Ladies, when was the last time you ran? No we are not talking about running for a bus or train or behind your kids to feed them, but running for yourself, for your health. Here is a chance. Stayfree Women For Change DNA ICAN Women’s Half Marathon will be held on Sunday 10th March 2013 at Bandra Kurla Complex for supporting a cause and your spirit.
About DNA I Can Women’s Half Marathon
DNA I Can Women’s half Marathon is celebrating its second year now and this year they will be running for the causes of prevention of anemia and girl child education.
- Prevention of Anemia: The lack of nutritious food or regular intake of water, following unhygienic practices, not using sanitary pads are among several reasons why women’s health suffers. These result in a sharp drop in hemoglobin levels and cause weakness, lesser productivity and lack of immunity.
- Girl Child Education: Even in metros like Mumbai, there are many girls who are still deprived of education because of the traditional gender bias. It then leads to poor earnings and poor livelihood and thus the cycle continues. Sanhita and Nanhi kali are the two NGOs associated with the marathon and 50% of the registration proceeds will be donated to them. You will also get to interact with the NGOs on the marathon day so you get detailed information on the causes they are working and also how you can help them not in just monetary terms.
Run To Show Your Support
You can participate in any of these runs- Half Marathon of 21kms, Spirit Run of 10 kms, and Fun Run of 5kms. To participate in Half Marathon and Spirit Run, you must be 18 years and above and for Fun Run, 12 years is the lower age bracket. There’s no upper age limit. There will be a waiting area for your family and friends so they can cheer you up while you run the marathon.
You can register online here. Or if you wish to register offline, you can drop in any of the following places- Oberoi Mall (Goregaon), Korum Mall (Thane), Inorbit Mall (Malad and Vashi), High Street Phoenix (Lower Parel), Phoenix Market City (Kurla) and Indiabulls Finance Centre, Tower – 1 (Elphinstone Road West) across all days of the week between 10 am to 8 pm.
So ladies, put on your running shoes and start preparing for the run! And don’t forget to share the pictures with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.