Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Partners With Wipro Technologies

By Wipro Technologies, PRNE
Saturday, September 10, 2011

SYDNEY, September 11, 2011 -


Global IT Major Comes On Board As The Technology Partner


The Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, Australia’s most spectacular running festival today announced the association with Wipro Technologies, the Global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing business of Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) as a Major Partner and Official Technology Partner. The Blackmores Sydney running festival will leverage Wipro’s consulting and technology expertise as part of the event. In addition, Wipro Technologies will also present ‘The Wipro Team Challenge’. The Wipro Team challenge is an exciting new addition to the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival that not just tests one’s endurance but also team spirit. 

Blackmores Sydney Running Festival is Australia’s most spectacular running festival taking participants over the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge and finishing at the Sydney Opera House. The event, which is the only remaining participant legacy of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, is a NSW Government Hallmark event and delivers over $12 m to local businesses and brings over 5,500 people to Sydney from interstate and overseas. The event will help raise more than $2.5 million for charities in 2011.

Wayne Larden, Blackmores Sydney Running Festival  Event Director, said, I am delighted to welcome Wipro technologies as a major partner of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival.  We strongly believe that their support and expertise in the technology arena will help us to further heighten the race day experience for participants, over the course of their involvement.”

Rajan Kohli, Chief Marketing Officer, IT Business, Wipro Ltd., said, “Wipro recently celebrated a decade of operations and stellar growth in the ANZ region. We remain deeply committed to the region and will continue to engage with the local community here. There cannot be a better platform than the Sydney Running Festival for us to partner with - not only is it a landmark event but its DNA of superior performance, high energy, endurance and sustainability, resonates well with our brand values. The event also echoes Wipro’s ethos of giving back to the community where we do business. We are excited about this partnership and would like to wish all the runners good luck.”

Wipro Technologies established a presence in the ANZ region in 2001, and has since built strategic, long term partnerships with marquee companies in the region and has over 2200 employees working for this region, from delivery centers in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, as well as from India.

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Blackmores Sydney Running Festival,
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