Mumbai…21 February 2023… Ladakh runners secured three winning positions at the 1st edition of Invincible Women’s Run in Mumbai. Milind Soman flagged off the event in Mumbai on 18th and 19th February 2023 at Inorbit Mall, Malad, Mumbai. Ankita Konwar, Founder of Invincible Women’s Run has conceived this initiative to give an opportunity to each and every woman to prioritize her health and to urge them to take a step towards a healthier, happier, and fitter life. The initiative is managed by Smiling Tiger Experiences LLP, which aims to promote awareness of healthy lifestyles for women.
The 1st winner of the 10km marathon, Tashi Ladol completed it in 40 minutes 27 seconds, Stanzin Chandol and Stanzin Dolkar took 40 minutes 57 seconds and 41 minutes 13 seconds respectively to reach the finish line.
Invincible Women’s Run is first of its kind Women’s only marathon in the world which offers both formats of running distances i.e. long distances – Limitless 100 km, Super 75 km, Fabulous 50 km, and short distances – 10 km, Lifelong Fight Lazy 5 km and 3 km. 100 km relay has also been introduced with four women per team each running 25 km.
Face of the Invincible Women’s Run, Milind Soman said, “I have been associated with many marathons but being the face of Invincible Women’s Run is definitely special not only because it’s founded by Ankita, my wife but also because it truly represents the resilience of the women in our society. The innovative format of Invincible Women’s Run has motivated ordinary women to test their endurance and take up distances such as 50, 75, and 100 km pushing their physical and mental capabilities. It was heartening to see them burn the road and do incredible things when it comes to fitness. Flagging off Ankita for the 100 km relay as she ran to encourage other women participants will be memorable.”
Milind further added, “So many people in our society today have forgotten the immense physical and mental capability that the women are blessed with as human beings and often find the idea of running Lifelong Fight Lazy 5k or walking 10km tough. The fact that these women, even at the age of 40 or 50, with no previous experience of any exercise or sport, can even imagine themselves running 50km or 100km, is just so inspiring!”
Ankita Konwar, Founder of Invincible Women and Director of Smiling Tiger Experiences LLP said, “The idea of Invincible Women’s Run has finally turned into a reality. I am overwhelmed with the tremendous response to the 1st edition which has proven that women thrive when it comes to endurance. It was amazing to see the determination and courage of the women to run long distances effortlessly. Hence everyone who’s participating in this event, is an invincible woman. Invincible Women want to celebrate and encourage each woman who has this fight in themselves.
I am grateful to the support we have received from the participants and our partners.”
Over 25 visually impaired girls and 20 baby-wearing mothers along with grandmothers and cancer Sheroes participated in the run enthusiastically. There was an overwhelming response from corporates as well. Each of the participants received a free health check-up tag from HCG, the medical partner of Invincible Women’s Run. There were Special counters – No Guilt! Period stall for promoting awareness about menstrual hygiene and Chase your blues away stall for promoting mental health awareness.
Mr. George Alex, Regional Business Head- Maharashtra, Healthcare Global Enterprises Limited said, “We are happy to be associated with this initiative which provides an opportunity to support the women who want to push their mental and physical barriers and do incredible things in the fitness segment. We believe that women are born with the tenacity to overcome obstacles and achieve extraordinary things. It was incredible to witness such endurance and enthusiasm from women of all ages.”
Invincible Women has received a huge responses from the sponsors like Lifelong, Vedika, Inorbit Mall Malad, Red FM, The Westin Mumbai Garden City, Maitrayana, Decathlon, Anmol Baby Carriers & Accessories, Afterlife, inc5 Shoes, Indinoir, Hunk Golden, Framcrafters Photography, WhatNext, have extended their wholehearted support for this special Run designed to involve women from all the background of the society.
About Invincible Women Run:
Invincible Women, conceptualized by Ankita Konwar and Smiling Tiger Experiences LLP to promote awareness of healthy lifestyle for women. The event is scheduled on 18th and 19th February 2023 in InorbitMall, Malad, Mumbai & the face of the event is Milind Soman. Designed to encourage and inspire all women to address the issues that might be visible or invisible barriers to prioritizing their health. Invincible Women’s Run provides a unique, safe, and empowering platform for women to thrive in their fitness journey.
Invincible Women have 6 run categories as mentioned below:
Limitless 100k | Super 75k | Fabulous 50k | 10k | Lifelong Fight Lazy 5k | 3k
All participants have received:
Running Bib Number | T-shirt | Finisher Medal | E- certificate for all the participants | Timing certificate for the participant who has opted for the chip | Refreshment post run on the main day
And above all, an amazing life changing opportunity!
Invincible Women Special Initiatives during the event:
1. Breast Feeding Zone for baby wearing mothers.
2.Training in different exercises that can be done at home.
3. No Guilt! PERIOD. counselling and information on menstrual hygiene.
4.Train to run in a saree.
6. Be a guide to a Visually Impaired runner.
7. Green no plastic Water Stations.
8. Recycled Goodie Bags.