The third edition of Kathmandu Pinkathon – Pinkathon Kathmandu 2019 is going to be held on 3rd February this year. Leisure Port Nepal Pvt. Ltd, under the aegis of United Sisters Foundation, is organizing this marathon.
The event will be featuring four categories – half marathon (21km), 10km, 5km, and 3km races. Pinkathon Kathmandu 2019, like its previous editions, is aiming to raise awareness and encourage women to adapt healthy and active lifestyle.
Top three athletes in half marathon will get NPR. 51,000, NPR. 31,000 and NPR. 21,000. Similarly, the winners in 10km race will take home NPR. 31,000, NPR. 21,000 and NPR. 11,000 respectively, while the 5km winner will receive NPR. 11,000. The athletes will get NPR. 1,000 per second if they break the national record. The organizers are yet to decide the venue for the race.
According to the organizers of the event, they are expecting more than 5 thousand participants this year.
Pinkathon was originally founded by former Indian swimmer, model, actor, film producer, and fitness promoter Milind Soman and Managing Director of Maximus Mice and Media Solution, Reema Sanghavi with the aim of empowering women through health awareness. Pinkathon, which was held in Mumbai for the first in 2012, is the biggest women’s running event in India and is organized annually in eight cities in India.
Mr. Soman says, “It’s not only a race and it’s more than women empowerment and more than women health. Women should be encouraged to take up some physical activities, be it running, yoga or aerobics.”
Namraj Joshi, the Pinkathon Franchise owner said that Nepal Athletics Association had not helped them since the beginning and now they no more expect support from them.
Pinkathon Kathmandu 2019 is a great approach to raise awareness of women’s health. Be a part of this amazing event and help make our nation a better place to live for women.
Head over to the official Facebook page of Kathmandu Pinkathon to learn more.