Hyderabad, May 27 (NSS): Hyderabad Runners — the city-based running group completed 16 years and celebrated 16th Anniversary. To mark and celebrate the occasion, a symbolic 5K Run was organised with 150 runners of all walks joining the celebration. They ran from Jalvihar to Lumbini Park and returned to the point they started.
Hyderabad Runners have also taken a pledge for safe health and safe environment organised by GHMC as part of *Meri Life, Mera swachh shehar* campaign awareness. GHMC Khairatabad circle AMOH, SFAs and Sanitation staff participated in a 5K run along with Hyderabad Runners.
Hyderabad Runners Society organizes the Hyderabad Marathon in August every year, which has become one of the most preferred marathon events in India. Some 20,000 runners from all over India visit Hyderabad to take part in the Hyderabad Marathon. This year’s marathon event is scheduled on August 27, 2023, as the 12th edition of Hyderabad Marathon.
Speaking on the occasion, Abhijit Madnurkar, president, Hyderabad Runners Society said, anything you do in the morning is fitness. Run, walk, skip, ride, skate anything that you do in the morning is very important to the good health of the people, he said, adding that Pandemic has changed the way we run. Awareness for fitness has increased many fold. The Running community in the city is one of the best in India. Hyderabad Runners aims to achieve a fit, athletic and active Hyderabad, by reaching out to every corner of the city.
Arun, Secretary of Hyderabad Runners Society said, Couch to 5k is Hyderabad runner’s initiative to help people who aspire to become runners and bring an active lifestyle. This program is driven by experienced runners & group mentors. It is available at various locations in Hyderabad & Secunderabad.
The minimum age to register for this is 10 years. The training is for eight weeks. It is just three days Monday, Wednesday and Saturday between 6 am to 7 am across 40 locations in the city. The fee is very nominal, he said.
Recreation and Child Health (REaCH) is another initiative that aims to teach the importance of physical activity at an early age and promote a healthy lifestyle in children & young adults, Abhijit added. Another initiative is the Train & Shine training program to achieve running goals and make a runner a better & efficient runner. (NSS)