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The Goa Marathon has is an annual event organized for the past five years and this year it would like to present the first edition on the night beach run. This is being organized in raising awareness towards child protection. It will serve runners from all skill levels, from the first time marathoners to veteran racers, runners, run-walkers and walkers.
This edition of the Night Beach Run is brought to you by El Shaddai Charitable Trust, supported by the Goa Athletic Association. This marathon is one of the most interesting and enjoyable marathons in India, as you get a chance to race along the beach of Colva to Benaulim. Every penny collected through this event will be used for the children from the marginalized communities to bring happiness and hope and a chance for a better future.
The event aims to raise funds to provide:
To open new and to sustain currently run Slum schools for children in Goa and the Konkan region
Help to retain marginalized children in the school by providing them tuition classes and school requirement.
The Goa Marathon 2016 was a great success with over 5000 students, corporate executives and defense personnel who participated in the event and tested their mettle on the 21 km, 10K, 5 km and school run, which started and ended at the Campal Ground. The event that was supported by a media campaign created a buzz across Goa and attracted spectators besides participants.
This first edition of the Night Beach Run 2016 edition promises to be better and even bigger with an aim to reach participants and raise even more funds for the objectives stated above.