Adani Ahmedabad Marathon’s 6th Edition: Rs50 Lakh Donated to Armed Forces Welfare Funds

27 November, 2022 | Pranay Lad

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Beneficiaries include the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Center in Pune and welfare funds for the Indian Army and IAF.

The biggest AIIMS-certified race in the city, the Adani Ahmedabad Marathon, was held on a cold Sunday morning, but Ahmedabad’s family of athletes showed out enthusiastically and in large numbers at the Shantigram Cricket Ground.

Nearly 1,700 runners from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, and Indian Air Force were among the more than 12,000 runners that took part in the prestigious marathon that launched and promoted the original #Run4OurSoldiers programme.

The #Run4OurSoldiers campaign was successful in raising Rs 50 lakhs for the Indian Armed Forces’ welfare funds and the Paraplegic Rehabilitation Centre in Pune, a key government organisation that takes care of the rehabilitation requirements of troops with severe spinal cord injuries. The total amount of monies contributed has surpassed Rs 2.5 crore with the sixth edition.

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Air Marshal Vikram Singh, (AVSM VSM) AOC-in-C, South Western Air Command, Major General Mohit Wadhwa, General Officer Commanding, Race Ambassador Major D P Singh, Kargil War Veteran, and India’s First Blade Runner, Dangal queen Geeta Phogat, and star hockey player Rani Rampal were in attendance at the marathon’s flag-off. Actor Ayushmann Khurrana was also present to offer the participants a motivating pep talk.


Sports are the best at uniting people, according to Mr. Pranav Adani, Director of Adani Enterprises Ltd.
The sixth Adani Ahmedabad Marathon is particularly noteworthy since it welcomed runners with special needs from all across India to join the thousands of other runners from all walks of life. It is really uplifting to watch people join together and express their thanks for the courage and heroism of the Indian Armed Forces while being unified by a shared nationalist vision and commitment to creating a fitter India.

In addition to the thrilling morning marathon, there was a 10 km race in which athletes with visual impairments also competed, and a 5 km run to conclude the sequence of events. The Army band, which played the National Anthem with tremendous flair, inspired the athletes and runners. A display of the Army’s weaponry was also held, serving as a visible reminder of the might, significance, and capabilities of India’s armed forces.

“Physical fitness is crucial for civilians and the military services because we do a lot of physical activities while performing our duties,” said Air Marshall Vikram Singh. The personnel serving in the armed forces must be in far better shape than the typical individual. The Adani Ahmedabad Marathon has been taking place in a great environment.

It’s encouraging to see so many people out for the run, and we can sense the enthusiasm and unity in the air as everyone joins forces to run for a good cause.

“It is wonderful to witness so much passion in all of the Ahmedabad residents since they have come here for a cause,” stated Aayushman Khurana. I am overjoyed to see you all here, and I wish you luck on the marathon. Be fit and run hard!