The 9th edition of the Goa Tourism Nuron Rotary Rain Run, will be held on 30th July. Organised by the Rotary Charitable Trust of Porvorim, the event will comprise categories of 2-kilometre fun walk, a five-kilometre dream run and timed 10-kilometre and 21-kilometre run.
Rotary Rain Run has earned the distinction of being a ‘certified measured course’ by World Athletics, a global sports governing body, in co-operation with the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races, will be assisted by Indian army and Navy personnel, disclosed the organisers during a media briefing on Saturday.
Over a thousand participants have registered for this year’s run so far. Registration for the event, closes on July 25.
The run’s 9th edition will start at 05:30 am for the 21.1 km run from the Sports Authority of Goa athletics stadium, Bambolim, Goa. The course will take participants to the Miramar Circle, where they will turn around and head back towards the stadium.
The route for the run is set against the stunning backdrop of the sea-facing roads of Bambolim and Dona Paula and runners will be assisted by a team of dedicated volunteers along the route. The volunteers will provide essential amenities such as water/hydration to keep participants energised.
A key objective of the Goa Tourism Nuron Rotary Rain Run is to raise awareness about the significance of leading a healthy lifestyle.
“The run is aimed at promoting the importance of physical fitness, wellness and overall well-being among individuals. It also serves as a platform to inspire participants and the community at large to embrace healthy habits, make informed choices, and prioritise their health and fitness in their daily lives. We are also dedicating the event to the memory of late Dr Ajit Kamat, who had done all our runs. His family will also be there. We pray for his soul,” stated Avinash Singh Parmar, chairman of Rotary Rain Run.
The organisers have partnered with Nuron, a new-age internet company that prioritises societal well-being. “Nuron places great importance on organising society runs to emphasise the significance of community engagement and contribution,” says R. Venkatesh, founder-president of Nuron.
Umesh Naik, President of the Rotary Club of Porvorim, says, “The proceeds generated from this event are dedicated to supporting the Prakash Cancer Aid Project, an initiative that focuses on women’s health specifically related to breast, cervical cancer. Through the year, we will be organising women-related health camps, cancer screening initiatives, health talks among other events”.
Naik further said that the Rotary Club also extends support to various educational institutions across Goa and outside and has adopted Smt. Sunandabai Bandodkar High School in Salvador do Mundo assisting the institution with resources, infrastructure and educational support.