Every year, thousands of runners participate in marathons across the country – some of them run as individuals, students from schools across the country, and some of them as corporate teams. Many run on behalf of NGOs across the country, standing for different causes.
Habitat for Humanity India is participating in these marathons alongside individuals, corporate teams and school students who believe with us that everyone deserves a decent place to live.
Marathons for the year 2018-19:
|Airtel Delhi Half Marathon||21st October 2018|
|TSK25 Kolkata Run||16th December 2018|
|Tata Mumbai Marathon||20th January 2019|
|TCS World 10K Bengaluru||19th May 2019|
The corporates that have supported us for the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon are below:
HDFC Life | Schindler India Pvt Ltd
The corporates that have supported us for the Tata Steel Kolkata 25k Run are below:
Genpact | Linkquest Telecom Ltd
The corporates that have supported us for the Tata Mumbai Marathon are below:
Future Generali India Insurance Company Ltd | GroupM Media India Pvt Ltd | HDFC Life | IndiaCast Media Distribution Pvt Ltd | JioSaavn Media Pvt Ltd | Pfizer Ltd | Schindler India Pvt Ltd | Sony Pictures Networks Indian Pvt Ltd
Corporates can donate to marathons from CSR, Marketing or HR budgets.
Corporate teams receive the following privileges:
1. On race day, a special tent is set up in the holding area to field corporate teams that are participating. These employees are engaged in various fun activities pre and post-race completion. Activities like zumba, yoga, photo booths, foot massages, games and team challenges ensure that employees have a memorable experience at the marathon.
2. Corporates get visibility at marathons- in the charity docket, inside the corporate tent on race day, in publicity for various events, through social and print media with privileges to senior members.
3. It’s a great event for employee engagement and volunteering.
HDFC Life has been participating in the Airtel Delhi Marathon since 2016. Each year employees run to represent our organisation and support a cause that aligns to our CSR framework of giving back to society. We also believe that such runs aid change in people's mindset about taking care of their body and eating habits, thereby making them fitter. This year, 25 employees embodied the true spirit of enthusiasm and supported the cause of providing relief to flood affected families in Kerala.
- Sahistal Iqbal, Deputy Manager, HR- CSR, HDFC Life
Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 Change Champion - Sudhir Shenoy
We are proud to have Sudhir Shenoy (CEO, Dow Chemical International Pvt. Ltd [Dow India] and Member of Habitat India’s Advisory Committee), run on our behalf as a Change Champion in the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019.
Sudhir's dream was to run 50 marathons before his 50th birthday. With this dream achieved, he has now chosen to run his 51st marathon on behalf of Habitat India's initiative to provide housing for the widows of farmers.
Sudhir aims to reach 60 Lakhs in support for this cause.
Become A Young Leader
If you are between the ages of 12 to 21, you could become a Young Leader and run on our behalf to build a home.
Run the Marathon for a cause, register online and start a campaign to gather support for yourself. You could share this campaign and the cause with your parents and ask them to support for the cause. Spread the word with your relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbours, organise events or even tournaments to create awareness and raise funds!
The following schools and students participate in the marathons:
Gopi Birla Memorial School | Goldcrest International School | Seven Eleven Scholastic School | St Johns Universal School, Goregaon | The Cathedral & John Connon School | Universal High School, Dahisar | Universal High School, Thane | Vivekanand English High School, Kurla
Swayam Jain from SVKM J.V. Parekh International School, Ville Parle is also raising funds individually as a Young Leader.
The Runner’s Build
If you run for us as a corporate team, you could get the chance to participate in a Runner’s Build. Here you get the opportunity to meet and build a house alongside a future Habitat homeowner. The cost per volunteer (which the team will be exempted from) includes site preparation like the arrangement of construction material, painting materials, water for construction, masons, tools and hand gloves, chairs, contribution towards building of home/sanitation units, lunch, as well as drinking water / juices (health plan). In addition, your employee will receive a volunteer certificate for participation in the build.