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  Milind Soman flags off Mumbai2Pune Run to promote the message of Colors Pinkathon

 First time twenty girls from age group of 67 years to 26 years ably trained by Milind Soman himself will be running 160 kms from Mumbai to Pune over three days to spread the message of health & fitness for all wome

by Suman Gupta

Mumbai, November , 2017: The Spirit of Pinkathon Mumbai2Pune Run organised by United Sisters Foundation to promote the message of Colors Pinkathon Mumbai & Pune was flagged off by Milind Soman at Shivaji Park today at 5:00 am. First time twenty girls from the age group of 67 years to 26 years ably trained by Milind Soman himself will be running 160 kms from Mumbai to Pune over three days to spread the message of health & fitness for all women. The run started on 23rd November from Mumbai and will end on 25th November at the University Circle, Pune. None of these girls are trained athletes or elite runners. They are ordinary women who took up running for fitness

Commenting on the Spirit of Pinkathon Run, Model and Founder of Pinkathon Milind Soman said, “We want to change the mind-set of the society regarding overall fitness. We want to sensitise everyone that fitness is important across age groups and that one needs to take their own health seriously especially women who get bogged down by daily routine of life. Spirit of Pinkathon run is a city to city run taken up by Pinkathon ambassadors to spread the message that ‘If I can, anyone can.’ Similar such runs have been organised in the past from Mumbai to Goa, Bangalore to Chennai and Jaipur to Delhi. Last year three women, Sonia Kulkarni, Aparna D’Souza and Sharmila Munj ran 100 miles distance from Mumbai to Pune. Inspired by them, 20 women took up the challenge and are running the distance of 160 kms from Mumbai to Pune over three days. Oldest participant is 67 years old and is a grandmother while the youngest one is 26 years old. One of them is running the entire distance in a Navari saree. The women have trained hard, over last six months and gone through several qualifying rounds testing their physical and mental capabilities alongwith endurance. Half the challenge is already won with so much of preparation underway. I am indeed proud of them as first time such a big all women’s group is running a 100 miler. I will be pacing them throughout.”

The twenty women participants are: Samta Suryawanshi, Suju George, Daksha Kanavia, Seema Mehta Roy, Reena Chauhan, Shraddha Ranaware, Dr. Noureen Hemani, Madhavi Rane Chikhale, Aparna Dsouza, Dr Savita Sangram Pandhre, Pooja Varma, Poornima Shetty, Meena Thaker, Queeny Silveira, Shital Shah Gala, Arti Meher Kamble, Vidya Sagare D’Souza, Anjali Prabhudesai, Sumithra Nachiappan and Ritu Handa.

Pinkathon is India’s biggest women’s run to encourage and promote fitness & health among women and create awareness for women’s wellness & Breast Cancer.

The COLORS Pinkathon Pune – Inspiring partners Bajaj Electricals is scheduled to be held on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at Mullik Grounds, Kalyani Nagar, Pune. Over 8000 women are expected to participate in this 5th edition. Online registrations are open at www.pinkathon.in for the V Wash plus 3km, 5km & Tata Salt Lite 10km multi-category run, for the 21km drop a mail on info@pinkathon.in

The COLORS Pinkathon Mumbai – Inspiring partners Bajaj Electricals is scheduled to be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at R2 MMRDA Grounds, BKC. Over 11000 women are expected to participate in this 6th edition. Online registrations are open at www.pinkathon.in for the V Wash plus 3km, 5km & Tata Salt Lite 10km multi-category run, for the 21km drop a mail on info@pinkathon.in

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