“It is good to see that marathon is growing,” Politini said.
“We got into sponsoring this team event as it is great to have this pleasant positive extra-curricular activity. That’s why we are proud to donate this trophy for the team event. “There is much value in the event because it provides opportunity of adding the team factor which makes it more fun and captures the competitive spirit and build on teamwork. That’s what we want to encourage as a company. “We need, as a nation, to become healthier. We love sports and we are happy to get behind a good thing because it makes the work place happier and the nation healthier and happier.”
Lee, while commending BSP said next month’s race was expected to have about 2000 runners.
“Last year we had 1300 runners, this year we expect to have more. We have a lot of runners from Japan. For us, it is a great challenge for businesses houses and the corporate houses to come onboard and be part of the best of the business challenge. “WE have a mix of runners — from serious runners such as Shri Chand “Mushroom”, who is definitely coming back. We also have fast runners and the 10km and fun run walkers. “We want to set the pitch for people to be out there moving,” Lee said.