A run in the right direction

A run in the right direction

'Pinkathon' launch

A run in the right direction

Despite being a rainy morning, Bangaloreans gathered near the Queen Victoria’s  statue at Cubbon Park for the ‘Pinkathon’ launch run to raise awareness on women’s health and fitness.

This run, which was an initiative by the Xtreme Pinkathon Training Club, saw more than 160 participants.

After an initial warm-up session, the event started off from the Statue. The participants ran or walked according to their preferences. During the event, they interacted with each other about women’s health issues and shared their insights and experiences. The event saw participation from people of different age groups.

 The run ended at the Statue itself. For many, this event was an excuse to network and interact with new people. “It was an encouraging experience as the turnout was good and no one backed out,” said Sharmista, one of the ambassadors of the event. She added, “The event was an educative and interesting approach to create awareness about women’s ailments while taking them through the process of staying fit.” 

Others were delighted about the turnout at the event. Giridhar Kamath, another ambassador of the event, said that the rain didn’t dampen the spirits of the participants. “This is the first run this season and it was an inspiring response. The best part was that a majority of the people who attended were beginners. We plan to hold a training run every month,” he said.

Participants like Uma Pai saw this as an opportunity to help create awareness about health risks among women. “Women are often shy to go for health examinations and tests etc. As we know, prevention is better than cure. This was a chance for me to share my own experiences and do my bit for the society.”