What is Tree-a-thon?
Tree-a-thon is a ‘first-of-its-kind’ running event organized by Kalpavriksha (www.mykalpavriksha.org), a not-for-profit trust, working passionately towards creating safe environment for our future generations. Tree-a-thon will aim to create awareness among the runners and onlookers on the importance of trees in our lives.
Our collaborating partner for this run would be RunSync – which has ample experience in hosting multiple runs for many years.
Kalpavriksha is a not-for-profit trust which is working on a mission to plant and nurture 1 Million+ trees across the length and breadth of India. With the prime intent to reduce the impact of air pollution, the organisation works with 100% transparency. Every single entry of our Account Books are public (online). Each of our Donors is regularly updated on the status of their trees with live photos from the ground as well as via Google Maps. Operational since 2016, Kalpavriksha already has presence in cities like Agra, Mumbai, Pune, Guntur (AP), Ghaziabad (UP), apart from New Delhi. The trees donated by hundreds of donors are nurtured in these cities by an equally passionate group of volunteers and leaders. More details at www.mykalpavriksha.org
RunSync believes in true synchronisation, of the mind, the body and the soul. We wish to help people ace the art of syncing through effective running. Our logo demonstrates our philosophy too. The RED represents the aggression and the power of the body, the BLUE demonstrates the state of calm and tranquility of the mind and the SPIKES demonstrate the heartbeat. Once all of the three are in perfect synchronisation, you experience what everyone calls “Runner’s High” and what we call as the state of “One.”
RunSync believes in harmony in all the aspects of life and feels that the destination to achieving all things good start by feeling good.
Motto of the Run
With the first ever Tree-a-thon run, we aim to create awareness for safe and better environment and significance of plantation and nurturing of trees in our life. We are doing this ‘Tree-a-thon’ run with a unique motto of ‘You Run – We Plant’. Kalpavriksha will plant trees for every runner.
What makes the run so unique?
Every registered runner in this event will get an option to get a tree planted (and optionally fenced) near their area of choice – where they can nurture it, until it is big enough. Each such tree will be tracked online via Kalpavriksha’s technology driven website.
What do we do with the funds raised through the event?
The funds raised through this event will be contributed as a donation to Kalpavriksha and will be utilized for planting and nurturing of trees – maintaining 100% transparency – as usual.
To celebrate the spirit of Tree-a-thon, we would be hosting this event under the following categories:
• 21 KM (Half Marathon) (Open Men & Women)
• 10 KM (Open Men & Women)
• 5 KM (Open Men & Women)
• 2.5 KM Walkathon (Open for All)
More about the Event
This event will be timed via individual timing chips for each runner.
The runs will be adequately prized.
The event would be under the banner of Kalpavriksha, and will be hosted at Dwarka in New Delhi.
Our Core Team
The event is powered by core leaders from Kalpavriksha & RunSync teams. The core leadership team will comprise of:
Mr. Manoj Arora (Founder Trustee – Kalpavriksha)
Ms. Ratna Negi (Founder – RunSync)
Dr. Surender Yadav (Team Leader – Kalpavriksha)
Mr. Yogesh Aggrwal (Team Leader – Kalpavriksha)