Jabong powers Puma Urban Stampede in Pune
PUMA Urban Stampede Powered by Jabong – the country’s running property was held in Pune on 7thJune 2015. The race saw nearly 700 people compete in three categories – the Corporate Relay (5kmX4), the Individual 5km and 10km where some of the largest names in the corporate world such as Accenture, India Bulls, Citi Crop, and others battled it out for the fastest company title.
This year, the top 10 companies from the Men, Women, and Mixed categories of the Corporate Relay qualifiers will compete at the National Finale to be held in early 2016. The winners of the National Finale will win a trip to the 10k at the Athens Marathon in 2016.
All Corporate Plan participants and Corporate Relay participants received a cool running t-shirt from PUMA, a gift voucher from Jabong, finisher medal, finisher certificates, and free breakfast. Participants in the 5km and 10km categories received a finisher medal, finisher certificate, and free breakfast. Winners of all three races – the Corporate Relay, the Individual 10k and 5k – received winner t-shirts fromPUMA, winner medals, trophies and certificates. The Fastest Woman and Fastest Man in the 10km and 5km distances won Rs.7000 gift vouchers from PUMA. The 1st place finishers in the Men, Women, and Mixed categories of the Corporate Relay won gift cards worth Rs.12,000 from PUMA. The best dressed runners will won a gift voucher of Rs.3000 from Jabong.
Commenting on the association, Rishi Patnaik, Director Sports, Jabong.com said, “We at Jabong.com take extreme pride in the association with Puma Urban Stampede. It is our second association with Puma, our last association being extremely beneficial. With this association too, we are expecting to touch new heights. Puma Urban Stampede is a great concept and has worked magnificently over the span of 8 years. We are confident that urban stampede will be received favourably by our consumers as it intended towards healthy and fit India. To further boost running and jogging amongst young individuals we assure to provide runners with the ease and technical comfort with sports range available at Jabong.com. The collection is designed for an individual who desires comfort combined with technical detailing, thus helping to enhance performances."
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. 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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