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Dandi Salt Challenge, World's1st Heritage Marathon & Cycle race 

Shilpa J
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213   //    30 Jan 2019, 14:22 IST

Mahatma Gandhi’s great-grandson, Tushar Gandhi, announced the launch of Dandi Salt Challenge 2019  series of endurance events to commemorate the 150th birth anniversary (Oct 2nd, 2019) of the Father of The Nation. 

The Dandi Salt Challenge is the 1st Heritage Marathon & Cycle Race (Ccyclothon). It is set to take place from 12th March 2019 to 21st March 2019 and will consist of three types of endurance races, the March (Walkathon), Marathon and Cycling (Cyclothon.) This challenge will be the ultimate endurance test, which will be celebrated as an annual event to glorify the fortitude of all individual participants and India’s glorious history. Spanning across the epic route of the Dandi Path, a heritage route in Gujarat NH64; the challenge will start from the historic Sabarmati Ashram and will end at Dandi, covering a total of 401 kilometers. The participants will halt at the same places where Gandhiji and his followers halted after their day’s march. This is an opportunity to re-live the heritage and gain an experience of a lifetime. 

The Dandi March or Salt Satyagraha was a major nonviolent protest action in India led by Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi in March–April 1930. Gandhiji decided to mount a highly visible demonstration against the increasingly repressive salt tax by marching from his ashram at Sabarmati to the town of Dandi on the Arabian Sea coast. He set out on foot on March 12, accompanied by his followers. 

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19 Half marathons (401kms,) 401K Extreme Ultra Race, 71K Ultra race, Sabarmati city run 21k, Navsari city run 21k

Cycling race: 417k Ultra race, 406k extreme ultra cycling

Venue: Sabarmati Ashram, Ahmedabad

Dates: 12 March 2019 - 21 March 2019

For event details and online registration visit www.DandiSaltChallenge.com or contact Tel: +91 93266 55682 

About GSME:

Great Salt March Events LLP is a premier event-management company with a vision to create exclusive events fusing Heritage and Sports to deliver unique experiences thanks to the input from their founders.

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 About Tushar Gandhi:

Great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, a veteran of the 2005 Salt March, co-creator of mahatma.org.in - a comprehensive website with all of Mahatma’s work, he is a veritable virtuoso on Gandhian history and philosophy. A true Gandhian scholar, committed to translating and spreading Gandhi’s message across universities, social organisations and the general public all over the world.


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