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The Saree Run Event in Bengaluru

The Saree Run Event in Bengaluru

The Saree Run is a unique event hosted by Jayanagar Jaguars. It is being organized to encourage women toward fitness while breaking the stigma of traditional attire.

The event has been going has for the past few years. It will be organized on September 18 this year.

There is no registration fee to join the event. One can register for the event. The number of women participating in the event is increased year on year.

The first edition of the Saree Run was started with 20 women, the number increased to 200 women in the second edition. However, the number was furthermore increased in the third edition as more than 1,000 women joined the event eagerly.

In 2019, more than 1,000 women of different age groups participated in the unique run. People from across various parts of the city joined together to participate in the event.

Men also supported them as volunteers and encouraged them to complete their tasks actively.

Women above 70 years also joined the event enthusiastically.

As all women wear saree and there is no need to wear sportswear, many women are showing interest in joining the event.

Women who participate in the Saree Run can walk, jog or run for 3 km or 5km. There are many misconceptions about running in a saree. The initiative was started to break all such misconceptions and cross boundaries.

Pramod Deshpande, a coach with Jayanagar Jaguars started the event. The idea came to his mind when he was discussing women’s participation in running with his group members.

Many limiting factors prevent women from participating in the events like running in a saree. This unique initiative is aimed to break stereotypes about women and their fitness.

Pramod wanted to spread a message that traditional attire would not prevent your fitness. Fitness is in your hands, and your dress will not decide it. That’s why the initiative was started.  He hosts the Saree Run event.

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