HR Fitness Initiative in India: IL&FS Financial Services ‘Run for Fun’ for Desk-Bound Executives

January 22, 20168:36 am482 views

On entering its fourth year, India’s leading non-banking finance company IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) have announced registrations open for the annual ‘I Run for Fun’ HR fitness initiative.

‘I Run for Fun’ was first held in 2013, and since then has steadily gained popularity. The 2015 edition was a success with over 4,000 running enthusiasts from across the corporate world participating in the same. Given the excitement in the build up to this year’s event, over 5,000 people are expected to take part in the 2016 edition.

‘I Run for Fun’ initiative brings corporate, running enthusiasts and Bollywood celebrities together in an atmosphere of camaraderie and friendship. It is also aimed at helping increasingly desk-bound executives incorporate fitness as a vital part of their daily routines.

This year’s edition, which is powered by Yes Bank will see participation by employees from top banks to include: HDFC, Kotak Mahindra and many more. Employees of other corporate houses based in Bandra-Kurla Complex, Mumbai such as CISCO, the Wadhwa Group and Naman Group are also expected to show their support and participate, including CEOs, CFOs and CXOs of large companies.

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Ramesh Bawa, Managing Director and CEO, IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) said, “Corporate jobs today tend to be increasingly desk-bound. ‘I Run for Fun 2016’ is aimed at encouraging the financial industry workforce to incorporate fitness into their daily lives in a fun and rewarding way. The initiative has come a long way since we first organized it in 2013. We are delighted to say that since then it has really caught on with more and more people registering every year. The 2015 edition was the biggest yet and we are confident the list of participants for this year’s edition will be even longer.”

Races will be held in two categories – a 5 kilometre ‘Fun Run’ and a 10 kilometre ‘Pro Run.’ The 10 Km ‘Pro Run’ will be certified by the District Athletic Association of India. Registrations for the races which will start and end at the IFIN Financial Centre at the Bandra-Kurla Complex (Mumbai) – INDIA, will close on 15th February 2016. The event is slated to be held on February 21, 2016.

IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) will continue its association with NGO ADAPT (Able Disable All People Together) for the 2016 edition of the run. As a part of the partnership, IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) has pledged to donate a part of the online earnings from the event to the NGO. Additionally, ‘I Run for Fun’ 2016 will include a separate race for 15 specially-abled children.

Those wishing to participate in ‘I Run for Fun’ can log onto IL&FS Financial Services (IFIN) website for further details and register.

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