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CHILDLINE India Foundation : Mumbai Marathon 2009MUMBAI was up and running on January 18, 2009 , the date of the Sixth edition of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon (SCMM). Participants lined up at the starting point outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in a show of unity and solidarity to bring the city together on the unified platform of sport.

CHILDLINE India Foundation : Mumbai Marathon 200935,000 Mumbaikars gathered together to run for their cause. The event showcases Mumbai from its determined spirit to its large heartedness 7 weeks after the tragic terror attacks. The full marathon has received 2,500 entries, while the half marathon a whopping 11,000. The senior citizens' run had 1,800 participants, while the wheelchair event 150 with 20,000 people had registered for the 'Dream Run'.

The race categories for the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2009 were:

CHILDLINE India Foundation : Mumbai Marathon 2009Full Marathon (42.195km); Half Marathon (21.097km); Dream Run (6km); Sr Citizens' Run (4.3km) and the Wheelchair Event (2.5km).

In support of CHILDLINE India Foundation:

7 teams of 30 committed participants ran in the Corporate Challenge category:

  • DSP Merill lynch
  • Axis Bank
  • Sanofi Aventis
  • L&T
  • Star TV
  • Tata AIG Life
  • Osians Art

Other Corporate Teams that supported CHILDLINE are :

  • Nickelodeon
  • Cross tabs
  • Ernst & Young
  • Future Generali
  • Bank of America

We also had 2 Dream Team Runners:

  • Sunil Rawlani
  • Shvetha Bhupathi

Other Individual runners who we salute for their commitment:

  • T J Mathews - Half Marathon
  • Linus Chhettiar - Full Marathon
  • Shashi Raghunandan - Half marathon
  • Aditi A Paradkar
CHILDLINE India Foundation : Mumbai Marathon 2009

Special efforts were made to encourage every participant to use the Marathon to support CHILDLINE. Presentations were made, for the Corporate Challenge teams giving them a clear overview about CHILDLINE and the process of Pledge Raising. We helped all our supporters in making their appeals, creating their i-page and reaching out to their friends and family from all corners of the world. The response was over whelming.

CHILDLINE India Foundation : Mumbai Marathon 2009

We thank all our supporters and salute their grit, determination and the spirit of their commitment to CHILDLINE, a cause which is close to their hearts.



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