* The marathon to be held from 12th February, 2021, 12 am to 14th February, 2021, 12 am
* To register log on towww.midnightmarathon.in
* Dates & Timings – Run Anytime / Anywhere from 12-14 February 2021
* The theme this year for the virtual marathon will be ‘Get on Your Feet – Help them stay on their Feet’
MyGate, India’s largest security and community management solution provider, today announced their partnership with Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor to host the much-awaited 14th edition of ‘MyGate Bengaluru Midnight Marathon’ – (BMM). The only midnight marathon in India, taking into consideration the current scenario this year, the run will be held virtually, thus providing an opportunity for enthusiasts from across the globe to participate from anywhere. The MyGate Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2020NE will be held between Feb. 11/12 midnight to 14/15 midnight, 2021. The funds collected will be used to support the education of underprivileged children.
Speaking about the association, Mr. Vijay Arisetty, Co-founder & CEO, MyGate, said, “We are extremely glad to support the long tradition of the Bangalore Midnight Marathon in this virtual edition. At MyGate, we see the betterment of the community as being at the very core of our operations and are glad that through the various initiatives of the Rotary Club, the impact of the run will resonate long after the races are over. There cannot be a better way to harness the power of community spirit”
Elaborating on the rationale behind the marathon, Dr. Satish Rudrappa, President, Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC) 2020-21, said, “BMM is the flagship fundraising event for RBITC’s social service projects. During this pandemic, Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC) has been at the forefront to support the affected with food, supplies, masks, tablets for students to study from home, online learning courses, school building construction, and much more. Service never stops. When times are tough, we need to do more. And, Together we can”.
“RBITC’s Bengaluru Midnight Marathon has received tremendous recognition since its inception and also has the distinction of being the only Marathon that happens at night. Conceptualised to celebrate the spirit of Bengaluru and its spirit of innovation, this year the Virtual MyGate BMM goes global, powered by our Virtual Platform partners, Feetapart. We believe that BMM will eventually become an embodiment of everything that stands for hope in each of us. I appeal to each and every one of you to Get on your Feet - Help them stay on their Feet.” added, Mr.Anil Danti, Chairman BMM 2020NE
Marathons have entrenched themselves as the single largest community sports event in the country in the recent years. In fact, the Midnight Marathon has the distinction of being one of them and has hosted international marathons from 2007-2019, with over 30,000 runners expected to participate virtually and globally this year.
The online registrations for the individual events of the MyGate Bengaluru Midnight Marathon have already kick started and participants can register online by logging onto www.midnightmarathon.in. MyGate residents can also register for the run through the MyGate application.
The key runs are:
1.JBL 5k Fun Run 5 kms.
2.Akamai Open 10k Run 10 kms.
3.Sakra Half Marathon 21.097 kms.
4.Rotary Full Marathon 42.195 Kms
5.Prime VP #FitnessStartupChallenge
About Bengaluru Midnight Marathon
Bengaluru Midnight Marathon is the flagship fundraising event conducted by Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor. At its heart, the initiative aims to create a platform to raise funds for health, education, social welfare and rural enlistment projects. And in its successive years, the marathon has remained true to its simple purpose. The first edition of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon was held on May 19th, 2007 and since then, more than 100,000 runners from across the world have taken part in the marathon.
About Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor
Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC) was formed in June 2006 with a mission to make a transformational and sustainable change in the quality of life in Bangalore and outside. It has in the last few years funded and implemented several projects in the area of primary health care and rural livelihood provision through vocational training programs, primary education by supporting government schools by organizing mid-day meal programs and scores of other charitable community services and environmental initiatives. One of the highlights being the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon, which is their biggest fundraiser and Asia's only marathon run at night.