Tata Mumbai Marathon welcomes HelpAge India as Institution Partner

Procam International, promoters of Asia’s prestigious Tata Mumbai Marathon, today announced its partnership with HelpAge India, an NGO that extensively works for the cause and care of Silvers, as the event’s Institution Partner. As part of this association, HelpAge India will directly work towards re-energizing the Senior Citizens Run category (4.2km).

The Senior Citizen Run as a category has been an integral part of the Tata Mumbai Marathon since its inception. Year on year, the category has gained more popularity, promoting active ageing. The 2020 edition of TMM will have a renewed fervor, with active outreach initiatives and incentives for participants, thus giving them an enhanced experience.

The journey of the Tata Mumbai Marathon for the past 16 years has been transformational. From starting a health & fitness revolution in the country to bringing the community together without discrimination on one common platform, to creating an equal chance for amateurs and elite runners alike to vie for glory, to becoming the single-largest fund-raising platform of Indian sport. Inclusivity in running has been a constant and this category has successfullybrought silvers to the centre-stage, and given them a platform to express themselves, showcase their enthusiasm and set an example for others to stay motivated. 

Founded in 1978, HelpAge India, aims to serve elder needs in a holistic manner, enabling them to live active, dignified and healthier lives. It advocates their needs such as for universal pension, quality healthcare, action against Elder Abuse at a national, state and societal level with Central and State governments. Along with promoting elder-friendly policies and monitoring the implementation thereof, it also works hand-in-hand with Senior Citizens Associations understanding elder needs by working with and for them. For HelpAge India details, please contact on 022-26370754/40 or mumbai@helpageindia.org

Mathew Cherian, CEO, HelpAge India, “One can achieve anything at any age, if they put their mind to it. HelpAge India believes for that to happen, one needs to stay healthy and active. If you take care of your mind and body, only then can you challenge yourself to Be Better than who you are and lead a healthy and qualitative life. The Senior Citizens’ Run promotes that very message, urging seniors to come out and enjoy themselves, challenge themselves. If you are active, you are healthy. With increasing age, our elders face a number of physical challenges, which also go on to affect them psychologically. It is therefore imperative that they remain active in their later years. Our motto for elders has always been ‘Get Active! Stay Active!’.HelpAge is very excited to come on board as Institution partner for TMM, this is a first for us in Mumbai. I encourage all senior citizens to put on their jogging shoes and join in Tata Mumbai Marathon, its ok to walk even if one can’t run. At the end of the day, age is just a number.”

On the association, Vivek Singh, Joint MD, Procam International, said, “The vibrancy and enthusiasm our seniors portray is an inspiration to us all, and motivates us to be a better version of ourselves. It is our privilege to have HelpAge as our Institution partner. Their association will boost the category, and serve as a beacon to get more silvers to participate. We look forward to seeing more silvers on the starting line in 2020!”

TMM 2020 is expected to witness 50,000 runners participating on the streets of Maximum City on Sunday, 19th January 2020.

TATA IN SPORTS 

Tata Group, a global enterprise with combined revenues of US $110.7 billion (2017-18), along with Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), one of the world’s leading IT services, consulting and business solutions organisations, are the title sponsor of the Tata Mumbai Marathon.

Sport has always been an integral part of the Tata group for over 75 years. Tatas association with multiple sports ranging from cricket, football, hockey, badminton, chess, athletics, mountaineering and motor racing, among others, has produced many award-winning sportspersons, helped the development of marginal communities and supported sporting teams, national and international events as well as training academies. The Tata Sports Club was set up in 1937 to encourage sports among its employee base across the country.

TCS is the sponsor of many premier global marathons across the world like the TCS New York City Marathon, the TCS Amsterdam Marathon, and the TCS Lidingloppet (the world’s largest cross-country run), and the technology partner of the marathons held in London, Chicago, and Boston — all part of the company’s effort to promote health and fitness in the communities, the world over. 

ABOUT PROCAM INTERNATIONAL

Since its inception in 1988, Procam International has been the driving force behind the growth and development of sports management in India. Envisioned by founders Anil and Vivek Singh, Procam, is one of the leading companies in holistic sports management, sports consultancy, and live television programming. With astute planning and exemplary execution, Procam has a track record of conceptualising and promoting over 100 international events, across disciplines -Powerboat Racing, Cricket, Football, Tennis, Distance Running, Squash, WWE, Horse Racing, Volleyball among others. These events have elicited the participation of the highest calibre of athletes, as well as huge public interest and attendance. 

Pioneers of the distance running movement in India, Procam International’s Big 4 –Tata Mumbai Marathon, Airtel Delhi Half Marathon, Tata Consultancy Services World 10K and Tata Steel Kolkata 25 K are global leaders in their respective distances. These events have ushered in a running revolution that has helped to re-define, the health, fitness and giving paradigm of our country.