Delhi hosted its first shortest marathon – Run2Care to raise awareness about different forms of disability on 24th February 2019 at DLF Place Saket. The run invited participants from Delhi/NCR to cover a distance of 999 meters in 45 minutes was organized by Startup Leadership Programme in association with Those In Need and In For The Cause. Amongst the 250 people who took part in the marathon, more than 50 of them were persons with disability.
One of the participants mentioned, “The event helped us uncover different types of disabilities which we unknowingly ignored for so many years. And when we witnesses people with them, we were able to understand the challenges faced. The takeaway for me is perseverance. I saw a girl struggling to complete the race but did it anyway and she has become an inspiration for me.’’ – Shivpriya.