Wipro partners Sydney running festival

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 11, 2012 13:42 hrs

Sydney/Bangalore, Sept 11 (IBNS): Information Technology major Wipro Technologies on Tuesday announced its association with the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival 2012 (BSRF) for the second consecutive year, as the IT partner.

This iconic running event will be hosted on Sunday and will attract over 35,000 participants from across Australia, including Blackmores Sydney Running Ambassador and cricket great Glenn McGrath, who will be participating in the Blackmores Half Marathon.

The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival has raised $9.6 million since its inception and this year the Reach Foundation, a national organization, has joined hands with Wipro to make a positive impact in the lives of young Australians.

Suchira Iyer, CMO, IT Business, Wipro Ltd., said: "A marathon is a celebration of the human spirit, the coming together of communities and the toughest show of individual endurance and tenacity. So we wish all the participants good luck and although there will be winners in the end, we hope that everyone will have accomplished a new milestone."

Wayne Larden, Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Race Director, said, "We are pleased to welcome Wipro for their continued support as our IT sponsor for this iconic event. We look forward to their technological support and expertise that will elevate the race day experience for all the participants."

'The Wipro Team Challenge' returns this year to the festival, with an aim to promote participation in the race and encourage team spirit and camaraderie.

Teams of three or more can take part in the race and the winners of this event will be the proud recipient of the 'Wipro Team Challenge' trophy.

At the onset of 'The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival' Wipro will also launch a Facebook app that will run Wipro's first online marathon contest.

The contest will be open to all starting September 12 and will close on the September 20.

Runners of the marathon will find their way across the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Rocks, Centennial Parklands and CBD en-route to the world famous finish line at the Sydney Opera House in one of four fantastic events.

The proceedings of the Blackmores Sydney half marathon will kick off at 6.30 a.m., followed by the Blackmores Sydney wheel chair marathon at 7.25 a.m., and then the Blackmores Sydney full marathon at 7.30am.

The Sunday Telegraph family fun run will take place at 7.55 a.m., concluding with The Sunday Telegraph body +soul bridge run at 9.00am.

The highlights of the Blackmores Sydney Festival are as below:

. Blackmores Sydney Marathon, 42.195 Km course

. Blackmores Half Marathon, 21.0975 Km course

. The Sunday Telegraph body+soul Bridge Run, 9 Km course

. The Sunday Telegraph Family Fun Run, 3.5 Km course

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