Kamal Haasan Unveils the Official T-Shirt for ‘Chennai Runs’ Marathon 2023

The ‘Chennai Runs‘ marathon, organized by MRT1, is back and set to light up the streets on November 26, 2023. More than just a marathon, this event is a powerful initiative to make a difference, one stride at a time.

Categories: 3K, 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon

Start Point: Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School, Besant Nagar

With an impressive history of attracting over 6,000 participants last year, the 2023 edition of “Chennai Runs” marathon is reaching for the stars, aiming to see 10,000 runners take part in a heartwarming journey of running for a cause.

Running for a Cause:
At the heart of “Chennai Runs” is its noble mission – to raise funds for the Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust, a home for underprivileged children with disabilities. Every step taken during the marathon contributes to a brighter future for these children, making “Chennai Runs” more than just a race, but a celebration of compassionate action.

Prize Money Amount: Rs. 3,00,000
To share the message of hope and smiles, use #StridesForSmiles and tag @chennairuns to become a part of this heartwarming event.

“The idea of this marathon is to come together in raising funds to build a school for under privileged children with disabilities at Thiruvallur. It’s a very important mission that MRT1 and Arunodhayam has taken up, and I wish them all success. I’m happy to wish them and be a part of this endeavour,” says Mr Kamal Hassan.

“Every stride you take in the “Chennai Runs” marathon is a stride for a smile, a stride for a better future for the children we support” says, Iyyappan Subramaniyan, Founder Managing Trustee Sri Arunodayam Charitable Trust.

“Running has the power to bring communities together, and “Chennai Runs” exemplifies that. It’s not just a marathon; it’s a celebration of kindness, a celebration of making a difference in the lives of these incredible children” – Chirag Gupta, Chairman, MRT1.

About MRT1:
The first round table in India, Madras Round Table 1, is a 66-year-old organization of young men aged between 18 and 40, dedicated to promoting service, fellowship, and goodwill in national and international affairs. Round Table India believes in community service through the fellowship of its members.

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