History and Cause
Runathon of Hope was envisioned in 2010 with the idea of inclusion of the masses in the effort of bringing everyone together for social causes. It was thought by The Rotary Club of Nigdi to start on a journey that would help the society get involved in a positive manner for contributing to the large scale social projects that the club had been undertaking for years.
Rotary club of Nigdi is a part of the world-wide organization Rotary International. The club is 30 years old and has 100+ members. The club executes its charitable projects through its foundation – Rotary Club of Nigdi Pune, Charitable Trust. The trust is a registered body under Bombay Public Trust Act & is recognized u/s 80 G of the Income Tax Act. The club has executed many socially meaningful projects which made a lasting impact on the community. The club has experience & experts in executing large social projects & the funds are used in a transparent and verifiable manner.
A marathon event named ‘Runathon of Hope’ was the perfect platform for the society to come together and run for noble causes to give hope to million others in society who are in need of development.
Runathon of Hope in its first year saw great response from schools and corporate from the PCMC region of Pune and had a participation of 5000+. The numbers have steadily increased over the last 10 years and the continuous efforts have led to this race being the largest in Pimpri Chinchwad region with over 10000+ runners every year.
With the funds generated through Runathon of Hope, Rotary Club of Nigdi has managed to execute several social projects in the six key areas of
Disease Prevention and Treatment
Water & Sanitation
Maternal & Child Health
Basic Education & Literacy
Economic & Community Development
Peace & Conflict Resolution