Mumbai, 30th April 2020: The current lockdown implemented by the Government aims to curb the spread of COVID19 in India. Staying at home to be safe has spawned innovations galore with even the seasoned marathoners’ community running at home to remain fit and, this time, to support a social cause.
On 1st May, 2020 on the occasion of Maharashtra Day and International Labor Day, Marathome in partnership with NGO Habitat for Humanity India has organized a home marathon where participants across the country will run in their homes in solidarity with the unsung heroes of COVID19 pandemic who are at the forefront, defending the country against spread of the pandemic. In addition, the event aims to raise funds to support Habitat for Humanity India’s intervention of providing hygiene kits and essential kits to people like daily wage laborers, migrant workers, tribal families who have been severely affected by the lockdown. Marathome consists of 4 race categories i.e. 2km, 5km, 10km and 21km.
Mr. Suresh Notani, who along with his family, founded Marathome, said, “It is an honor to be a part of the second edition of the Marathome on such an important day, May 1, which is not only Maharashtra Day but also International Labor Day. We invite runners, fitness enthusiasts and even individuals who would just like to support the cause to join and walk or run in the safety of their homes to make a difference to the people who are serving us in this difficult hour. It is a pleasure to partner with Habitat for Humanity India in this cause and support their commendable work in providing the marginalized families with hygiene and essential kits across the country.”
“At Habitat for Humanity, we believe that a home plays a foundational role in building a better future for a family. We are extremely happy to announce that, as part of our COVID-19 response, so far, Habitat for Humanity India has served over 1,80,000 individuals across 8 states with hygiene and essentials kits to vulnerable families. With charity initiatives like the Marathome, we pay homage to all the heroes who are in the frontline in this battle against COVID-19 and also support vulnerable communities through the provision of essential services during this time.” said Rajan Samuel, Managing Director, Habitat for Humanity India.
To register for Marathome please visit https://www.ketto.org/fundraiser/marathome2