Over 1,000 women participated in a marathon wearing sarees and sneakers, breaking the stereotypes of fitness.
Story so far: Organised by the Jayanagar Jaguars, the event’s purpose was to dismantle stereotypes. The sea of saree-clad women was seen jogging, running, and walking in Malleswaram Grounds on Sunday.
- The event was exclusively organized for women to run a distance of 3 to 5 km in sarees.
- The event was also listed on Bhaago India, a website dedicated to marathon events across the country.
Breaking stereotypes: The organizers said that the majority of women believe that fitness is a privilege only for those who adorn activewear and other fitness accessories. Due to these notions, many women shy away from participating in fitness activities. In order to dismantle this stereotype, the event encouraged ethnic wear.