Bangalore, 5th March 2017: Embassy Office Parks hosted the 8th edition of Contours Women’s Day Run at Embassy Manyata Business Park today. Having successfully completed seven race editions, the 8th edition of the run was held to raise awareness and empower children in need. The run was organized to raise adequate funds in aid of the children at Shristi Special Academy to help get them to school. The other purpose of the Contours Women’s Day Run was also to raise awareness on running and fitness as an enjoyable option and not stressful as misunderstood by many. It was open to both women and men and featured various categories – 2.5K, 5K, 7K and 10K Runs. Around 3000 participants took part at the event.
Commenting about the event, Mike Holland, CEO, Embassy Office Parks said, “Last year, the run was held at Embassy Golf Links and we are glad to host it at Embassy Manyata Business Park this time. We believe in diversity and women empowerment and always have been supporting the cause of women. This event has also given us an opportunity to bring together our business park communities on such a day where we are honoring women all over the country. The most delightful feeling is that we are helping the children of the Shristi Special Academy get their basic right, the right to education.”
“Running has taught me that nothing is impossible or unattainable. All you need is a pair of shoes and a little courage. I’ve gone from running 10K’s to ultra-marathons of over 140 Kms. Running has changed my life and I want to share this joy with other women. This inspired me to start Contours Women’s Day Run. This event, over 8 years, has encouraged thousands of women and men to get into running and fitness. I hope it’ll help get more women excited about running and more involved in their health and fitness,” explained Ms. Chandra Gopalan, Director – Contours India and a veteran marathoner.
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