Preview of the 2015 Bangalore Pinkathon
Come Sunday, Bengaluru will be up and running, but not just for any other marathon; this time it is for the SBI Pinkathon. It is a special marathon just for women, to raise awareness about women's health and breast cancer.
With marathons and other running events taking the country by storm, this particular event stands out as it is not just in support of a cause, but an out-and-out celebration of womanhood. Participants range from school students and teenagers to mothers and grandmothers and runners also include several cancer survivors.
This year, the event is expected to be much larger in scale than before with organizers expecting that the participation will be double that of the previous year. In 2014, Pinkathon saw around 5000 women turning up to embrace their womanhood and promote a healthy lifestyle for women across the city and country. This time around, it is the third leg of the event and Bengaluru is one of the seven cities that will witness a Pinkathon.
Renowned actor and model Milind Soman, who is a vision of fitness himself, looking young and fit even now, is the founder of Pinkathon. He expects at least 70,000 women to participate in events across India, of which around 10,000 could be at Bengaluru itself.
This all-women marathon is all set to win hearts by showcasing the true determination and grit of the modern day Bharatiya Naari who is self-aware and recognizes the importance of exercise and healthy living.
The event comprises the main 10k run, along with a 5k run and a 3k Pink Ribbon Walk, thereby providing ample opportunities to amateurs and running enthusiasts alike to participate in the run. Registrations require a nominal fee of Rs. 600 per head, a part of which will be passed on to Women's Cancer Initiative.
When it comes to battling the odds including cancer, and celebrating women's health, there can be no better venue than Pinkathon. So, are you ready for Pinkathon?