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Pinkathon to take place on September 17, Milind Soman can't wait

News Agencies | Updated on: 18 July 2017, 17:35 IST

Pinkathon, a women's marathon to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for women and issues like breast cancer, is coming back with the fifth edition in the capital on September 17. Former supermodel Milind Soman, who is also the organiser of the event, says he can't wait for it to flag off.

"We are very excited to bring Pinkathon to Delhi once again. We are confident the city and its people will support us and help make this run a success. Pinkathon is more than a Marathon. It is the seed of change and the beginning of a movement that is carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India," Soman told media persons here.

"Fitness is liberating. If a culture of regular exercise and fitness must take root in India, our women need to become aware about the benefits of fitness. They need to be able to get out and run, which doesn't happen enough due to various cultural reasons," he added.

Fifty visually impaired girls would be participating in the different category run during the event and to prepare them for the main day, unique training sessions are designed with the help and coordination of sighted runners.


First published: 18 July 2017, 17:35 IST