Pinkathon Chennai 2019 to be held 4 August

Anchor Mamathi Chari, actress Kaniha, Dr Suchitha Raja, Pinkathon founder Milind Soman among those during the announcement of sixth edition of Pinkathon Chennai 2019 in Chennai, Wednesday.

Chennai: The sixth edition of Bajaj Electricals Pinkathon Chennai 2019 presented by COLORS, India’s biggest women’s run will be held 4 August at Island Grounds, Chennai.

Online registrations for the multi-category run are open for the VWash Plus 3 km, 5 km, 10 km run and 21 km.

Pinkathon is to encourage and promote fitness and health among women and create awareness for breast cancer and other issues relating to women’s health, a press release said.

Addressing mediapersons here Wednesday, Pinkathon founder Milind Soman said, “We are confident that the city and its people will support us and help make this run a humungous success. Pinkathon has carved a niche of being more than a marathon. While we conduct Pinkathon once a year in all the key cities, it is now being seen as the seed of change. Its a movement that is carried forward by a growing community of empowered women across India through the year. These women share a belief that a healthy family, a healthy nation and a healthy world begins with empowered women, first step in empowerment is taking control of your own health, respecting yourself and understanding and celebrating the value you bring to your family and society.”

Milind Soman also highlighted the concept of Pinkathon ambassadors in every city who are passionate, extraordinary, committed men and women connecting for one cause ‘health for every woman.’ There are over 500 Pinkathon ambassadors across cities working selflessly towards promotion of the cause, he said.

The official website for Pinkathon Chennai 201 is  www.pinkathon.in/chennaithrough which participants can register online. Twitter Handle: @pinkathon10k

NT Bureau