The Freedom 10K Run organized by the Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation in association with Freedom Refined Sunflower oil, presented by HomeoCare International and powered by events now was a grand success with a large number of runners participating and finishing the run. The event was conceived and delivered to promote running as the primary form of fitness.
The event was flagged off by Shri K. T. Rama Rao, Hon’ble Minister for Municipal Administration & Urban Development, Industries, Mining, Information Technology & NRI Affairs, Govt of Telangana, India in the presence of a Galaxy of Cine Stars, Industrialists, Bureaucrats and Runners etc. Starting with a loop around the picturesque Hussain Sagar Lake Necklace Road in Hyderabad the run saw active participation from people from all walks of life. The Organizing committee members, Dr. Murali Nannapaneni- Race Director, Freedom 10K Run, Mr. Suresh Babu, Director Hyderabad 10K Run Foundation, Mr. P. Chandra Shekhara Reddy, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil India, Mr. Raj Pakala, CEO, Events Now, Dr. Rohit Morlawar, Managing Director, Homeocare International along with other dignitaries were seen mingling with the crowd and motivating the runners who came from across the Nation.
The event witnessed overwhelming participation with more than 15,000 runners making their presence felt in the 10K race. Runners were seen stretching and warming up in preparation for the flag off at the start point. The atmosphere was excitingly charged with a sportive feel, people of all ages from the young to the old gathered at the venue with their sprightly gear all blended up for the occasion. Top three finishers in different categories (men & women.) were awarded cash prizes. All finishers received Finisher Medals.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Murali Nannapaneni- Race Director, Freedom 10K Run said: “This is a wonderful initiative to promote sports, wellness and health for the citizens of Hyderabad and the state of Telangana. We are happy to witness such massive participation in Freedom 10K Run. The objective of the event is to create awareness about wellness. I am overjoyed to witness this run helping create a platform for celebrating Hyderabad on the world map as a potential venue for national and international athletic events. I congratulate the winners and thank all the participants. I would also like to thank the organizers and the local administration for organizing and putting on such a grand Show at Hyderabad. ”
Mr. P. Chandra Shekhara Reddy, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Freedom Refined Sunflower Oil said: “We are proud and happy to see such an overwhelming response for Freedom 10K run”. I congratulate all the winners and thank all the participants and enthusiastic citizens who came to cheer the runners. “
Dr. Rohit Morlawar, Managing Director, Homeocare International added: “The Race provided a much needed platform for runners of all levels from the Hyderabad and throughout Telangana and the rest of India”. We are thankful for the fantastic response from everyone.”