Lucknow City Run is an annual 10 km marathon hosted in Gomti Nagar, the heart of the city by students of IIM Lucknow. The initiative is part of the CSR activities conducted under the ambit of IIM Lucknow’s annual business, cultural and sports festival, Manfest-Varchasva, each year.
Here’s a glimpse of how the events unfolded in the Lucknow City Run 2016:
One of the most stagnant memories or images of our country have been those of utmost poverty. How often have we seen young children dot the streets, their eyes clinging to any last bit of hope, in search of a home. In a society such as ours, rife with instances of child abuse, exploitation, violence and child labour, it is people like us who need to take the initiative to ensure a better future for our children. Children are the custodians of our future and it is our moral duty to protect them from any sort of harm. It is with this idea that Manfest-Varchasva, the Annual Festival of IIM Lucknow, in association with the Women and Child Development Department, launched the 8th Lucknow City Run. The theme for the event was “Every Child Deserves a Home”.
The event was hosted in two phases. The first phase was a kids’ 1-mile marathon which saw a participation of close to 700 kids from across the city on a bright Sunday morning. The winners from both the Junior and Senior categories were felicitated at the end of the event. Phase-2 witnessed the elders and children take on the mantle and run for the bright future, these not so fortunate children well and truly deserve. Cash prizes of INR 1 Lac were given out.
This year, the run is scheduled to be held on the 12th of November, 2017. The theme, cause, and the associates will be released in due course of time. However, expect something on the similar lines as last time. While you await, the details, don’t delay putting on your sports shoes and going out of your homes to warm up to ace the run to both win the exciting prizes and supporting the cause.
Additionally, for all those folks out there, don’t forget to save the dates for Manfest-Varchasva 2017 and mark your calendars for the 17th-19th November, 2017. More details in following articles and as the fest approaches closer because we hope to get you as excited as we are since there are less than 50 days to go!