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Over 6000 participate in “Chennai Runs” charity event for Paediatric Cancer Care

Over 6000 participate in “Chennai Runs” charity event for Paediatric Cancer Care

Over 6000 men, women, and children, including those with disabilities, took part in Chennai Runs, the charity marathon, organised by Madras Round Table1 (MRT1), toraise funds for Mahesh Memorial Trust’s paediatric oncology ward in Adyar Cancer Institute.

Olcott Memorial High School Ground

Conducted with MRT1’s characteristic professionalism and inclusiveness,Chennai Runs featured four race categories - 21 km, 10 km, 5 km and 3 km with Olcott Memorial High School Ground, Besant Nagar as the start and finish point. Special arrangements were made for people with disabilities including the visually-impaired to participate in the races.

Actors R.J Balajiand Krishnakumar flagged off the 5 km and the 3 km races respectively. Managed by YouTooCanRun, India's leading race management services company, the event supported the participants with aid stations, hydration points, medical facilities & ambulance services, route markers, and post-race refreshments.Dr. Ashvin Agarwal, Chairman, MRT1, said, “We organised Chennai Runs as part of our annual charity fundraiser. Our objective is to support Mahesh Memorial Trust, which is running a world class cancer care facility for children.