Over 15k runners to participate for the 2nd edition IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon 2017”

Over 15k runners to participate for the 2nd edition IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon 2017”

Over 15k runners to participate for the 2nd edition IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon 2017

 Sachin donates 100 pairs of shoes to encourage running and fitness

 Chennai, July 28, 2017: 

After the successful inaugural edition of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon, India’s leading life insurance company today announced their 2nd edition. Over 15k enthusiastic runners will line up on race day on August 20, 2017. Runners will soak in the architectural delights ofaamchi Mumbai, as they chart the course along the famed majestic  structures of South Mumbai. The run will be flagged off by face of the event, Mumbai’s very own, Sachin Tendulkar from Kala Ghoda on Sunday, August 20, 2017. 

The registrations have been extended until July 30, 2017. The Expo will be open at Mumbai University, Kalina Campus in Santacruz from August 18, 2017 to August 19, 2017, where participants can come to collect their bibs and running kits. 

On this occasion, VighneshShahane, CEO, IDBI Federal Life Insurance said “Last year when we debuted with the half marathon, we wanted to give a positive spin to life insurance. We aim to celebrate life insurance by making it synonymous to health, fitness and well-being. Running today is firmly established as a culture in India, with more participation across various marathons in different cities. We at IDBI Federal Life Insurance wanted to create a journey for these enthusiasts; and today we have marathons in four major cities in India, namely Mumbai, New Delhi, Kochi, Kolkata, and are delighted to see more and more people being conscious of their health and fitness.”

Face of the event, Sachin Tendulkar said “

The enthusiasm and energy seen is incredible; from youngsters to 70 year olds each one is motivated to reach the finish line at their own pace. It’s not the pace, but the participation that is important and that makes one a true champion. I congratulate the IDBI Federal Life Insurance for taking the initiative to create awareness about the need for a healthy lifestyle. I envision a fitter tomorrow for India. I request everyone to make efforts to keep yourself and your family fit, this will change the nation;will make it fitter, better and healthier.”

On the occasion Race Director, NagarajAdiga said,

“It’s not only about the race day, the preparation begins 5 months prior. We start with the Inaugural run, and this year we had more than 3000 participants, followed by four training runs which had a marvellous turn-out with registrations closing on the first day itself. The response we received for the 24-hour stadium run was fantastic; there were 100 teams, with 60 people running for 24 hours. Mumbai runners have always given a great response to the marathon, this year the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon registrations have crossed the 20,000 mark


The event was graced by 21 Star Runners of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Marathon, who come from different walks of life, but share a common passion for running. From 77 year old Khushroo Patel to Shibani, the first kidney transplant survivor to complete a 21k marathon; the launch conference displayed runners who are passionate to develop their running capabilities for a better fitter future. Husband – wife runner duo Sunil Shetty and SangitaShetty who have been running various ultra-marathons are about to make their mark in the Guinness Book Of World Records for being the first couple to run a 48 hour ultra-marathon.

Along with the launch, IDBI Federal Life Insurance announced their support for an initiative in donating shoes. Footwear being an essential requirement for any runner, IDBI Federal Life Insurance in partnership with the Mumbai Road Runners will provide running shoes to talented runners in need of footwear. Sachin Tendulkar kick-started the initiative by donating running shoes to five runners identified by Mumbai Road Runners. Sachin also donated 100 pairs of shoes on behalf of himself and his family to Green Soles with an aim to provide basic footwear to the underprivileged sections of the society. Sachin is the face of all four marathons organized by IDBI Federal Life Insurance Marathons i.e. Mumbai, New Delhi, Kolkata and Kochi.

About IDBI Federal Life Insurance

IDBI Federal Life Insurance is one of India’s growing life insurance companies and offers a diverse range of wealth management, protection and retirement solutions to individual and corporate customers.

IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd is a joint-venture of IDBI Bank, India’s premier development and commercial bank, Federal Bank, one of India’s leading private sector banks and Ageas, a multinational insurance giant based out of Europe.

Having commenced operations in 2008, IDBI Federal was able to achieve breakeven within just 5 years; the Company’s passion for innovation and growth helped it achieve this feat.

Through a nationwide network of 2,964 branches of IDBI Bank and Federal Bank, and a sizeable network of advisors and partners, IDBI Federal Life Insurance has achieved presence across the length and breadth of the country. As on March 31, 2017, the company has issued nearly 10.29 lakh policies with a sum assured of over Rs. 58,653.76 crore. IDBI Federal Life Insurance has total assets under management of 6,090 crore and a robust capital base of over 800 crore, as on March 31, 2017.  

About the sponsors of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd

IDBI Bank Ltd. continues to be, since its inception, India’s premier industrial development bank. It came into being as on July 01, 1964 to support India’s industrial backbone. Today, it is amongst India’s foremost commercial banks, with a wide range of innovative products and services, serving retail and corporate customers in all corners of the country from 1717 branches and 3000 ATMs. The Bank offers its customers an extensive range of diversified services including project finance, term lending, working capital facilities, lease finance, venture capital, loan syndication, corporate advisory services and legal and technical advisory services to its corporate clients as well as mortgages and personal loans to its retail clients. As part of its development activities, IDBI Bank has been instrumental in sponsoring the development of key institutions involved in India’s financial sector – National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE) and National Securities Depository Ltd, SHCIL (Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd), CARE (Credit Analysis and Research Ltd). To know more, visit www.idbibank.com

Federal Bank 

is one of India’s leading private sector banks, with a dominant presence in the state of Kerala. It has a strong network of over 1,247 branches and 1,485 ATMs spread across India. The bank provides over four million retail customers with a wide variety of financial products. Federal Bank is one of the first large Indian banks to have an entirely automated and interconnected branch network. In addition to interconnected branches and ATMs, the Bank has a wide range of services like Internet Banking, Mobile Banking, Tele Banking, Any Where Banking, debit cards, online bill payment and call centre facilities to offer round the clock banking convenience to its customers. The Bank has been a pioneer in providing innovative technological solutions to its customers and the Bank has won several awards and recommendations. To know more, visit www.federalbank.co.in

Ageas is an international insurance group with a heritage spanning 190 years. Ranked among the top 20 insurance companies in Europe, Ageas has chosen to concentrate its business activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the largest share of the global insurance market. These are grouped around four segments: Belgium, United Kingdom, Continental Europe and Asia and served through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and partnerships with strong financial institutions and key distributors around the world. Ageas operates successful partnerships in Belgium, the UK, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal, Turkey, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand and has subsidiaries in France, Hong Kong and the UK. Ageas is the market leader in Belgium for individual life and employee benefits, as well as a leading Non-Life player through AG Insurance. In the UK, Ageas is the sixth largest Non-Life insurer with a number 3 position in cars insured and has a strong presence in the over 50’s market. Ageas employs more than 13,000 people in the consolidated entities and over 30,000 in the non-consolidated partnerships, and has annual inflows of more than EUR 23 billion. To know more, visit www.ageas.com