Mumbai: Model and fitness enthusiast Milind Soman on Thursday flagged off ‘Invincible Women Saree Run’ at Shivaji Park, here.
The three kms ‘Invincible Women Saree Run’ is the first promo event organised to announce the First Edition of Invincible Women Run to be held on February 19 at Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai.
‘Invincible Women Saree Run’ was organised with an aim to break the stereotype that fitness activities can only be performed in modern attire like T-shirts, track pants and shoes. The invincible women choose to overcome this pressure from society and embrace the culture while understanding the importance of fitness.
Through this initiative, women have shown their love for saree and also spread the message that saree or any attire is not a barrier in keeping themselves fit and fantastic. Over 70 women enthusiastically participated dressed in traditional attire ranging from six to nine yards sarees.
Milind said in a statement, “I am very happy to be associated with an event that provides an opportunity and support to women who want to push their mental barriers and do incredible things when it comes to fitness. So many people in our society today have forgotten the immense physical and mental capability that they are blessed with as human beings and often find the idea of running 5km or walking 10km tough. The fact that these women, even at the age of 40 or 50, with no previous experience of any exercise or sport, can even imagine themselves running 50km or 100km, is just so inspiring!”
Ankita Konwar, Founder of Invincible Women and Director of Smiling Tiger Experiences LLP said, “Running brings change to each runner’s life but ultra-running changes one’s perspective towards life.
Us women, we thrive when it comes to endurance. We are designed stronger to fight longer.
Running a marathon is a big test of mind in itself but when you have to expand your mind to carry on after the marathon distance, that requires extra courage. It requires one to be absolutely determined, committed and dedicated.”
“To keep the thoughts, doubts and fears in check and logically resonate with each one while running an ultra-marathon, requires huge amount of mental strength. Hence everyone who’s participating in this event, is an invincible woman. Invincible Women want to celebrate and encourage each woman who has this fight in themselves. I am so happy to be a part of it,” added Ankita.
The initiative is to encourage women from all walks of life to take up some form of exercise, of their choice, for their physical, mental, and emotional well-being. The Invincible Women’s platform aims to inspire as many women as possible and address issues that might stop or restrict them from prioritising health.
The Invincible Women Run is being organized by Smiling Tiger Experiences LLP.