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Fund Raising for 9 causes

Hi folks, i am an admin with Mumbai Road Runners a running community in India. This year we are raising funds for 9 different NGOs in 9 different sectors coinciding with the Navratri Festival in India next month. As you are aware, the NGOs are all facing severe funds crunch during this covid pandemic with the result that many of their projects are starved for resources. This is an attempt by us to fill in that gap, to augment the…

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Preeti Lala- I Love My Ultra

The eldest of three siblings born in a middle class Maharashtrian family in Mumbai. Preeti was not really involved in any kind of sports during her school days, though Trekking was a part of their curriculum. At a very young age, this girl stepped up to her responsibilities becoming strong and confident in the process. She started working at L&T Finance while pursuing her B.Com from the Mumbai University via Distance Education. Married at the tender age of 21 to…

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MRR Race Rating as on 29th Feb 2020

MRR Race Rating as on 29th February, 2020. These are the races in 2020. In the Ultra category, Tata Ultra Marathon has gone to the top of the charts with its impressive performance. In the full marathon, IDBI Federal Life Insurance New Delhi marathon has debuted at no. 2 on the list followed by Manipal Marathon at no. 3 and Maharashtra Police International Marathon at no. 4 In the half marathon category, Madras Inner Strength Half Marathon has climbed to…

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Run in the time of Corona: Napa Valley half marathon experience.

It’s the time when the entire world is plunged with the deadly Corona Virus. People are quarantined, schools and offices are shut, flights are reduced and events are getting cancelled. So it felt like a breath of fresh air when the organizers of the Napa Valley marathon did not cancel the run scheduled on March 1st. There was no need to panic at the moment at least according to President Trump. So off we set on Friday afternoon to this…

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An ode to women runners

On the occasion of Women’s day tomorrow, penned down a poem as an ode to all women runners. From the day we are born, Between different roles we are torn Catering as a mother, sister or a daughter, Our lives are stressful, giving no room for laughter. All we need is some me-time To ensure that we are always at our prime To break free from the stress of routine And in turn fight our gene. Taking the first step…

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Interview with Praful Uchil, Striders

Organizing is a journey, not a destination.– Anonymous As a part of the race organizer series, presenting my interview with Praful Uchil of striders and the organizer of the Hiranandani Thane Half Marathon (HTHM)..   1. What inspired you to become a race organizer and how long have you been in this field?   Striders recently completed 13 years of training people for marathons. It’s been 10 years since we began organizing events.    2. What according to you are the prerequisites of…

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10th MRR Awards Nite winners

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners at the 10th MRR Awards Nite. MRR BEST RATED MARATHON OF THE YEAR Tata Mumbai Marathon, 2019; MRR BEST RATED HALF MARATHON OF THE YEAR GAVS Dream Runners Half Marathon, Chennai; MRR BEST RATED 10K OF THE YEAR GAVS Dream Runners Half Marathon, Chennai; MRR BEST RATED ULTRA EVENT OF THE YEAR The Mumbai Ultra; BEST DEBUTANTE RUNNER; Winner – Rupesh Patil; 1st Runner Up – Vinod Jhamnani; 2nd Runner Up – Kiran Kiran Vatsala Maroti Prachand; MOST IMPROVED…

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