The Chennai Marathon is back next month and will feature some firsts.
What’s happening? The 2023 Freshworks Chennai Marathon will happen on January 8. More than 20,000 are expected to participate in the 11th edition of the marathon per the organisers. It’ll comprise 4 events for men and women, including a full marathon (42.195 km) that will be the main event.
- For the first time, 30 debutant runners with visual impairment and 50 wheelchair runners will participate. The event will raise awareness of Type 1 diabetes by fundraising for people with insulin needs.
- The 2023 event will also be a zero-waste marathon. Urbaser Sumeet will be brought on as a partner for recycling and conducting waste audits.
Who said what? Race Director Senthil Kumar said the Chennai Marathon will be bigger and better and is now among the most popular sporting events in the country. CEO of Freshworks Girish Mathrubootham said he hopes other startups also sponsor events like this to put a focus on health and fitness.