Hero Electric, India’s oldest and largest E2W company, announced the second edition of the ‘One Race’ in Chandigarh. The ‘Sewa’ inspired run marathon promotes inclusivity of all participants beyond the feeble barriers of caste, creed, religion, sex, and race. The event highlights Hero Electric’s mission of ‘No Emission’ to promote electric mobility to curb air pollution and build a sustainable environment. The One Race Chandigarh pays tribute to athletic legend Milkha Singh, India’s most prolific runner, the only Indian athlete to win gold at 400 meters at the Asian Games and Commonwealth Games. The Chandigarh run will be flagged off from Chandigarh Club on Sunday, November 20, 2022, consisting of 5 KM, 10km, and the most popular Half Marathon race.
The press conference was graced by Mr. Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric; Major D.P. Singh, Kargil war veteran, India’s first Blade runner, and Asia’s first disabled solo skydiver; Mr. Chandeep Singh, India’s first Para-Athlete from Union Territory of J&K; Mr. Amar Chauhan: 80 Year Legendary long distance Runner from Tri-city; Mr. Sahil Gill: Winner of Hero Electric One Race Jalandhar Half Marathon. Hero Electric unveiled its best-selling scooter, Hero Optima, the award prize for the male and female winners of the half marathon. Additionally, the race day T-shirt and medal we unveiled at the conference by the dignitaries.
Speaking at the conference, Mr. Naveen Munjal, Managing Director, Hero Electric, said, “Every successful edition of ‘One Race’, strengthens our commitment to promote a clean and sustainable environment. It is always a great platform to partner with one of the most prestigious runs in the country that celebrates unity in diversity through running. Over the last year, we have been able to inculcate the habit of promoting well-being and pursuing sustainable and healthy living amongst the people of Chandigarh. This edition is special as we come together to commemorate the legendary Flying Sikh on his birthdate and remember him for his contribution to Indian sport. We are confident of a more energizing and participatory run this year and encouraging individuals to adapt to a healthy lifestyle.”
Major D.P. Singh, Spokesperson, Super Sikh Run, said, “This run stands for inclusivity and equality, and I am delighted that the 2nd edition of Hero Electric ONE RACE will include a very special initiative, in partnership with ‘The Challenging Ones’ called HeroEco Med ONE RACE SAHAS, the Ability Run and we have launched this unique platform to unlock the potential of especially abled participants to highlight their passionate dream to stay active and live a dignified life of equal opportunities.”
He further adds, “ONE RACE SAHAS brings to life my core belief, that any person can overcome every limitation and challenge and reach full potential with training and hard work. It is personally gratifying to see an event that is truly inclusive by placing champions together on a single platform – Major DP Singh, Chief Mentor and Inspiration of Hero Electric ONE RACE ‘Bhaag Chandigarh Bhaag’ and HeroEco Med ONE RACE SAHAS, the Ability Run.”
With the growing need to facilitate clean and green cities in India, Hero Electric chooses to partner with Super Sikh Run to present a platform for participants to compete professionally and nurture the benefits of running as a healthy way of achieving overall well-being. With a global following, the run is loved by people from all over the world for its inclusivity and ‘Sewa’ inspired belief.