The annual MWC Marathon is held in aid of the girl child, in association with Project Nanhi Kali, an initiative that provides primary education to underprivileged girls in India, and is jointly managed by the K. C. Mahindra Education Trust and Naandi Foundation.