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The Sports Gurukul launches Schoolathon for children

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by Prashant Kapadia/NHN

Mumbai: The Sports Gurukul will be organizing the Schoolathon, a series of running events, across India, aimed at inculcating athletic and healthy lifestyle habits into the next generation. The Schoolathon, is a mini version of the Marathon, and is an initiative for school children to create one large voice resonating the fitness for all kids. The current season will see Schoolathon events in three major cities of Ahmedabad, Hyderabad and Mumbai. The launch announcement is being done on the auspicious day of Dusshera.

The Sports Gurukul has partnered with YouTooCanRun to provide Race Management services and manage event logistics to create a combined unique sporting experience.

Speaking on the occasion Jay Shah, Founder of The Sports Gurukul stated “Schoolathon is another step towards The Sports Gurukuls commitment to promotion of fitness in young children and youth. It’s a pleasure to work with children and make them adopt healthy habits. We are happy to have partnered with YouTooCanRun as Race Management partners, for rolling out these iconic events on a pan India basis in the coming years.”

The Scholathon series will have various distance categories, aimed at children between the ages of 5 years and 15 years The idea behind Schoolathon is to encourage aspiring children to get motivated to participate through smaller runs while using this medium to inculcate the benefits of adopting an active lifestyle away from digital distractions. The Sports Gurukul is India’s leading and award winning, first of a kind physical fitness and professional sports & fitness development and training organization dedicated to the purpose of making every child in India fit and active. The Sports Gurukul through its activities dedicated to schools creates awareness of sports and fitness as an important part of physical education in every child in India with over 1 Lakh children in over 150 plus schools across India.  website: www.schoolathon.on

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