Mumbai Juniorthon - Mumbai’s Largest Marathon and Fitness Carnival will be held this December
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Entertainment | December 7, 2017 | News
Mumbai Juniorthon, India’s largest run for children is proud to associate with Tata Motors’ “Hamare Bus Ki Baat Hai”, a unique programme that reaches out to the support staff of school buses across India, helping them improve their efficiency. Mumbai Juniorthon where 4000 children are expected to participate this year, aims to promote running as an active lifestyle for children & their families.
Launched in 2015, Juniorthon is categorised to accommodate various levels of runners considering age and distance. To support a good cause and promote a healthier future for children, the goal of this marathon is to discourage the ample use of video games, television, fast food and visits to shopping malls by children. The children participating in Juniorthon will take to the streets of Mumbai, push their limits and conquer a distance as a testament to their physical endurance and mental toughness to fight for this cause. Further, all participants will experience an in-depth training cum prep-up session by Holistic Guru Mickey Mehta, who will teach children to avoid injuries and maintain stamina during the run.
2017 will also see the mark of Juniorthon’s ‘The Happy Run’, which encourages differently enabled children to participate in a unique 0.5 km inspirational marathon in Mumbai. This year the kids from Indian Cancer Society will also participate in ‘The Happy Run’. Juniorthon also seeded the concept of running by conducting running workshops at various schools in Mumbai Including Stanislaus, Manickji Cooper, St Theresa’s, RBK International, Learners Academy, and D. G Khetan International School etc.
“Lack of outdoor activities has led to a rise in childhood obesity & other related diseases in India. Children are more vulnerable to Vitamin D deficiency, depression and chronic weight-related diseases due to their inactive lifestyles. Every child needs to play outdoors for his or her physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Mumbai Juniorthon is all about children running towards a healthier future and supporting a good cause. Juniorthon’s core purpose is to urge children to go outdoors and activate their sedentary lifestyle by giving them an opportunity to set out and accomplish the goal of running,” says Bhavna Mehta, Organiser of Juniorthon.
Mumbai Juniorthon is free for all and has tied up with Smile Foundation, an NGO that works towards development & empowerment of children from vulnerable backgrounds via Education & Health Care. The event boasts of a fundraising platform wherein a significant portion of the registration fees will be donated to the NGO. Following the run, Juniorthon will also showcase a special family carnival cum fitness expo with multiple workshops, curated shows, fitness activities and food pop-ups for a great family mêlée.
• OPENERS: Distance: 0.5 km - 1 Parent + 1 child aged between 5-8 years
• BEGINNERS: Distance: 1 km – Age: 6 to 11 years
• AMATEURS: Distance: 2 km - Age: 6 to 13 years
• PROS: Distance: 4 km - Age: 11 to 15 years
• DIFFERENTLY ABLED: Distance: 0.5 km – Age: 6 to 15 years
The carnival will include stage performances, workshops, and activities. This year’s event is supported by celebrities like Ayushman Khurana, Vidya Balan, Kapil Sharma, Dino Morea and many others.
Mumbai Juniorthon urges parents to encourage children to come out of their sedentary lifestyle.