The 3rd edition of Spirit of Pinkathon Mumbai2Pune Run organised by United Sisters Foundation was flagged off by Milind Soman at Shivaji Park, Mumbai on 25th October 2018

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Pune…October 25, 2018…. he 3rd edition of Spirit of Pinkathon Mumbai2Pune Run was flagged off by Milind Soman at Shivaji Park today at 5:00 am. For the first time twelve women from Pune between the age group of 33 years to 52 years will be running 160 kms from Mumbai to Pune over three days to spread the message of health & fitness for all women. The run starts on 25th October from Mumbai and will end on 27th October at the iconic Pune University. None of these women are trained athletes or elite runners. They are ordinary women who took up running for fitness.

Commenting on the 3rd edition of Spirit of Pinkathon Mumbai2Pune Run, Model and Founder of Pinkathon Milind Soman said, “We want to change the mind-set of the society regarding overall fitness. We want to sensitise everyone that fitness is important across age groups and that one needs to take their own health seriously especially women who get bogged down by daily routine of life. Spirit of Pinkathon run is a city to city run taken up by Pinkathon ambassadors to spread the message that ‘If I can, anyone can.’ Similar such runs have been organised in the past from Mumbai to Goa, Bangalore to Chennai, Jaipur to Delhi, Pondicherry to Chennai by India’s first visually impaired girl. The first edition of the Spirit of Pinkathon Mumbai2Pune Run in 2016 saw three women, Sonia Kulkarni, Aparna D’Souza and Sharmila Munj run the 100 miles distance from Mumbai to Pune. Inspired by them, 20 women took up the challenge and ran the distance of 160 kms from Mumbai to Pune over three days in 2017. This year in 2018, first time twelve women from Pune who have trained hard, over last six months and gone through several qualifying rounds testing their physical and mental capabilities along with endurance will take up the challenge. Half the challenge is already won with so much of preparation underway. I am indeed proud of them as first time such a big all women’s group from Pune is running a 100 miler. I will be pacing them for a part of the distance.”

The twelve women participants running from Mumbai2Pune are:

1. Mrunal Inamdar, 43, beautician
2. Rashmi Lagwankar, 52, teacher
3 Nilima Ingle, 47, Graphic Artist
4. Madhuchanda Pattnaik, 33, IT Professional
5. Amrita Moghe, 43, L&D Consultant
6. Sayeeda Khizar, 37, Reebok Fitness Coach
7. Tanna Sachar, 40, Entrepreneur
8.Preeti Doshi Maske, 40, Enterpreneur
9. Smita More, 45, Marketing
10. Reshma Pimpley, 44, entrepreneur
11. Satavisha Natu, 37, HR Professional
12. Gauri Shaligram, 42, Supply Chain and Logistics

Pinkathon is India’s biggest women’s run to encourage and promote fitness & health among women and create awareness for women’s wellness & Breast Cancer. The Bajaj Electricals Pinkathon Pune 2018 presented by COLORS is scheduled to be held on Sunday, October 28, 2018 at Mulik Ground, Kalyani Nagar, Pune. Over 5000 women are expected to participate in this 6th edition. Online registrations are open at for the VWash plus 3km, 5km & 10km multi-category run, for the 21km drop a mail on [email protected]