Kochi Duskathon – 2019

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Event Category: 10K, 2K, and 5KEvent Tags: 10k, 3K, 5k, BareFootRun, DTPC Ernakulam, DTPC Ernakulam and Department of Tourism, Kerala, and Kochi Duskathon

  • The concept of “Kochi Duskathon” arose from the rising number of runners and fitness enthusiasts in our country. With the increase in hectic life styles and busy schedules coupled with stress and other physical diseases associated, Running has proven to be an athletic and healthy sport, which brings positivity to mind and body in more than one ways.

    The organizers conducted the event ‘Joanns Kochi Duskathon 2018, Powered by Mahindra’ this year which witnessed 1200+ runners in a one-of-a-kind sunset beach run, held first time in India. The event was held in association with DTPC Ernakulam and Department of Tourism, Kerala and was well received among the running groups, fitness enthusiasts and the local communities in Kerala.


    The concept of Barefoot Running, also known as “Natural Running” is growing in popularity all across the world due to the realized health benefits. Barefoot running has been practiced throughout human history before shoes were invented and is still continued in Kenya and parts of Northern Mexico. Research evidence shows that running shoeless come with a number of benefits, from injury recovery to boosts in emotion. Some of the benefits include:

    • Promoting Recovery and Increase in Oxygen consumption
    • Strengthens Muscles, Tendons, and Ligaments of the Foot
    • Develops Natural Pace and Improves Balance
    • Allows you to connect with Nature which improves Sleep
    • Boosts Blood Circulation, Prevent Plantar Pain or Plantar Fasciitis and Improves Short-Term or Working memory
    • Positive Effect on Parasympathetic Nervous System (PNS) and improves overall health

    Event Type – Barefoot Beach Run
    Event Details – 10 Km Beach Run
    5 Km Beach Run,
    3 Km Family Run/Walk,
    Kuzhuppilly – Cherai Beach – Kuzhuppilly
    Date – 14th April, 2019, 3 pm to 7 pm
    Race Inclusions – Timing Chip, Finishers Medals,
    Running T Shirt,
    DJ, Live Band, Bonfire
    Goodie Bag

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