India’s Steeplechase Champion Avinash Sable Named as the Brand Ambassador of 15th Edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon 2022

Bengaluru, November 08, 2022: India’s 3,000m Steeplechase National record holder and the silver medalist at the recently concluded Commonwealth Games, Avinash Sable has been named as the Brand Ambassador of the 15th Edition of Bengaluru Midnight Marathon (BMM) 2022. Recognized as the country’s only midnight marathon, BMM, a member of AIMS (Association of International Marathons and Distance Races), has grown into a marathon of international repute over the last 14 years and today is one of the leading Marathons run in the world, with the participation of 11,000+ runners. BMM 2022 is being held on December 10/11, 2022, under the patronage of its organizers, the Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor (RBITC) at KPTO, Whitefield, Bengaluru.

A running event for all- BMM 2022 has all the right ingredients for those looking for some serious running experience and also for those who want to better their timing- whether it is 5K or 10K or the Half/Full Marathon. BMM is also the perfect platform for those who want to experience the fun of participating in a Midnight Running event. The theme for this year’s BMM is aptly chosen as “Run Freely Again.” After two years of the Pandemic controlling most of our lives, it’s time to celebrate the spirit of freedom, the freedom to ‘BE.’

Shared Mr. Viraf Sutaria, Chairman of BMM 2022, “We are honored to have Avinash Sable as the Brand Ambassador for this year’s edition of BMM. He is an inspiration for today’s generation and shows us that nothing is impossible if you have the courage to believe in yourself.”

“I am extremely pleased to be part of an event like Bengaluru Midnight Marathon that not only provides a platform for athletes and running enthusiasts but is also deeply involved in socially relevant causes. I am looking forward to this new experience and seeing all the participants on the event day,” said Avinash Sable in a statement issued by RBITC.

The highlight of the 15th edition of the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon (BMM) is the introduction of the Fast 5K Run and the introduction of the Virtual Marathon in association with India Running to reach out to the larger audience who can’t be physically present at the event.

The online registrations for all the events have been announced and participants can register online by logging onto The key events on December 10, 2022, will include the Full Marathon, Half Marathon, Akamai Open 10K Run, Wissen 5K IT City Fun Run, Airbus Corporate Relay, Community Relay, Prime VP FittestStartupChallenge Relay, and the new addition – Fast 5K Run (timed).

Thousands of professional runners, international athletes, supporters, corporates, and NGOs are expected to run in this year’s BMM. The event day ensures live entertainment, cultural events, and multi cuisine Food Court to keep the runners and their supporters pumped up all through the night.

Marathons have come to be known and well-established as one of the largest community sports events in the nation, for some years now. Every year, hundreds of thousands of runners have been actively participating in Marathons across the country for creating awareness of various social and charitable causes. Bengaluru Midnight Marathon has the distinction of being one of them and is the key fundraising event for RBITC’s various charitable activities. Rotary Bangalore IT Corridor has been successfully conducting the Bengaluru Midnight Marathon since 2007 and has over the years attracted 80,000 plus runners from across the world in celebration of the city, and its people and to create awareness about living healthy. The first edition of the BMM was held on May 19th, 2007.

BMM 2022 Events and Schedule on Race Day – December 10, 2022

 Community Relay                                          5 x 100m. each           04:30 pm

  1. Wissen Fast 5K Run (timed)                         5 km.                           06:30 pm
  2. Wissen 5K IT City Fun Run                            5 km.                           06:30 pm
  3. Prime VP FittestStartupChallenge Relay     4 x 5 km. each                        08:15 pm
  4. Airbus Corporate Relay                                4 x 5 km. each                        08:20 pm
  5. Open 10K Run                                                            10 km.                         08:30 pm
  6. Full Marathon                                                            42.195 km.                  11:00 pm
  7. Half Marathon                                               21.097 km.                  11:10 pm