Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Run for Greener and Safer Bengaluru


6th edition of HSR 10K Freedom Run a prime running event in HSR Layout was successfully organised by Kaagaz Foundation on 12th Aug 2018. Every year these has been a cause attached to it, and this year cause was 'Greener & Safer Bengaluru'. The Run attracted over 500 runners, Women, Men, Boys and Girls in 10K and 5K category, 10K was a timed race and saw close competition in both Male & Female categories.

The winners of 6th edition of HSR 10K Freedom Run are:

10K Women: Kalaiselvi L (44.06 minutes), Neera Katwal (46.40), Parul Yadav (47.07)
10K Men: Mikiyas Y Lemlemu (32.18 minutes), Borappa M (32.41), Dinesh (32.45)
5K Women: Disha R, Anuja Karnik, Rimjhim RajKhowa
5K Men: Ramesh, Neeraj Bachani, Tirumal Prasad

The runners were given Finisher Medals and the Winners of 10K took away the Medals & Cash Prize. The day race day started with Zumba warm-up session and the run was flagged off by BBMP Pourakarmikas who were the Chief Guest for the event, and also gave away the winner medals. Interestingly two runners were from the HSR Traffic Police and the three runners were Kenyan Nationals. 

'We are delighted that this is our 6th edition of the run, and this year we organised the run on 12th Aug instead of 15th Aug due to weather conditions' said Jigna Modh, Events Head, Kaagaz Foundation.  

HSR 10K Freedom Run was supported by BBMP, B.PAC, Green View Hospital, EcoContours and Basecamp Adventures, Lalithamba one of the Co-Founder of HaSiRu Mithra, addressed the runners about plastic pollution and conducted composting workshop, giving tips to the runner on simple composting methods. 

'HSR 10K Freedom Run is our flagship event, and we take up causes and campaign for the same all year long, this year the focus will be on Greener & Safer Bengaluru, where we will be working on issues related to Environment that include Garbage, Water, Lakes, Tree Plantation and also on conducting Safety Workshops for Girls/Women in Schools, Colleges and Organizations' said Kavitha Reddy, Trustee Kaagaz Foundation and also Co-Founder HaSiRu Mithra.