Bharti Airtel, India’s leading telecommunications service provider. Launched an innovative digital campaign #PassTheTorch to mark the 11th edition of the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM).
The campaign is designed around the core philosophy of ADHM, which is to bring people together for a cause. It breaks barriers by taking take the spirit of ADHM to every corner of the country through the digital flame and providing a platform to citizens to make a positive impact on the society. As part of the campaign, runners can pass on the digital flame to the next individual or group. Corresponding to the number of kilometers accumulated by the runners, Airtel will empower underprivileged children in rural areas through digital literacy, which will include teaching them use of computers and internet.
For this campaign Airtel has partnered with leading fitness mobile app, Mobiefit. Firthermore, app will be branded as Airtel Mobiefit during the campaign period. Airtel will engage with over 400 top running clubs in the country to expand the reach of the campaign and clock in more kilometers on the app. Campaign activations will also include on-ground activities across multiple cities.
How to participate in #PasstheTorch campaign:
- Download the Airtel Mobiefit app on your smartphone and register as an individual or group.
- Click on the Torch (Mnemonic) Screen to go to the challenge page.
- Click on the start icon.
- You can now record your run. When you finish a kilometer, the torch (mnemonic) will turn green.
- Once green, the torch will be shareable. You can share or post your achievement. Across any social media platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat etc.. And encourage/challenge others to participate.
Airtel had roll out a similar initiative titled ‘Make Your Run Count’ in 2016. Requesting people across the country to capture screenshots of their run on running apps. Upload on social media platforms. Over 10K people in rural areas benefitted from the campaign. Empowered with digital literacy as they learnt the power of internet for the first time through the initiative.
This year marks the 11th anniversary of Airtel’s association with ADHM. Which is now one of the most prestigious running events across the world. The race is expected to witness participation from over 35,000 people this year. Who will run in 5 categories including the Half Marathon (21.097km), Great Delhi Run (6km), Open 10K, Senior Citizens Run (4.3km) and Champions with Disability (2.4Km).
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