Monday, March 4, 2019

3rd edition of Women's Day Run

3rd edition of Women's Day Run - 7K Challenge by Kaagaz Foundation was held on 3rd March 2019 at BBMP Grounds at HSR Layout.

Primary objective of the run is to encourage Women to take part and take to Running, develop a healthy exercise regime. Other important objective is to raise funds for Women Safety & Awareness Workshops undertaken by Kaagaz Foundation.

With over 210 registrations where Men were outnumbered, at 5.30am the runners trickled in to collect their Bibs with Timing Chip. After a good 15 minutes Zumba warm-up followed by details about the run, exactly at 6.30am the run was flagged-off by Smt Sunanda V Reddy, President of Mythri Mahila Koota.

Good breezy weather helped the runners to stay cool and the Finishers started crossing the finish line as early as 25 minutes into the flag-off time.

Finishers were given Medal, Cap and lite Breakfast, and later runners got busy posing for the pictures and selfies.

Winners Women 7K Challenge:

1st Anju - 00:33:59
2nd Farhana Farooque - 00:37:10
3rd Vaishali Srivastava - 00:37:12

Winners Men 7K Challenge:

1st Vighnesh - 00:25:39 
2nd Ganesh - 00:27.05
3rd Dipan Rau - 00:33:23

Kavitha Reddy Trustee Kaagaz Foundation said "This is the 14th Run organised by Kaagaz Foundation, and these events help is not only create awareness about the cause we take up, but also help in raising funds for our programs on Environment, Women Empowerment and Education, we are proud that our runs have focused on creating awareness about the issues we have taken up all these years".

"We have used Social Media and online booking sites to promote registrations for all our runs, and this has helps us to save more funds for the cause and to increase our reach" said Jigna Modh Head of Projects of Kaagaz Foundation. 

Link for event pictures: Photos 

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