[Photos] Biggest Running Event in Udaipur | 990 runners at Forum Purple Run Marathon
990 runners participated in the Forum Purple Run Marathon in Udaipur on 30 September, making it the biggest running event in the city. Running for a cause, participants were at the venue as early as 5:45am to make sure that they do not miss out on the opportunity...read on for winners and details...
Forum Purple Run was organized on 30th Sept. to spread awareness about “Alzheimer’s”. More than 990 runners from the age group of 6 to 82 years participated, making it Udaipur’s Biggest Running Event. After the closure of registrations on 26th Sept. the runners were provided with Purple Run kits to help them prepare for the Run.
Race was flagged off by Udaipur’s Additional S.P. Swati Sharma at 5:45 AM. There were 4 running categories 3kms, 5kms, 10kms and 21kms. The race started from Forum Celebration Mall towards New University Road via R K Circle, Shobagpura ,new 100ft. RTO road and ended at the mall.
Main motive of this event was to spread awareness. Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.
In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s. Estimates vary, but experts suggest that more than 44 million may have Alzheimer’s worldwide
The closing ceremony of the Purple Run was attended by Udaipur Collector, Vishnu Charan Malik who awarded trophies to all winners and race ambassadors. The following is the list of winners at this event…which will go down in history as the biggest running event in the city, dedicated to a cause.
Forum Purple Run was conducted simultaneously in 6 cities at 7 malls owned by Prestige Group. More than 15000 runners participated in this exciting event across the nation.
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