(Kabaddi News) With the purpose of promoting health and fitness, U Mumba collaborated with One8 Run Club for a special 5k run organised to empower people with the knowledge and motivation needed to take charge of their health, well-being, physical fitness, mental clarity, and overall quality of life. The run was flagged off from the Play The Turf in Malad (West) at 6.30am on Sunday.
In attendance at the event were former U Mumba Kabaddi stars Vishal Mane, Rishank Devadiga, Ajinkya Kapre, among them was current retained new young player Pranay Rane and CEO Suhail Chandhok to motivate the runners. The goal of this partnership was to create an atmosphere where people from all backgrounds and sports come together to celebrate the spirit of being fit and healthy.
“One8 Run Club and U Mumba collaborated because there is a similar embodiment of spirit. The spirit of Mumbai, tenacity, grit, bounce back and all of these come in when you are running and you hit that wall and push through that wall when you are playing professional sport. You are always up against it, you are always have rough days, tough days and it’s about finding that inner spirit. I think for us it was a very natural fit with One8 Run Club. Virat Kohli is someone who embodies the same fighting spirit as well and someone who is an ambassador of the One8 Run Club. It is first of many collaboration between U Mumba and One8 Run Club,” commented U Mumba CEO Chandhok.
At the end of the run, members of the One8 Run Club also interacted with U Mumba Kabaddi stars, where they shared their fitness regime and the importance of daily workouts. The participants also shared some lighter moments with the U Mumba Kabaddi players as they took selfies with them.
For a youngster like Rane, this was a completely new experience but his love and passion for Kabaddi and fitness was apparent at the event.
“Running is above everything else in terms of health, it is important even in a sport like Kabaddi. Even if you don’t visit a gym, you should ensure to walk or run every day it has a great impact on health. I go for runs every morning, it’s part of my workout. I feel happy to see so many people here who are health conscious and motivating each other,” Pranay Rane said.
The event was concluded by project head of One8 Run, Gurbaksh Virdi “The collaboration between One8 Run Club and U Mumba was born from a shared mission: to connect and engage the vibrant Mumbai community while promoting the significance of fitness. Additionally, it offers a valuable opportunity to engage with the highly fit athletes of U Mumba. These athletes can impart their knowledge and experiences to the runners, serving as a source of motivation and inspiration.” UMumba with this innovative partnership aims to build a stronger connect with the city and the people of Mumbai.