Run in Blue
By Pradeep Kumar
Rita and I were very enthusiastic to join the Rotary family and friends who participated in ‘Run in Blue’ event on May 6 at the Century Park. We were there at 8 am when already there were more than 200 people gathered with a continuous stream of familiar and a few unfamiliar faces joining all the time. The atmosphere was simply festive with blue t-shirts all around us. Arrangements were impeccable and all was well organized. Rotaractors were in full strength manning check-in stations and other volunteer points.
The event was started with some Laughter Yoga and Warm Up exercises. A group photograph included being filmed by a drone. And then all participants aligned for the run between the flags of many nations. 700 persons ran together to make the point that Autism needs public attention and support.
After the run there were thank you speeches, AcroYoga, and physical fitness demos by experts. And we also enjoyed eating the delicious sandwiches that
were so thoughfully prepared that even vegetarians had a choice between Regular vegetarian and Vegan!!
We felt proud to be a part of the Rotary family that cares for the world.