Pune: Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative (APCCI) has come on board as the title sponsor of the Pune Women’s Half Marathon (PWHM) which will be held on Sunday March 11 at 6 am.
While this is a half-marathon held exclusively for women, it is also the only one to receive support from the police force, army and other organisations. Already the PWHM has received over 5000 registrations.
The run will begin from the Pune Rural Police Headquarters on Pashan Road and head towards Chandni Chowk and will return back for the 21k runners.
Talking about the Women’s Half Marathon, Krishnan Komandur, CEO Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative said: “The Pune Women’s Half Marathon is an excellent opportunity to interact with the community and spread the message of a healthy lifestyle for a healthy city. The message of leading a healthy life needs to be reinforced since health is one of the many things that we tend to take for granted.”
Women can choose to participate in a 3km, 10km or 21km run—which is a competitive event with prizes on offer for the top finishers.
The run is being organised to mark the International Women’s Day, March 8, but since it is a weekday, the marathon has been scheduled for Sunday.
While the 21k run will begin at 6 am, the runs for other distances will be flagged off with a 30-45 minute gap.
We aim to make the Pune Women’s Half Marathon bigger with every passing year. The marathon is also a reminder for women to take their health seriously and pursue a healthy lifestyle. It is apt to be associating with an initiative like APCCI since their core values closely align with the purpose of the marathon
(CEO Adar Poonawalla Clean City Initiative)