‘Sahyadri 10K Run Mangaluru’ organised by Dakshina Kannada Athletic Association- DKAA and promoted by Bhandary Foundation was held on 02-02-2020, from 6:00 am onwards at Mangala Stadium, Mangaluru. With the tag-line of ‘Swaccha – Parisara – Hasiru – Usiru’, in order to accomplish this mission and to create awareness in line with Central Government’s Initiative of Fit India Programme, an event of such magnitude was organised.
The event was organised exclusively in association with the:
• Dept. of Youth Empowerment & Sports, Govt. of Karnataka;
• Mangalore University;
• Visvesvaraya Technological University
• Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science,
• Karnataka Athletics Association (KAA).
“Title Sponsor” was Sahyadri College of Engineering & Management, Mangaluru.
Mr. Gurukiran, Music Director Film Industry was the Brand Ambassador.
The event was sponsored by Union Bank of India, Allcargo Logistics Ltd., Canara Bank, Hangyo Ice Cream, SCDCC Bank Ltd., Sams Techno Mach Pvt. Ltd., Qtalk, Ramakrishna Mission Mangaluru, Mphasis, Sleepwell, RDC Concrete, Garodi Steels, M. S Pai & Co. and Kanishka Gas Agency, Bengaluru.
The following categories of Run were organised:
Challenge Run – 10K – Men & Women
• 10K Elite Run – Fit India (above 18 years)
• 10K Open All (above 18 years)
• 10K for Students (18 to 25 years)
This saw a participation of around 410 runners, comprising of students, and professionals viz. doctors, teachers, engineers, lawyers etc. from in and around Mangaluru.
Future Run – 2K for Students – Boys & Girls
This category of Run was organised for teens aged between 14-16 years, wherein the selected boys & girls will be trained under DKAA, to produce Future Champions of Mangaluru. There were around 1,200 to 1,500 participants. They were School Boys & Girls, from 70+ schools in and around Mangaluru and also schools from other parts of Karnataka.
5K – Competitive Run for Men & Women
5K Run is to prepare the future runners to the National and International Champions with age between 16 to 25 years. Around 720 participants (students from various colleges) in and around Mangaluru, actively participated.
5K – Maza with Healthy Run – Open to all
This is in line with Fit India Movement, 5K Maza Run is for Men and Women. Their participation to spread awareness about fitness culture will accomplish the mission of Swaccha – Parisara – Hasiru – Usiru. This saw a participation of around 6,500 to 7,000 runners including people from 50+ institutions, organisations and also the General Public.
There were various dignitaries and eminent personalities from different walks of life who graced this gigantic event of spreading awareness of a healthy environment.
The 10K Run was flagged off by guests Mr. B M Laxmi Prasad (IPS), Supdt of Police-DK; Sri. S.S. Dasila, TM, Commander, Indian Coast Guard, Panambur; Swami Jithakamanandaji, Adhyaksha-Ramakrihsna Mutt, Mangaluru and Dr. B Yashovarma, Secretary, SDM Education Institution & Patron-DKA, SDM, Ujire.
The guests who flagged off 5K Competitive Run were Dr. Shivakumar, Registrar, Visveswariah Technological University (VTU), Belagavi; Mr. Pradeep G. Pai & Mrs. Deepa Pai
Managing Director, Hangyo Ice Cream Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru and Dr. M.N. Rajendra Kumar, Chairman, SCDCC Bank, Mangaluru.
2K Run for Boys was flagged off by Mr. Yogish Acharya, General Manager, Canara Bank, Mangaluru; Mr. Sagar Modi, Founder & CEO, Quiph, Bengaluru;
Mr. Kishore Alva, President, Adani Power Limited, Karnataka; Mr. K. Govindaraj, MLC, President, Karnataka Olympic Association, Sree Kanteerava Stadium, Bengaluru and Mr. Ajith Kumar Hegde S, Commissioner-City Corporation, Dakshina Kannada.
2K Run for Girls was flagged off by Dr. Mohan Alva (Vivek Alva), Chairman, Alvas Education Foundation Trust (R), Moodbidri; Ms. Sindhu B. Roopesh (IAS), Deputy Commissioner, RGUHS-Bengaluru; Dr. B. Vasanth Shetty, Deputy Registrar, RGUHS, Bengaluru; Ms. Jyothika, Director, Thetherfi, Mangaluru; Mr. Deekshith Rai, CEO-Codecraft Technologies, Mangaluru; Mr. Srinivas Bhat, Head, HR-Diya Systems, Mangaluru, and Ms. Shipra Rai, Inclusion Manager, Mphasis Pvt Ltd, Mangaluru.
5K Maza Run Flag Off was by Dr. P. Subramanya Yadapadithaya, Vice-Chancellor, Mangalore University, Mangaluru; Mr. K.P. Purushotham, Vice-Chairman, Sports Authority of Karnataka, Govt of Karnataka; Dr. P.S. Harsha (IPS), Commissioner of Police, Mangaluru; Mr. Vinay Hegde
Chancellor, NITTE Education Trust ®, Deralakatte, Mangaluru, and Mr. Shashikiran Shetty, Chairman, AI Cargo Logistics Ltd, Mumbai.
Other esteemed guests were Mr. Arun Chakravarthy, Inspector General of Police, DK; Dr. Amathe Vikram, Additional Superintendent of Police, DK, Mr. Kota Srinivas Poojary, Minister of Fisheries, Ports & Inland Transport of Karnataka, Mangaluru; Mr. Pradeep Kumar Kalkura, Kalkura Advertisers, Mangaluru and Sri. Praveen Alva, Commandant, 7th Battalion, KSRP Konaje, Mangaluru, Mr. Vedavyas Kamath, Mr. J.R. Lobo and Sri Ganesh Karnik and Mr Lal Goel, Chairman, Organ Donation India Foundation
There were over 200 invitees, 150 technical officials, and over 500 of general public who attended the event. Last but not least there were around 600 volunteers who took utmost care in preparations and setting up and smooth conducting of activities of the morning.
The runners with their enthusiastic participation and the various guests with their gracious presence have all made the Sahyadri 10K Run a memorable event to remember for years to come.
For further details please visit the website and register at www.10krunmangaluru.com