Worldwide, distance running events have gained importance as fund raising platforms. An event like this is a wonderful trigger to do your bit for charity, since it symbolizes community spirit, melts all barriers and provides a unique platform for fund raising. It not only keeps you healthy, but creates an opportunity for you to contribute towards the underprivileged.

The Airtel Delhi Half Marathon (ADHM) lends an opportunity for all NGOs to ‘raise friends and therefore raise funds’. This year is the 11th edition of the Delhi Half Marathon & 8thedition under the title sponsorship of Bharti Airtel. Since time immemorial, it is the heart of an individual fund raiser/donor that has helped the social sector, thus making an indelible impact at the grassroots.

Some NGOs use this event as a platform to raise awareness for the work they undertake, and some to raise amounts for their charitable activities. Each NGO is empowered, under the supervision of India Cares Foundation Event’s official Philanthropy Partner, thus reaching out to various corporate and citizens of India. In the last 10 years of the Event, over 150 NGOs have on an aggregate raised INR 25.59 crores for their various projects.For NGOs to register with India Cares please visit:

Charity through the ADHM is encouraged by way of fund raising; runners/individuals are invited to not only donate on their own, but importantly raise funds through their circle of family, friends, colleagues, acquaintances, in support of the NGO chosen by such runner/individual. ADHM is a platform to appeal to the social consciousness of all and encourage them to be catalysts to positive change.

ADHM offers an easy to use structure to raise funds. One of the easiest and most effective ways of fundraising is online. You can raise funds online by just creating your own appeal page on and receive funds through credit/ debit card payments, or just accept cash / cheque / DD, in the name of the NGO you are fundraising for.

So Delhi-ites let the “Bade Dilwala” shine in you and run for a cause close to your heart.