Mumbai, Sep 15, 2016: JUNIORTHON is the largest running event for children & junior athletes in Mumbai. JUNIORTHON is all about Mumbai children running towards a healthier future and supporting a good cause. The goal of JUNIORTHON is to encourage outdoor activities and physical fitness amongst children by giving them an opportunity to accomplish the goal of running.
JUNIORTHON aims to create awareness on the rise of Childhood Obesity & related diseases due to lack of outdoor activities and teach the importance of exercise and a healthy lifestyle by encouraging children to walk and get active each day.
Mumbai Juniorthon, which is a marathon particularly for children in the age group of 6-15 years is back again in Mumbai. The marathon which received a lot of support from TV & Bollywood brought about a revolution in children’s sedentary lifestyle.
The event will be held again in December this year is to encourage children to abandon their addiction to gadgets and to embrace running and other physical activities.
The event last year was attended by young kids such as Bajrangi Bhaijaan fame “Munni”, Darsheel Safary, Avneet Kaur also saw famous Bollywood celebrities such as Jacqueline Fernandes, Vivek Oberoi, Sharman Joshi, supported the cause.
Last year Jacqueline shared her views, “A lot of people are doing their part to encourage and motivate kids to get out, play sports and be healthy and fit. I try to hopefully inspire people as much as I can when it comes to eating right and healthy living. Its important for celebrities to be a good example.”
Vivek Oberoi also expressed his concerns by saying that TV, Ipad time for kids must be limited. Kids according to him have started feeling that the playgrounds are empty and they’re not getting people to play with.
The marathon will be followed by a fun carnival comprising of games, food stalls, engaging workshops, fitness expo and entertainment segments. It is set up in such a way that the kids rather then finding the marathon tiring and exhausting, enjoy it and make the most out of it.
Mumbai Juniorthon’s aim is the encouragement of outdoor, physical activity, to increase fitness among children. The event is usually held on Sundays, so that the kids don’t have schools and every child along with the parents can be present.
The marathon or as the kids would like to call it, “Juniorthon” will be held at Bandra-Kurla Complex, on the 4th of December, 2016.
Mumbai Juniorthon is organised by Party Sharty Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. under the guidance of the Directors Bhavna Mehta and Amit S Mehta.