[AI] Mumbai Marathon 2011

Arvind Bhartiya arvind.bhartiya at gmail.com
Thu Jul 29 02:01:25 EDT 2010

Dear Friend,

Retina India solicits your support and participation for the
forthcoming Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2011 to be held on 16th
of January, 2011.

One of the key objectives of Retina India is to create awareness about
retinal disorders and the marathon will help us achieve it. Your
participation can also help in collecting funds for the various
projects of Retina India.

The marathon has 3 main events, the full marathon (42.2 kms), the half
marathon (21.1 kms) and the dream run (about 6 kms). You can
participate in any of them by registering for the same along with the
requisite fee.

What we plan to do:
1. To have at least 300 participants in the dream run running for the cause.
2. To have at least 100 supporters running the half marathon
3.  To have at least 50 running the full marathon for Retina India
4. To have a sizeable participation of visually challenged for the
dream run. There will be volunteers to run with.
5.  To have all participants sport the Retina India logo prominently
so as to get maximum visibility

What you have to do:
1. Register yourself, your family and friends to participate in an
event. (Details can be found on their website www.procamrunning.in  or
you can call  their Event helpline number – +91 22 42020200 (Mon to
Sat, 10 am to 5 pm). In case you reside out of Mumbai and cannot make
it for the run, get your well wishers in Mumbai to run and support the
2. Then inform us about the registration particulars
3. Inform your well-wishers that you are running for the cause and
they can send in donations, as much or as little as they want, to
support your cause and effort.
4. Run for your cause - run for Retina India.

Before the event we shall get in touch with all supporters and inform
them about the details like assembly point, volunteers, support etc.

Those wishing to volunteer to run with the visually challenged may be
required to attend a sensitization cum training session to enable them
to do so.

Efforts are being made to run the dream run as a group.

Registrations for the half and the full marathon have already begun
and usually get filled within a week of opening. So you need to act

Registrations for the dream run will start on 1st of September 2010
and usually get full within the first few days.

For sending us your registration particulars or for any specific
information  or suggestions, write at info at retinaindia.org  or to
Retina India, Ridhi Sidhi Bhavan, 2nd floor, 2/12 Babu Genu Road,
Mumbai 400 002. You can also check us on the web at

You can also call Arvind Bhartiya on 022-2205 2308 or 98200 19584.

Retina India can achieve its objectives only if you step in for it. So
come, lets all run for the support of the cause and for ourselves.

With warm regards
Arvind Bhartiya

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