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Bengaluru laces up for the only midnight marathon of India

Over 100,000 runners from across the world have participated in the offbeat marathon.

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Updated: Oct 04, 2018, 06.44 PM IST
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BENGALURU: The Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor announced the launch of the 12th edition of Bangalore Midnight Marathon 2018 (BMM) today.

The only midnight marathon of India, which has hosted brand ambassadors like Olympian Mary Kom and legendary runner Milkha Singh, is scheduled to take place on December 8-9 at the Karnataka Trade Promotion Organization (KTPO), Whitefield this year.

Talks are on but the brand ambassador for this edition has not been confirmed yet.

The key events this year will include community relay, 5k IT city fun run, corporate relay, open 10K run, full marathon, and half-marathon.

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Besides athletes and professional runners from India and other countries, the marathon annually receives young and old from the armed forces, IT firms, corporates and colleges who cover the race track amidst drumbeats and cheers into the wee hours.

The flagship fundraising event champions the cause of health, education, social welfare and rural enlistment projects. The first edition of BMM was held on May 2007.

Since then, over 100,000 runners from across the world have participated in the offbeat marathon.

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