India is home to 2.7 crore people with disability, which includes both physical and mental disabilities, according to the 2011 Census. Disability awareness is very important when it comes to breaking stereotypes and overcoming misconceptions regarding disabilities. To spread awareness about different kinds of disabilities, Delhi is hosting its first shortest marathon – Run2Care where we are inviting all the runners from Delhi/NCR to race an entire 999 meters in less than 45 minutes.
The event is inspired by the WORLD’S SHORTEST HALF MARATHON: The Point One Run! The idea is to keep the running tradition alive and engage people who do not take part in long marathons, thus discussing with them the 21 kinds of disabilities under the Disability Act, 2016. We hope to encourage people to appreciate differences and talk about their personal experiences openly.
Startup Leadership Programme and Those In Need are organising Run2Care, partnering with the knowledge partner, In For The Cause (Awareness For Inclusion Foundation) which is a platform to raise awareness and promote employment for people with disability. There will be a token of encouragement for top 3 and last 3 runners along with different activities to understand the engagement with specially abled people.
Date: Sunday, 24th February 2019
Time: 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Location: DLF Place, Saket
How can you support?
1. Join the event page: Join the event page and invite your friends and family members to run for their first marathon medal: Click HERE
2. Register to Run: Do you have a perception that you are not made to run a Marathon? Forget all those tiring and long 10KM, 20KM marathons and register for Run2Care. Click HERE
Madhavi, founder of In For The Cause says “Acceptance of people with disability has been a struggle due to lack of awareness . Social barriers collapse as we collectively create level playing platforms like sports. Run2Care, an inclusive fun run for 0.9 KM, is a celebration of human diversity.”
All you need to do is take the first step and join the event!
About Those In Need
Those In Need is India’s first comprehensive matchmaking platform for non-profits and volunteers connecting civil society organizations with volunteers. They have a unique reward point system called TINstones where they reward all their volunteers for their social work and encourage them for volunteering work.
About Startup Leadership Programme
The Startup Leadership Program is a highly selective, world-class training program for outstanding founders, leaders, and innovators who want to become top startup CEOs.
About Awareness for Inclusion Foundation (In For The Cause)
Awareness for Inclusion Foundation (In For The Cause) works on identifying, promoting and creating opportunities for PwDs (persons with disability) in the employment sector. We have recently de-mystified 21 disabilities into easy to understand infographics and for the first time brought Awareness Socks to India.