Bengaluru, May 27: Striving for a greener earth is something we all cherish and when it comes to doing it through having fun, the excitement just doubles!
United Way Bengaluru is organising one such event on June 12 (Sunday) to restore the glory of the Nandi Hills, one of the city's iconic landmarks. The event, which will feature a marathon and walkathon besides gaming activities in between, is aimed at enhancing bio-diversity through tree-plantation drive, restoring water bodies in and around Bengaluru on River Arkavati which originates from Nandi Hills, making the hill area plastic-free and helping retain its status as an ecological hotspot.
Ten per cent of the registration fee for the event will be used to fulfil the aim of restoring Nandi Hills while then balance will be awarded back to the cause/choice of the participant. Government organisations will also support this event.
Marathon & walkathon
While the marathon named 'Nandi Endurance Run' will kick off at 7 am and will cover a distance of 21 kilometres, the walkathon called 'Nandi Heritage Walk' will begin an hour later and cover six kilometres. Both the marathon and walkathon will begin from Discovery Village at the Nandi Foothills.
Family fun activities with traditional games
The family activities under the name 'Family Fun Zone' will happen in between the marathon and walkathon---between 7.30 am and 10.30 am. The activities will feature traditional Indian games like Gilli Danda, Goli (marble), Buguri (top spinning), Chatara Billu (catapult) and others.
Prize money for marathon & walkathon winners
The prize-distribution ceremony will be held at the Discovery Village at 10 am. The winners of the marathon will get Rs 30,000 (both in men's and women's categories) while those in the walkathon will get Rs 15,000 [in both men's and women's categories]
Here is the schedule of Nandi Hillathon of June 12, 2016:
6 am to 6.45 am: Reporting & registration [for registration, click www.nandihillathon.in]
6.50 am: Closing of resgistration
7.00 am: Marathon begins
7.30 am to 10.30 am: Family fun activities
8.00 am: Walkathon begins
10.00 am: Prize distribution at Discovery Village
To know more about Nandi Hillathon visit www.nandihillaton.in