Saturday, August 8, 2015

AA Independence Marathon - 2015 (2nd Edition)

AA Independence Marathon - 8 DAYS TO GO

6.00 AM

3 km's Senior Citizen Walkathon (First and Second prize for male and female)
3 km's <10 years (First and Second prize for boys and girls)

6.45 AM 

5k Open Race (First and Second prize male and female)

WE HAVE ALREADY 44 KIDS, ADULTS AND PETS ALREADY REGISTERED SO FAR.....HURRY UP AND FILL YOUR ENTRIES HERE.... (last year we had 80+ runners)

Ever since the announcements for the Independence Day Marathon was made, there has been a lot of enthusiasm about this event.  There are several kids and adults have come forward and shown interest in participating in this second edition of this mini Marathon.  

I've been chatting and encouraging whoever I've been meeting to participate in this lively experience.  I have also come across many of you having a general apprehension in participating in this event since you feel its all about 'running'.  

The good news is any one can participate, you can run, you can walk and run, you can walk and just walk, you can run slower, faster, or even run like all hell broke lose............run backwards....side wards....hop, run upside down....doesn't really matter.  Whatever you do, be assured its going to be fun and a lot of fun!!! No one will judge you and if you have to prove something to someone....its none other than just YOU!!

It is not a competitive event and we are going to gather on the Independence Day, to be there together, be connected with each other on that day for a single reason....to have fun!!! 

Bring your parents, young kids, toddlers, babies on prams, pet animals, anyone on wheelchair, walking sticks, fancy running gear, barefoot, GPS watch - we might be different by our looks and appearances but one thing is for sure.....you will find a beautiful smile in each others face....  reason is simple!! running is actually a fun activity only when you experience it and be there in such events.  Ultimate is reached when you are there for you!!! or for your friends or even for a cause.  

Please note that BIBS with your running number will be issued on the following days,

WEDNESDAY between 5.45 pm to 7.15 pm
THURSDAY between 5.45 pm to 7.15 pm

Request you personally come / send your kids and collect the bibs also get your name properly written in it for tracking.  Please note that we have the BADMINTON tournament FINALS on the Friday and I'll not be in a position to distribute the bibs on that day.  

Hurry up!!! please provide your entries for the Marathon event in a separate sheet.....

Do you know there are crazy people out there who do crazy things (some for good causes) by running!!! here is a short digest...

Many of us love bees in our society....do you know what Farai Chinomwe also called as the Rasta Man is known for?
Farai Chinomwe is one of the world’s most surprising marathon runners. His unusual running technique certainly brings him attention with loud shouts of “Hey Rasta Man!”, jeers and whistles as he runs past. Farai has run a number of short marathons and fun runs backwards but it was only when he ran the 56km two oceans marathon in 2015, backwards, that Farai noticed that he was being noticed. It’s difficult to not notice someone doing something very different.
​..........MORE HERE...

Some of us love domestic animals and few others love the wild ones....how many of you love the rhinoceros? you will be amazed to know about this Rhino Runner.....who is known for running marathons and ultra marathons with a super heavy costume weighing 11 kgs..........isn't that crazy?..........MORE HERE

Also there are the vertical runners....who can go up in super lightening speed....
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Australia's Suzy Walsham earned her record-setting fifth title, while Norway's Thorbjørn Ludvigsen captured his first. Walsham and Ludvigsen (above) climbed the 1,576 stairs in 11:57 and 10:06, respectively.
​......MORE HERE

P.s - request parents to share this with your young ones....who knows one day we will find a crazy runner from our own community!!!

​Cheers,

Kay
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