Run for a cause
By Rupal Jhajhria
Mrunal Inamdar, who completed the Spirit of Pinkathon run from Mumbai to Pune last year, is set to attempt an intercity run in a nauvari sari from Satara to Pune in a span of three days. She plans to cover about 50 kilometres a day along with co-runner Anita Taneja, from November 7 to 9. She has a fully equipped team of physiologists and drivers to assist her during the run in case of any emergency. She has been a runner for almost two years now. She completed the intercity run of 165 km from Mumbai to Pune in October, and in her last run, organised by Pune Running Beyond Myself (PRBM), a city-based fitness event, she ran 15 km in a sari.
Pinkathon, India’s biggest women’s run, promotes fitness and health and creates awareness for breast cancer. It is a nationwide initiative that is catching on quickly. This year, the marathon is scheduled on November 10 at AFMC Ground. From running for pole-to-pole events to running for a toll-to-toll event, Inamdar has won accolades for completing a marathon in a pink nauvari sari. A beautician turned teacher, 44-year-old, mother of two kids, Mrunal believe costumes could never be an obstacle for running. “I want everyone to understand that there is no dress code or a particular attire suitable to run. You can run in anything,” says Inamdar.