Dharan 10K Run – 8th Newa Charity Run 2020

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Dharan Run Samuha has been organizing a 3.5km weekly run on Saturdays since 2011. In addition, an annual 8km running event has been organized every year. Starting lastyear, the distance is increased to 10km.

The first Newa Charity 8K run event was held in 2013. The event is an 8 kilometer run, jog or walk event with routes covering various attractions and main locations of beautiful city Dharan.

The Newa Charity 8K run event is one of the biggest running events organized by a charity organization outside Kathmandu. Runners from all parts of the country may participate in the event. The 4th Newa Charity 8k Run witnessed more than 1700 participants last year.

With the slogan – “Stay fit, have fun, save lives”, Dharan Run organizes this event every year to raise funds for charity purposes in addition to promoting sports.

The funds collected as profit by organizing the run events are utilized in donating foods, medicines, and cash support to individual needy people in and around Dharan. In this regard, Dharan Run is working with other communities to keep the charity going stronger.

Accordingly, from the funds collected in the first episode of the Newa Charity 8K run, Rs. 250,000 were given to physically disabled litterateur Laxmi Rai, and a reserve fund of Rs. 400,000 was established with the support of Kirat Rai Yayokkha. Similarly, Rs. 177,000 cash support was given to Drishti Nepal Happy Home, an organization working in the welfare of HIV positive women. A reserve fund worth Rs. 200,000 (Rs. 150,000 from the 3rd Newa Charity 8K run event and Rs. 50,000 courtesy of Baraha Jwellers) for HIV positive children was created in the third episode of marathon event.

The 4th episode of the event this year collected a sum of Rs. 322,050, of which Rs. 200,000 were distributed to various needy people. Dharan Run was providing monthly financial assistance to Late Mrs. Mithu Katwal (she passed away on April 15, 2016) for her medicines and foods. Likewise, the fund has been used to help various other poor, physically disabled and needy people.

The number of participants in the Newa Charity 8K run is growing every year. The winners in various categories are awarded with cash prizes and felicitation certificates.

The fifth episode of the event was held on the 14th of Falgun, 2073 (25th February, 2017). Around 2000+ runners participated in the run event. From the total money raised by application form sales and donations from various donors, Newa Charity Education Fund, Dharan Run worth Rs. 250,000 was established. The interest received in this fund will be used to help poor children in their education fee, school uniforms and stationery materials.

This year the event is being held on Falgun 10 (February 22, 2020). The registration fee is Rs. 200/- per head till November, Rs. 300/- till December and Rs. 400/- thereafter. Starting this year, online registration option is also available for participants.  Registration forms are available at Dharan Run Shop, Bhanu Chowk as well as on weekly Saturday Dharan Run at Yalamber Park. So, hurry up and register your name today!

For registration and further details, please call us at 9811306111, 9814333200.