NIO Vision Marathon
For past four years NIO Vision Marathon has been an attempt to raise awareness about Avoidable Blindness. Dr. Aditya Kelkar and Dr. Jai Kelkar of the National Institute of Ophthalmology have been taking the lead in spreading awareness and guiding the NIO Vision Marathon Team to spread awareness about Avoidable Blindness.
Avoidable blindness can be treated/ prevented by known, cost-effective means, yet nearly 75% of the world’s blind are blind due to Avoidable Blindness. This is mostly because this category of blindness is not given proper attention and many people have not been made aware of this type of blindness yet. Because of this, NIO Vision Marathon is trying to spread awareness about the main causes of avoidable blindness, in order to have the greatest possible impact on vision loss worldwide
22 July 2018
NIO Vision Marathon, Races for 3Km, 5Km, 10Km, 15Km and Half Marathon. This race is conducted under the aegis of Pune District Athletic Association; the records set during this race are recognized.
Marathons are a great way to motivate employees to take care of their health and to live a long and productive life. Employees that run have far fewer sick days off as compare to non runners. NIO Vision Marathon is an opportunity for the first time runners and also the experienced marathoners. It is an experience to run in a crowd of 5000 runners.
Venue: Rabindranath Tagore School of Excellence (Google Map)
All participants get
Blindfolded buddy run:
This is a special run where two buddies register together. The first friend runs half the distance blind folded. At turn around point participants exchange the blindfold and run back.
Run with the visually impaired:
This is a special race where the participants hold the hand of the visually impaired runner. This race starts at 9:00 AM after most of other races are done. The idea is that the people who are leaders of various companies and hiring managers will realize that the visually impaired runners are just like normal employees and they can be hired in their company. There are no obligations, this is an educational experience.
This category is by invitation only.
Here is how you can help NIO Vision Marathon and be a part of it