Hyderabad: Hitex and Hyderabad Runners together have organised Hyderabad Kids Run-2022 here at Hitex on Saturday evening.
It was flagged off by mountaineer Malavath Purna, Mountaineer; TG Srikanth, Abhijit, Arun Kumar and Vandana.
Physical fitness is important to people of all ages said Malavath Purna
It was organised on the sidelines of 15th Edition of Hyderabad Kids Fair. 1200 kids ran in Hitex Hyderabad Kids Run. Along with kids their parent too ran.
It was a Unique Experience for Kids, said Ashutosh, parent of one of the runners.
When all Runs cater for adults, this Run was organised for kids, addedMr Srikanth TG, Business Head, Hitex, Hyderabad.
Unlike other Runs, this Run was an evening Run, organised at 4pm, a kids friendly time, added Arun, Secretary, Hyderabad Runners.
There are many marathons. Marathons for different people, ages and genders too. But, one thing is missing in all these marathons. Almost all of them cater to adults. And there are not many marathons for kids, added Mr Srikanth
Children are becoming obese, more so after online schools during and after covid. Children need to start their fitness journey young. And with this motivation, the Hyderabad Kids Run was born, shared Arun Kumar.
Kids’ Run is a very important part of the Kids Expo. It is a fun activity meant to promote running among children. While several events and initiatives cater to adults, we felt the absence of such initiatives for children, that are why this, said Mr. Arun Kumar, Secretary of Hyderabad Runners.
Children need to start their fitness journey young, and with this motivation, the Hyderabad Kids Run was born. This was a non-competitive event centred around creating a fun running experience for kids from two years to 12 years, added Srikanth.
Kids are our future and they need to be fit, added Abhijit of Hyderabad Runners.
Adds Srikanth “we were mindful of the fact that young children should not run long distances, so the run distance categories include a 1K, 2K and 4K run. 1K Rabbit Run was for kids of 2years and accompanied by one parent; 2K Lion Run was for kids of 4 years and above and accompanied by one parent; and the third category was 4K- Cheetah Run. It was open for kids of 8-12 years. Kids under 6 years were accompanied by one parent. At the end of the run, all kids got a finisher medal and a specialized healthy refreshment box’.
Vandana, Race Director and others participated. Before the beginning of the run, they warmed up.