Sunday, 11 January 2009

Mumbai Marathon Stuff

(this is cross-posted at Indiahelps)

It is January. The beginning of the year. This is a particularly special year for all of us as we look ahead, eyes shining with hope. Hope that we have put the worst behind us, hope that the events of 2008 will make us stronger, hope that we will not forget, and hope most of all that we will continue to believe in ourselves.

Befittingly, the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon is around the corner, and will be held on Sunday, January 18th, 2009. This marathon is one of the most wonderful events of our city. The sheer positive energy that is seen on the streets during the marathon is remarkable. I hope that many of you will have the chance to experience it.

Much of the effort of runners and other participants in the Mumbai Marathon is directed toward fund-raising for various causes. The event, in addition to being a satisfying exhibition of fitness levels and meeting of personal physical goals, has become remarkably efficacious at promoting myriad noble causes.

We at Indiahelps have a very modest goal for the Mumbai Marathon this year - we want to tell people about ourselves. We have a number of our team members participating in the event. You will find the young and energetic Nihas; and the veteran of four SCMMs, kbpm, running themselves sore at the Half-Marathon. The brilliant ladies Parul and Orangejammies are participating in the Dream Run. Along the way, the enthusiastic team consisting of Sayantani, Aparna, Priyanka, Bala, and Rohini will not only pass on information about Indiahelps but also inspire and cheer our runners. Watch for us near the CST main stage and around Nariman point; look out for our tag-line "Who did YOU help today?"

Wish us luck! Watch for us! Come chat with us!


Sociologist on the Loose said...

Best of luck! can't be present in flesh but will be present in spirit, urging all of you on.

maidinmalaysia said...

good luck to y'all!

Serious Lounger said...

i can just about walk 2 kms these days.. will wait a decade before entering the marathon - all the best for your run.. the four of us will cheer for you - the brat will scream, the seal pup will provide his bark in yer support..

dipali said...

All the best for this wonderful venture!

kbpm said...

thank you thank you all.

sl, hmm. bark and scream sound cool! thanks!

choxbox said...

good luck kenny.

the mumbai half and you were mentioned last evening when the little IPS officer's mom and another branchie of ours were over for dinner.