The idea for the modern marathon was inspired by the legend of an ancient Greek messenger who raced from the site of Marathon to Athens, a distance of about 40 kilometers, with the news of an important Greek victory over an invading army of Persians in 490 B.C. After making his announcement, the exhausted messenger collapsed and died. To commemorate his dramatic run and tragic death, the distance of the 1896 Olympic marathon, the first organised marathon, was set at 40 kilometers.
At Smile Foundation, we believe in the power of running to transform lives, one stride at a time. Smile Foundation is an active participant in three marathons, namely, Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon (VDHM), Tata Mumbai Marathon (TMM), and TCS 10K Bengaluru Marathon. After all, it’s always a good idea to participate in a marathon for social cause.
Your participation as a Corporate partner will help us gift the invaluable treasure of dignified lives through a lifecycle approach via education, healthcare, and livelihood interventions, empowering them to break free from the shackles of poverty and lack of opportunities.
As your employees run alongside fellow compassionate souls, they will experience the unmatched blend of adrenaline rush and contentment that comes from fulfilling social responsibility. Their strides will echo with laughter and joy as they make a difference in the lives of those less fortunate.
The Delhi Half Marathon has evolved into the most anticipated sporting and social extravaganza of the capital city, uniting Delhi like never before. This extraordinary event has provided people from all walks of life with a common platform to celebrate the indomitable human spirit.
The Mumbai Marathon may conclude within a few fleeting hours, but its impact on lives is truly transformative, resonating long after the event. It brings together diverse corporates, celebrities, and individuals, all running with a passion for various noble causes.
In recent years, running in India has experienced exponential growth, and at the forefront of this movement is Bengaluru. This vibrant city proudly boasts the largest community of runners in the country. Across different age categories, Bengaluru runners have been securing victories at major...