It’s about getting the runner’s high!

Published: 22nd May 2013 10:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd May 2013 10:48 AM   |  A+A-

For a city rife with running events, here’s one that doesn’t join the race. Aptly named Ananda Yana (Journey of Joy), this event is aimed at raising funds to support children from disadvantaged backgrounds. The run will be organised on June 2 at Sneha Care Home, Ambedkar Nagar. There will be three categories -- 4K, 6K and 10K

Bringing the city alive, this is a first-of-its-kind non-profit run organised by city-based running communities. The three organisations the event supports are — Ananya Trust, a learning centre that works with children who have dropped out of mainstream schooling (primarily due to learning disabilities or behavioural disabilities), Sneha Care Home, a residential facility for HIV positive children and Thayi Mane, a home for children who are orphaned or are victims of abuse.

Along with supporting the organisations, the organisers aim at creating a community of runners with a spirit of giving. The running community has already grown many times more than what it was three years ago. This is the reason why it is possible to organise a completely volunteer-based event with no sponsorship or branding. Right from bands performing at the running track, photographers, Traffic Wardens supporting the event and people at parking and water stations — everything will be taken care of by the runners for the runners.


When:  June 2

Where: Sneha Care Home, Snehadaan Campus, Sarjapur Road, Ambedkar Nagar

Registration: `250 for all ages


Contact: Santhosh Padmanabhan 9986734590

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