- One Race is a Sewa inspired run includes 5 km, 10 km, and 21.1 km run Half Marathon
- Indian actress and Fitness enthusiast Gul Panag will flag off the race in Bangalore
Bengaluru, 17th November 2022: Hero Electric, India’s oldest and largest E2W company, announces the first edition of ‘One Race’ and the eighth edition of the Tour of Karnataka in Bangalore today. Hero Electric also unveiled Optima E5, the award prize for the male and female winners of the half marathon.
Mr. Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric; Mr. Chethan Ram, Founder, and Director, Tour of Karnataka; Mr. Thomas Bobby Philip, first Indian to successfully run the Boston Marathon barefoot; Mr. Amandeep Sandhu, acclaimed writer, and journalist; Mr. Vivek Anand, Founder, and MD Oaks Asset Management were present at the conference.
Over the years, Bangalore has witnessed a resurgence in marathons and running events as fitness and well-being become a priority for urban dwellers, who are becoming more health-conscious and aware of the importance of a clean environment. It is Hero Electric’s first edition of ‘One Race’ in Bengaluru and its third-year association with Tour of Karnataka. Moreover, it highlights the mission of ‘No Emission’ and promotes electric mobility to curb air pollution and build a sustainable environment.
Mr. Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric, said, “Hero Electric is thrilled to announce the first edition of One Race along with the eighth season of TOK in Bengaluru. We are in our seventh and third-year association with One Race and TOK, respectively, with the vision of working toward the good of society and uplifting the human spirit. Both events in the city will reinforce the excitement of running to bring India one step closer to living a healthy and sustainable life. Hero Electric will continue to support the spirit of sportsmanship in the country and promote well-being among the people.”
TOK is a cycling tour conducted by Cadence90 every year in November. Spread over four days, cyclists ride through scenic, serene routes of Karnataka and soak in its beauty. Cyclists challenge themselves across different terrains (mountains, coastal) and weather conditions while experiencing local traditions and culture. The 8th edition of TOK starts on November 22, 2022, with 106 riders and this growing tribe of TOK cyclists will ride a distance of 523 km.
“TOK is a Cycling Carnival for people to come together and be more, and experience the beauty of Karnataka. A vast state with a rich cultural heritage, the best way to savor Karnataka is on a bicycle. It’s also a great way to make new friends and wonderful memories”, said, Chethan Ram, Founder and Director, Tour of Karnataka.
Speaking on the association with Hero Electric & One Race, Gul Panag, Actress and Fitness Enthusiast, said, “Fitness has always been my priority and I believe it should be everyone’s too as well as we have just witnessed during the pandemic how important it is. I am delighted to be associated with Hero Electric One Race and very much excited to3sa flag off the race. I like to call out as many people to participate in this event as it is happening for the first time in Bangalore.”
The first edition of the Bangalore race is scheduled to be in February 2023, and registrations for the run will be open for individuals who can register by visiting the One Race official website. The Bangalore run will consist of 5 KM, 10km, and the most popular Half Marathon race and will be flagged off by Indian actress Gul Panag. She is a half-marathon runner, a biker, and a certified pilot. A health activist and fitness advocate Gul Panag co-founded the health, and fitness startup MobieFit in 2017. Hero Electric has been successful in organizing multi-city editions of half marathons in North India that began in the year 2016.