India, May, 2015: In a unique running event in Mumbai, PUMA announced the 2015-16 running calendar for PUMA Urban Stampede – the popular race that travels to multiple cities across the country. The event witnessed 4 corporate honchos: Abhishek Ganguly [Managing Director, PUMA India], Amit Wagh [Managing Director, Accenture Strategy], Shayamal Vallabhjee [Managing Director, (The Heal Institute) and Arvind Krishnan [Founder, Runners for Life] team up against former international cricketer Jonty Rhodes, PUMA Running ambassador Lisa Haydon, golf superstar Sharmila Nicollet and ISL 2014’s Emerging Player Sandesh Jhinganin a 100 m X 4tag team relay at Priyadarshini Park in Mumbai.
PUMA Urban Stampede is India’s only national running property.The format targets working professionals and corporates for a 5kms X 4 participants relay run in the men’s, women’s and mixed category.Apart from the flagship relay run, there are also individual 5K and 10K races. The format encourages individuals to take up running with the distance being easy for maiden runs.
PUMA Urban Stampede has enjoyed unprecedented growth from the time of its inception. 2014 saw participation from over 7000 running enthusiasts.This year the event travels to 7 cities -Pune,Chennai, Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi, Hyderabad with Kolkata being the latest addition to the list. Kicking off the 2015-2016 season will be the Pune chapter on the 7th of June 2015.
Abhishek Ganguly, MD, PUMA India said, “Starting June, the first Sunday of almost every month will see a PUMA Urban Stampede taking place in one part of the country. As the world’s fastest sports brand, it is our endeavor to ignite the running movement in the country. It is my privilege to have Mr. Amit Wagh, MD Accenture, Shayamal Vallabhjee, MD The Heal Institute and Arvind Krishnan, Founder of Runners for Life at the event and we hope to see a lot more corporates participate this year.Before the PUMA Urban Stampede in each city, we will also be hosting a IGNITE Your City run which happens across the city and will encourage running enthusiasts from the city to participate on a route convenient to them.”
Arvind Krishnan, Founder of Runners for Life added, “The format for PUMA Urban Stampede has been designed to enable people to do their first timed 5K run. We have seen the race grow tremendously over the last 2 years. The plan for 2015-16 is to encourage all health conscious companies to join the running movement in the country.”
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PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running, Training and Fitness, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands such as Alexander McQueen and Mihara Yasuhiro to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf, Tretorn, Dobotex and Brandon. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com
Runners for Life (RFL) is the largest running community in the country with over 13,000 members and one of the most experienced running event organizers in the country having conducted over 20 quality events in the last 5 years. RFL aims to spread the joy of running and promote running as a sport in India. Established in 2005 RFL was conceptualized as a forum for runners to meet, train and exchange ideas and to this day it retains the running community as its core. For more information, please visit www.runnersforlife.