The Adani Ahmedabad Marathon, the premier AIIMS certified run in Ahmedabad, returns with its sixth edition on Sunday 27 November 2022. The run will be flagged off by Dangal Queen Geeta Phogat, freestyle wrestler and winner of India’s first ever gold medal in wrestling at the Commonwealth Games (2010); Rani Rampal, India Women’s Hockey Team; Air Marshal Vikram Singh, VSM, Commander-in-Chief, South-Western Air Command; Major General Mohit Wadhwa, General Officer Commanding; and racing ambassador Major DP Singh, Kargil war veteran and India’s first blade runner.
The marathon this year expands its mission to support the country’s military services by introducing a platform for participants and the public to donate any amount for the good of the Indian Armed Forces.
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The money raised will go to a number of Armed Forces welfare programs by the Indian Army and Indian Air Force, and institutions such as specialist hospitals and rehabilitation centers that work to improve the lives of servicemen who have suffered permanent injuries by providing them with a viable livelihood. options.
Ahmedabad Marathon will also host a Bib and Fitness Expo on November 25 and 26, showcasing a wide range of premium fitness brands under one roof.
Pranav Adani, Director of Adani Enterprises said, “We are happy and looking forward to the upcoming season of the Ahmedabad Marathon, which will give the city an opportunity to show solidarity with our soldiers. In just 5 years, the marathon has helped raise over Rs 2 crore for various armed forces welfare initiatives. This year we want to raise money for Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center at Kirkee in Pune, a nodal organization that helps members of our Armed Forces (Army, Navy and Air Force) who have suffered spinal cord injuries.
Dr. Colonel RK Mukherjee, Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center said: “We are honored to see such respect and compassion from our compatriots for the armed forces. The country’s armed forces will grow stronger as more people from across the country associate with the #Run4OurSoldiers campaign. I would like to thank everyone on behalf of the Indian Armed Forces.’
Kargil war veteran Major DP Singh, who is also regarded as India’s first blade runner, will be the race ambassador as more than 1,000 servicemen from the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force will participate in the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon.
“It is heartwarming to see the city of Ahmedabad come together to make this event nothing less than a festival for the advancement of the well-being of our armed forces. This is the true spirit of Gujarat. Sport brings people together regardless of their differences. I hope this year, as in previous years, people come together to honor the spirit of fitness and our armed forces,” said Major DP Singh.
He added: “An army man fulfills his duty to protect the people of his country, even sacrificing his life. He never gives up. As responsible citizens, we also have a duty to maintain our environment and keep ourselves fit and healthy. All running, cycling and other events contribute to that goal and the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon not only promotes health and fitness, its mission is to run for soldiers. The run raises money to improve the lives of service members who have sustained permanent injuries by creating sustainable livelihood options.
Supporting the country’s armed forces, the #Run4OurSoldiers debuted in 2017 and has since become the city’s favorite running event, with over 15,000 runners each year. The annual race provides a unique opportunity for citizens to participate and run alongside our servicemen from the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.
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