Rahul Dravid cheers runners at the Jaipur Marathon 2013

Rahul Dravid cheers runners at the Jaipur Marathon 2013

150 Rajasthan Royals Fans Participate in Dream Run; Sreesanth, Menaria provide support

JAIPUR, Rajasthan Royals captain Rahul Dravid today cheered thousands of runners and Royals’ fans who were participating in the Jaipur Marathon 2013. Rajasthan Royals is the Official Fitness Partner of the Jaipur Marathon 2013 for the second consecutive year.

Along with skipper Rahul Dravid, his colleagues pacer S. Sreesanth and all-rounder Ashok Menaria were also present at the Jaipur Marathon to cheer and provide support to all the runners and young fans of Rajasthan Royals.

Rajasthan Royals had started a campaign called Run with Us’ as part of the Jaipur Marathon on their website and encouraged citizens to run for a healthier Rajasthan. The chosen 150 young fans participated in the Dream Run wearing Rajasthan Royals T-shirts and represented Royals in the Jaipur Marathon. The top ten finishers amongst them were rewarded with a meet-up session with Rahul Dravid and RR tickets for the Pepsi IPL 2013.

Rahul Dravid said: “I have been in Jaipur for the last three years and love to attend public events like this. I am very glad about the tie-up between Rajasthan Royals and Jaipur Marathon. Rajasthan Royals is a sporting team which represents and encourages a healthy and fit lifestyle and we are glad that Jaipur Marathon is the right platform to achieve these goals. I am thrilled to see the passionate participation from everyone,” he told participants from the Grand Stand.

S Sreesanth seconded Dravid’s statement and said: “I am very happy to be here at this grand sporting event – Jaipur Marathon – in the home city of Royals. It’s exciting to see the enthusiasm of participants even on a chilly morning.”

Ashok Maneria wished good luck to all runners and added: “I pray that the best performers get success and recognition in future. We want everyone to be healthy and actively support the Royals at the Pepsi IPL 2013.”

Rajasthan Royals CEO Raghu Iyer thanked the organisers of the Jaipur Marathon for the event and said: “We are very glad to be associated with Jaipur Marathon. We wish all the runners and supporters of Rajasthan Royals the best and seek their support and good wishes for Rajasthan Royals to launch a successful campaign in the Pepsi IPL 2013.”

The association with the Jaipur Marathon is part of the initiatives being undertaken by Rajasthan Royals in its home city to build a long-term bond with its fans and supporters. Rajasthan Royals also partnered the prestigious DSC Jaipur Literature Festival 2013 and had an interactive session with book lovers. For the Jaipur Marathon, Rajasthan Royals created a separate micro-site in their website and gave fans an opportunity to meet their favourite players.

About Rajasthan Royals

Epitomising the elegance, style, valour and royalty of the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat, Rajasthan Royals is a Jaipur based Indian Premier League team loved by fans across the world. Winners of the inaugural IPL in 2008, the team is impassioned by indomitable qualities of strength, fighting prowess and courage in the face of tough opposition. The royal blue and gold emblem of Rajasthan Royals reflects the rich history of the region and their promising future. The team’s anthem ‘Halla Bol’ and mascot ‘Moochu Singh’ capture the energy, enthusiasm and never-say-die attitude of the team.

Ever since its inception, the Royals brand has been at the forefront in terms of nurturing and promoting new talent in India. With a major presence on social media platforms, Royals offers fans a unique digital experience taking them to the heart of all the action. While the team’s YouTube channel happens to be the most watched amongst all IPL teams, the Facebook page and twitter handle enjoy a growing number of supporters and followers. The official website based fan zone gives fans the freedom to express themselves through content, videos, images, forums or polls, all driven the fans themselves. These aspects have made Rajasthan Royals the most loved team and enabled to it emerge as the first Global sporting brand from India.