Sarees happen to be one of the most elegant attires a woman could wear. Whatever way you drape the saree it never goes out of fashion and it is one of most comfortable attire for some. When the saree theme run was announced as a promo run for women 10k run which was going to be held in March, we were eagerly looking forward to the event as this is one of the most innovative theme run organized by Coach Ravinder and conceptualized by Manisha Ahlalawat of Vivafit and a Gurgaonmoms member.
The word innovative is used because no one really thought that we could run with saree draped around. Sarees are always considered to be worn for formal event, functions etc. The idea of running in a saree boosted the confidence of many women to come and participate in the event.
The D-day had finally arrived and everyone was looking different in their own version of draping the saree and it started off with a Zumba session where almost 50 women and some kids in their sarees gathered and it was followed by a 5k run. To support the women, all the men had come in a Dhoti and ran along with them.
Running is not always meant be in your shorts or t-shirts. We need to break the stereotype and chose your comfortable wear. If you like what you want to wear then wear it.“Self-confidence is the best outfit I chose”
We would like to congratulate Manisha Ahlawat, Vidhya Venkat, Vidya Deshpande (one of our core team member), Shalini Verma, Dr. Anjali Nayar, Anita Yadav, Anu Anu, Charul Shukla, Rashmi Grover and all those who participated in this run and contributed towards breaking the stereotypes and inspiring many more. A special note of thanks, Coach Ravinder for organizing this run.