Bengaluru, Karnataka, September 30, 2023 – The Manipal Academy of Higher Education proudly proclaims the extremely anticipated 6th version of the Manipal Marathon, scheduled to happen on February eleventh, 2024. This yr, the Marathon embraces a poignant theme: Hospice Care for People Living with Life-Limiting Illnesses. Under the rallying cry “We are with you all the best way,” this occasion guarantees to captivate individuals from world wide, fostering a vibrant and festive ambiance that transcends cultural boundaries, all whereas championing a noble trigger. Manipal Marathon anticipates welcoming roughly 15,000 runners throughout numerous age classes. In earlier editions, runners representing nations similar to Ethiopia, Germany, Kenya, England, Nepal, Malaysia, USA, and Sri Lanka have graced the occasion. The upcoming 2024 version guarantees to draw much more worldwide expertise.
Dr. H S Ballal, Pro Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, underlined the unifying energy of working, stating, “The 6th Manipal Marathon in 2024 is extra than simply a race; it’s a platform the place the worldwide group unites to assist the noble reason for Hospice care. With the tagline ‘We are with you all the best way,’ we prolong a heat invitation to runners and lovers worldwide to hitch us in this exhilarating occasion. Together, we are able to create a profound influence on the lives of these in want of palliative care, upholding their dignity and honor.”
Lt. Gen. (Dr.) M. D. Venkatesh, Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, shared his pleasure, “As the Vice Chancellor of Manipal Academy of Higher Education, I’m happy to announce that the Manipal Marathon’s route presents individuals a distinctive alternative not solely to problem their bodily limits but additionally to immerse themselves in the breathtaking coastal great thing about Manipal and Udupi. The scenic route, that includes the beautiful Malpe Beach, provides an additional layer of pleasure to this prestigious occasion. Whether you’re a seasoned runner or a newbie, our numerous classes, together with the untimed 3k enjoyable run and the difficult 42K, guarantee there’s a race for everybody.”
Mr. Ragupathi Bhat, Honorary Advisor of the Udupi District Amateur Athletics Association, and an ex-member of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly, expressed his wholehearted assist for the Manipal Marathon, stating, “As somebody who has witnessed the ability of sports activities and group involvement, I’m delighted to see the Manipal Marathon proceed to develop and evolve. This occasion not solely promotes a wholesome and lively way of life but additionally serves a larger function by elevating consciousness about Hospice care.”
Dr. Naveen Salins, Associate Dean of Kasturba Medical College and Head of the Palliative and Hospice Care Centre at KH Manipal, shared insights concerning the new Hospice venture and the theme of the Manipal Marathon, stating, “As we embark on this thrilling journey with the 6th Manipal Marathon in 2024, I’m deeply honored to share our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for Hospice care. The Manipal Marathon’s theme, specializing in Hospice care, aligns completely with our dedication to offering compassionate and dignified care to these in want. Our new Hospice venture goals to rework the panorama of palliative care, making certain that people dealing with life-limiting sicknesses obtain the bodily, emotional, and religious assist they deserve. We imagine that the marathon’s theme is not going to solely increase consciousness but additionally drive the mandatory assist for this very important trigger. Together, we are able to make a profound distinction in the lives of sufferers and their households, providing them consolation, solace, and hope.”
Mr. Mahesh Thakur, Vice President of the Karnataka State Athletic Association, prolonged his heartfelt congratulations to Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Mr. Kemparaj, President of Udupi District Amateur Athletics Association, conveyed his delight in being a a part of the Manipal Marathon’s journey,
Dr. Vinod Nayak, Secretary of Sports Council, MAHE, welcomed all of the gathering, and Arch. Monika Jadhav provided a vote of thanks. What units the Manipal Marathon aside are its attractive perks and options, together with beneficiant prize cash, a festive carnival ambiance, delectable delicacies, and a wealth of Marathon goodies for all. Stay tuned, as registrations for the Manipal Marathon 2024 will likely be opening quickly. Join us in this thrilling occasion that mixes the spirit of athleticism with a heartfelt dedication to creating a optimistic influence on our society.
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