MOUNTAIN IN THE CITY MARATHON

by Devendra Desai

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About the project :

Children Toy Foundation is organizing a Marathon event at Kharghar hills to help promote the social cause of providing opportunity to underprivileged children to play with toys and learn while doing. The funds raised will go to fund the toy vans across India.

Children Toy Foundation, is a non-governmental organization which believes that no Child should be deprived of Toys; the childhood pleasure and learning tools.  The organization is working to educate children through toys, to supplement the conventional and long established techniques of reading and writing; as it’s been established through research of NASA and MIT, that ‘learn while doing’ is the best mechanism of teaching.


The NGO has been in existence for the past 32 years, and has been working to provide underprivileged kids with a chance to play with toys, which will not only be a fun factor but also aid in increasing their creativity. The organization operates Toy Vans across India that aim to bring some fun and happiness to the childhood of the underprivileged kids.

  

  


Children Toy Foundation is organizing a Marathon event on 4th October 2015. The entire money raised from this event will go towards funding more Toy Vans across India. All Participants will receive a Donation Certificate for their kind help to our Cause.

 

Event Details:


‘MOUNTAIN IN THE CITY MARATHON’ – Kharghar Hills is Mumbai’s First and only Hill Half Marathon Event. The event provide unique opportunity to Runners to experience running on the elevated roads of the Kharghar Hill station, amidst nature’s abundant beauty.

Children Toy Foundation is organizing the marathon event on 4th October 2015, during the rainy season so that Runners can enjoy the Lush Green Mountains and an awesome weather with the most scenic view of the city from above the mountains and possibly some waterfalls on the route to make your experience more worthwhile.


Kharghar Hills is a protected Mountain with a beautiful forest cover. The roads are well maintained and perfect for Running. The Race will start from Kharghar Hills and adequate arrangements have been made for drinking water en route for the runners.
Direction, Kilometer Markers along with support from our volunteers will ensure a good experience for all the Runners. Light breakfast will be served to the finishers. The Finishers will also receive a finishing medal and the Finisher Timing Certificate (Timing Certificate can be used for SCMM, TCS10k and ADHM Qualifier), with exciting prizes for the first few finishers.

  

  
Runners have an option of reaching the venue via Train, Bus or Car. Venue is just 10 minutes’ walk from Kharghar Railway Station.
All details about the travelling will be provided to the participants via email, and the route map of the marathon will be soon updated over the campaign. 
 

Risks and Challenges :

Adverse weather conditions.

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