More than 700 children to run in Juniorthon 2019

The event will be held on December 1, 2019 (Sunday) at Bandra, BKC grounds Mumbai, where kids between the age of 5-15 will run for support the ‘right to education’ for underprivileged children

More than 700 children to run in Juniorthon 2019

Juniorthon, India's largest under 15 'kids marathon' is held in Mumbai every year in December. Continuing the efforts, the organisers of the event, have once again arranged for the multi-city Juniorthon 2019 which will be held in Pune, Mumbai and Bangalore.

The event is scheduled on December 1, 2019 (Sunday) at Bandra, BKC grounds Mumbai. Over the years the event witnessed more than 4000 children participate for fitness and a cause, and in the fifth year of the marathon, it is said that over 700+children have already registered across various categories.

 The run categories included:

  • OPENERS:                                         Distance: 0.5 km - 1 Parent + 1 child aged between 5-11 years
  • BEGINNERS:                                     Distance: 1 km – Age: 6 to 11 years
  • AMATEURS:                                      Distance: 2 km - Age: 8 to 13 years
  • PROS:                                                Distance: 4 km - Age: 10 to 15 years
  • DIFFERENTLY ABLED:                       Distance: 0.5 km – Age: 6 to 15 years

This year Juniorthon would also be supporting the ‘right to education’ for underprivileged children through its partnership with Ekal Yuva proceeds from the race would be donated to Ekal Yuva for Welfare of Tribal Children where they currently don’t have any access to education.

Childhood obesity in India has reached pandemic proportions with expert raising concerns over serious health issues such as lack of Vitamin D, diabetes hypertension and cancer among children at younger age. Sedentary lifestyle and lack of physical exercise is blamed to be the main reason for the growing health issues. Juniorthon was designed specifically to ensure that children are encouraged to take up outdoor activities in a manner that combines physical and mental development while ensuring they enjoy the experience.

Inspired by Juniorthon a lot of parents have taken up active lifestyle for themselves and their children and are ensuring they spread awareness about the importance of physical exercise amongst children and their neighborhood.

Click here to register and get more information about the event.

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