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September 13, 2020- Sunday
Free MTS -TNF “Race For Education” Virtual 1K, 5K,10K and Half Marathon (Run/Walk) Aug 28th to Sept 13th
- 1K : RUN/WALK
- 5K : RUN/WALK
- 10K : RUN/WALK
- 13.1 Mile : RUN/WALK
- Swaminathan Palaniappan
- [email protected]
Free MTS - TNF “Race For Education” Virtual 1K, 5K,10K, and Half Marathon (Walk/Run)
Michigan Tamil Sangam and Tamil Nadu foundation (TNF) have jointly sponsored the educational initiative in Namakkal district to enrich underprivileged rural students attending government schools. In continuation of the effort to support the process, there is a virtual walk/run scheduled from August 28th, 2020 until September 13, 2020 . We had a similar 5K walk conducted last year, and there were 600+ participants who supported the event, and we expect similar or more this year as well. All proceeds will go towards educating underprivileged children in Tamil Nadu.
For every participant registering to the event, the sponsor will give $1 per registration to TNF. So please register.
Do you want to participate in a good cause that encourages you to get outside and get moving? If so, join our #RaceForEducation 1K, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon. While we can't congregate in groups currently, we can still come together as a virtual community to have fun and enjoy fitness, charity, and social sharing!
This project was initiated in six schools in 2015. Four of the six schools are tribal schools run by the government of Tamil Nadu. A baseline test was conducted and 44% of the total student body was identified as significantly below their grade level. There are 612 students currently enrolled in a special class taught by specially hired teachers with emphasis on achieving grade level proficiency, and the expense per year is approx. $15,000. 100% of the net proceeds will be used to benefit Tamil Nadu Foundation’s empowerment programs for underprivileged students in Tamil Nadu government schools. Thank you for racing with us and your continued support!
Created on: 9-1-20 9:35:09