Pinkathon Day is a celebration of a fitness movement started to encourage people to make running or any kind of fitness activity part of their lives. It is driven by women.
The message of Pinkathon is clear. Women, we need you. Your families need you, and not just your children, but your society, your country needs you. In the words of Bishop Tutu and countless wise men before and since, “If we are going to see real development in the world then our best investment is WOMEN!”
The need of this hour and this time, is for women to come together as a community to drive positivity in progress and good health for all, starting with THEMSELVES! In a country like ours, with a culture that has no tradition of sports for all, or exercise or of healthy lifestyle practices, change is needed and women are the key to that change.
Using COMMUNITY RUNNING as a tool, the Pinkathon and it’s Ambassadors have empowered and enabled thousands of women across India to bring positive change into their lives. By understanding that by PRIORITISING a little bit of time for themselves every day they can bring about change in physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Change in understanding the value they bring to their families and society, and respecting that value. Bringing change to the future of their families by INSPIRING BY EXAMPLE. Bringing the concept of health into every aspect of their lives. Making physical, mental and emotional health the driving force of every decision.
In the last 8 years, Ambassadors of Pinkathon have been relentless and unflagging in their efforts to spread this message and build this community from the ground up, in each and every household. Each Ambassador is tasked with starting a running group especially for women, around their place of residence, and dedicating at least one hour per week to a meet up and run session.
In the Ten cities of Pinkathon, Ambassadors are doing their bit. It is time to spread the word as far and wide as possible.
IT IS TIME FOR PINKATHON DAY 2020!
The Pinkathon community has been growing year on year and in October 20th 2018, we took a pledge to take Pinkathon to as many towns and cities of India as possible, with the help of our Ambassadors. This first edition of Pinkathon Day was a great success and in the 2nd edition in October 2019 we saw more than 80 cities and 12 countries participating with a total participation of more than 25000 people.
The pandemic in 2020 has not dimmed the enthusiasm of the Ambassadors and we are all set for Pinkathon Day 3.0 which is scheduled for 1st November with the slogan –
UNSTOPPABLE. No Matter What!!
On this one day each year, women AND THEIR FAMILIES in more and more cities across India and the world will be running to celebrate their health together under the banner of Pinkathon. People across the country are invited to nominate themselves as Ambassadors, register their cities, and call for participation.
We want ‘Har Ghar Mein Pinkathon’
The time is NOW, the cause is YOU, and together, we will do more!
For all Middle East Countries ( Qatar, Muscat) and Bangladesh, and other countries where Sunday might be a working day, Pinkathon Day date will be declared soon.
Know your ambassador
For any Pinkathon Day related query, interact only with your verified location Ambassador.
If your location or city is not listed and you want to start a location there, please write to us at email@example.com
Glimpses of Pinkathon DAY
Pinkathon is a joint initiative of United Sisters Foundation (USF) and Maximus with a vision of creating a world where women and girls are healthy, educated, safe, and independent; realizing a desired quality of life.
Our causes focus on women empowerment through education, awareness and capacity building. The USF thrust areas identified for Pinkathon are -Education, Health & Fitness, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, and Women Safety, Rights & Participation.
Empowerment is not a gift of society.
It is a gift you give yourself.
What is the registration fee?
The registration fee for all location (Indian and overseas) is INR 300 inclusive of taxes
Can I register offline?
Yes, you can register offline. Please connect with your location Ambassador
What is included in the registration fee?
All those who register, will receive a special Pinkathon Day t-shirt, a finisher medal and an online certificate of participation.
Do I need running shoes?
It is not mandatory. You can run in any type of footwear that you feel comfortable in, or even barefoot, if that suits you.
Whom do I contact if I cannot reach my city ambassador?
You can write to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of our organising team will help you.
Can I run in another city if I am in that city on the event day?
Yes, we do not believe in your location being a barrier to participate!
But you will have to register under that location where you where you want to participate on Pinkathon Day.
Can my friends and I register together as a group?
Please register individually, however, we would love for you to participate with your friends!
Is it a timed run?
No, it is not a timed run.
Is there a prize money?
There is no prize money, however, there are lots of other exciting prizes up for grabs, for which you can refer to the prizes section.
Can men participate in the run?
Yes, participating men from the registered families can run for the Pinkathon Day 2020
How do I get my participation certificate?
You can come back to our website after the event and find it here!
How and where do I collect the registration kit?
Please contact your city ambassador for the same.
How do I apply for the various prizes listed?
To apply, please write to us on email@example.com
Are you providing t-shirts for the kids too?
We are providing sizes of unisex t-shirts from extra small to XXXL
Once registered can I cancel my application and if yes, will I get a refund?
No. We cannot process refunds for the same. However, you can pass on the registration to a near and dear ones till before 48 hours before the event.
What will the participants receive ?
Yes. The amount is inclusive of both the T-shirt, medal and online certificate.
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