13 Feb 2020, Pune :
‘Pune Running Sports Foundation’ hosts LSoM Marathon (Last Sunday of the Month) runs every month. This month’s LSoM is on Sunday 23rd Feb 2020 by ‘Peth group’. The venue will be Ramanbaug School in Shaniwar Peth.
In this LSoM Marathon with an average participation of 1500-1800 people. The distance categories are 3km, 5km and 10km, informed Sudhindra Haribhat in Press Conference through press release.
LSoM associate with some social cause for every LSoM. For Feb social cause of LSoM is ‘We are supporting transgenders’.
Registration is compulsory for participation. Link for registration – lsom.in
for Sunday, 23 February 2020 Marathon. Bib distribution is before 1 hour flag off time and on Saturday 3 to 5 PM at Ramanbaug School (Shaniwar Peth). Flag off time is on 10 Km 5.45 am, 5Km and 3Km 6.15 AM, informed Sarita Rathi
This event is sponsored by Pune Peoples co-opp bank ltd. And media partner for the event is 95 Big FM. Informed Milind Wani.
The Flag up would be done by Janardan Randive (Chairman, Pune Peoples Co-Opp Bank), transgender Santoshi Kadam and Social Activist Anuja wagholikar and Anuradha wagholikar. Race Lead by Milind Wani and route Lead by Jugal Kishor.
Sudhindra Haribhat (President, ‘Pune Running Sports Foundation’), Sarita Rathi (LSoM, Peth group leader), Milind Wani (President, LSoM Marathon), Janardan Randive (Chairman, Pune Peoples Co-Opp Bank), Founders of ‘Applaud’ NGo that works for the betterment and amelioration of Transgender Anuja Wagholikar and Anuradha Wagholikar, along with Transgender Social Activists Sonali Dalvi and Santoshi Kadam were present to press conference.
Every month a different running group takes the initiative for organizing this race. This months LSOM is brought to by Peth Runners, Pune. Sarita Rathi is Peth group leader.
‘Pune Running Sports Foundation’ is India’s largest running community spread over 26 locality-based groups across the city of Pune. It is managed by a bunch of running enthusiasts with a sole purpose – make Pune a healthier and fitter city through running.
‘Pune Running Sports Foundation’ groups conduct running, strength training, yoga and other types of sessions throughout the year. These sessions are open to all, suitable for anyone level of fitness and ABSOLUTELY FREE.
This format is now being replicated in different cities across the country.
Through it’s unique way of operating and an army of enthusiastic volunteer-trainers, Pune Running has changed the face of running and fitness in the modern society, said Janardan Randive (Chairman, Pune Peoples Co-Opp Bank).
Social activist Anuja Rhythm Wagholikar and Anuradha Sudhir Wagholikar have been working for the upliftment and social acceptability awareness of transgenders through ‘Applaud’ NGO. So they have been helped in this Marathon.
‘Applaud’ the Pune based NGO, have been helping transgenders empowered, motivated and helping them to lead a normal life. This month LSoM Marathon theme is ‘We are supporting transgenders’. This theme help for as a bridge between Transgenders, ‘ Rather than compartmentalising them as a Third Gender and discriminating them let’s socially accept them and make them a part of our society too- said Anuja Rhythm Wagholikar and Anuradha Sudhir Wagholikar
LSoM associate with some social cause for every LSoM. For Feb LSoM we are supporting transgenders. They are a neglected and highly misunderstood community so we want to help them through our event, informed Sarita Rathi (Peth Group Leader) in press conference while interaction.