After the remarkable success of the 4th edition of women’s run last year, International Women’s Day 5k Fun Run/Walk held its 5th edition on 16th March, 2019 Saturday from St. Xavier’s School Ground, Jawalakhel. The event saw a participation of more than 1000 women and men from all spheres of life.
Ford Nepal in collaboration with Higher Ground Nepal & Pangro organized the event, the run aimed to bring together the community to celebrate International Women’s Day in hopes of inspiring and empowering women and girls. Although, the race was limited to only women and girls, they made it inclusive for the men and boys as well who came to cheer and volunteer on the day of the run. This year’s theme was #BalanceForBetter.
Sadichha Shrestha, Miss Nepal 2010, and a recipient of Nepal Bidhya Bhusan Padak is the goodwill ambassador for the event. Many celebrities and renowned social personalities from different walks of life also joined the run. An energetic and exciting session of zumba was led by professional Zumba trainers from Elegant Zumba and Nitya Dance & Fitness Studio had followed the run.
Sristi KC, the founder of BLIND ROCKS, International motivational speaker talked about her empowering journey to becoming an inspirational leader for people with and without disabilities. Blind Rocks had showcased a fashion show of the blind (along with her team) for the first time ever in Nepal, wearing the elegant designs of renowned fashion designer Mukta Shrestha, the show was choreographed by Nikita Chandak, Miss Nepal 2017 and fashion ambassador for Blind Rocks.
Nepal Mediciti Hospital was the medical partner of the event, the ambulance was on standby throughout the event, with a paramedic and a team of doctors.