Mumbai: State Bank of India (SBI), country’s largest financial services group announced the launch of its third edition of SBI Green Marathon which is going to use bio-degradable and recyclable material. With this, the event will become a zero-waste event.
After significant success of the first two editions of SBI Green Marathon, the third edition would witness participants running to spread awareness about the importance of cleaner and greener society.
SBI General Insurance is going to be the health partner for SBI Green Marathon whereas SBI Life and SBI Mutual Funds are also significantly contributing to this cause.
The 15 city marathon event will start from Sep15, in Lucknow followed by Guwahati, Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Patna, Jaipur and concluding in Chandigarh on Mar 1. The run category for SBI Green Marathon would include 5K, 10K and 21K.
“With a deep commitment to environmental protection and sustainable development, we are delighted to step into yet another milestone with the third edition of SBI Green Marathon. We, once again call upon all to join hands with us and come together to run for a clean and healthy future,” Alok Kumar Chaudhary, Deputy Managing Director (Human Resources), SBI.
The “Run for Green” theme of this marathon event recognizes every participating individual as agents of change for a greener globe. All the participants will be given organic t-shirts to promote a healthy and greener city.
Even the runners’ bib would consist of seeds which can be planted after the Marathon.