OUR MARATHON – Pride Worldcity Our Marathon for Breast Cancer Awareness
Pride Worldcity Our Marathon for Breast Cancer Awareness, in short PWOBCA. Yes that is a mouth full so OUR MARATHON should do!
Sunday morning of 31st Jan 2016 is when thousands of OUR MARATHONers will be flooding the streets of Pune. They come together and celebrate the noble cause of breast cancer awareness.This spirited event will be flagged off from Pune’s Police Ground on Ferguson College Road. The runners will go along Pune University Road and Pashan Road and return the same way to the Police Ground, more details find out here.
A galaxy of Bollywood stars are expected to join in – Kajol, Ajay Devgan, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Resul Pookutty, Swapnil Joshi and Sai Tamhankar.
Prashanti Cancer Care Mission, the entity behind the event, has also inspired major captains of industry in Pune to attend the event.
The last edition of OUR MARATHON attracted 8000 enthusiastic runners from across the city and beyond. Owing to the ever-increasing popularity, the count for the 2016 edition is expected to be even higher.
Runbuddies, a sports event management company founded by Nikhil Shah and Arvind Bijwe, will manage the event. Runbuddies has a formidable track record of having managed over a dozen similar events in Pune and Mumbai.
Runners can expect the event to be very well organized and fun-filled.
Dashrath Mengal, one of the rising stars of distance running in Pune and the winner of PRBM 2015 marathon, is a red hot favorite to break the course record in the 21k category. Anita Kore will provide a very serious challenge to the 21K women.
For many serious runners, this is a celebratory run after the grueling Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon. They can be seen showing off their SCMM finisher’s medals!
Fees for the event has been very economically priced to ensure maximum participation –
3k and 5k – Rs. 350
10k and Half Marathon – Rs. 450
Runners can buy Timing chips and souvenir T-shirts separately.
OUR MARATHON is a celebration of Cancer Survivors and their caregivers.
All runners are eligible for getting mammography at the venue or at Orchid Breast Health.
On request, Prashanti can organize a cancer screening (for all) and mammography (for females) at any commercial establishment / office in Pune.
Last year Prashanti Cancer Care Mission treated 2500 patients. Every morning there is a long line of patients at Dr. Koppikar’s office at Orchid Breast Health.
Bib Distribution will take place on the day before the event. Details –
When – Saturday, 30th Jan from 11am to 5pm
Where – Police Recreation Hall, opposite Rahul Theater, Pune University Road
Rush before registrations close – www.OurMarathon.ORG
For questions, call 8237733256, 7385798199, 9370015930, 9595344500
From the Sportsjoy.in Desk
Here are some Photos from the last edition of OUR MARATHON