Gem Foundation launches 2nd edition of Coimbatore Women's Marathon 2.O

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After the success of the first Coimbatore Women's Marathon – Night Run conducted by the Gem Foundation. The participation of over 4031 women runners and 9320 participants, including their family members, reflects the community's enthusiasm and support for such events.

The fact that Gem Foundation is launching the 2nd edition of the Coimbatore Women's Marathon on February 17th, 2024, at VOC ground is a testament to the positive impact and popularity of the event. Women’s Night run can add a unique and exciting element to the marathon experience, providing a different atmosphere and promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.

This is supported by Coimbatore Police and accredited by the Tamil Nādu athletic Association and is organized as a fundraising initiative to support patients suffering from GI Diseases and Cancer. Gem foundation, founded by Prof. C. Palanivelu a world-renowned laparoscopic surgeon, has been serving the community over the last 30yrs through various medical camps, free surgeries for the needy, cancer awareness campaigns, student education etc. 171 patients with cancer were treated free of cost at Gem Hospital valuing over 3 crores.

Mr. V Balakrishnan IPS, Commissioner of Police, Coimbatore city, has launched this event and released official T-Shirt in the presence of Dr. C Palanivelu, Founder and Chairman, Gem Foundation, Dr. P Praveen Raj, CEO Gem Hospital, Ms. Prabha Praveen Raj, Joint Managing Director.

The event shall begin at 6 pm at VOC grounds and end at the same venue. 3 km, 5km, and a 10 km, run has been planned. More than 1500+ women have already registered for the event, making it one of the largest participation of women in any marathon in Coimbatore. The Police department and the organizers have ensured the necessary safety for the runners. A carnival for the runners and the family is also planned alongside after the run.

We also want to promote women’s safety and empowerment. Our intention is to encourage women to feel safe in the city. They can walk and run on these streets irrespective of the time of the day.


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