Thronging crowds and happy feet,
The mood was certainly upbeat.
All roads led to Bandra fort,
As a certain event held forth.
A Sunday much awaited by many,
Besides being Easter, the festive spirit was uncanny.
Zumba music filled the air,
As runners swayed without any care.
Being a year since it was born,
It was the inaugural promo run of the IDBI Federal Life Insurance Mumbai Half Marathon.
This was one such run,
Which was bordered on fun.
No stress, no fees
Only smiles and free tees.
Strides dominated the roads,
As the runner folks were in hoards.
Patter Patter they went in rhythm,
With a friendly shout or a song they would hymn.
Not being a race,
There was no pressure of pace.
One could pose in ease
An opportunity photographers could seize.
With adequate volunteers and water,
Humidity was ignored by bouts of laughter.
Reaching the venue as a happy thread,
They looked forward to breakfast which was a bountiful spread.
Wada Pav, poha and sheera,
A sweet considered by runners so dear.
Followed by cups of coffee and tea,
It was a morning filled with joy and glee.
What more could one ask for?
To make the spirits further soar?
This is just the start,
So runners needn’t lose heart.
Being just the beginning,
Folks can continue grinning.
As there will be many such promos which are a must
As a line up to the D day on 20th August!