Experience the joy of running on a hill station


Mountain in the city marathon, a charity run for ‘Children Toy Foundation’

The joy of running in the rainy season is one every runner must experience. During this time, all the hard work of running in summer pays off. The Kharghar Hills, at Navi Mumbai with its fresh air, lush green mountains, beautiful forests, waterfalls, city view, and breathtaking trails, makes it the perfect place to run. For the enthusiastic runners, we’re thrilled to introduce a fun and challenging running event, ‘Mountain in the City Marathon’, which has been scheduled to be held on October 4, 2015 from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m.


‘Mountain in the City Marathon’ is a charity run organized by the ‘Children Toy Foundation’ to raise funds for underprivileged children who are deprived of living a normal life. They provide TOY VANS for those children nationwide, creating happy memories, and improving their quality of life.

This NGO is an excellent platform that promotes the spirit of giving, and gives a chance to the underprivileged kids to not miss out on the simple joys of playing and owning toys. From the past 32 years, the ‘Children Toy Foundation’ has put its concerted efforts into educating kids through play, and help them acquire life skills, motor skills and boost their confidence and helps them develop a sense of self-esteem.


‘Children Toy Foundation’ is working really hard on increasing the number of runners taking part in Mountain in the city marathon for charity and raising money. It’s your turn to lend a helping hand to the children in need and extend care to the disadvantaged in our society by participating in Mountain in the city marathon. The money raised from this event will be spent on improving the reach of these TOY VANS across India.

But, this is not it! This event, at Kharghar Hills, is an opportunity for the runners to experience running on a hill station while still at an arms throw from the city of Mumbai, as it’s just 10 minutes walk from the Kharghar Railway Station. Unless you walk through the hills, you won’t believe how beautiful this hill is that are completely made of tar road perfect for running.


The ‘Mountain in the city’ marathon has four running categories that include a 21km half marathon, a 10km run, a 5km ‘toy fun run’ and a 2km kids’ run starting from the Kharghar Hills. The running course is accurately marked out with KM Markers and direction signages and they have plenty of helpers to keep you on track, around 11 water counters kept on the route to refresh and to encourage you on your way to the finish. Also, they have arranged for breakfast which will be served after 10 a.m.

As always, all race finishers of 21km, 10km and 5km will receive a finisher medal and finisher timing certificate. Prizes will be declared in a few weeks time after the event. Each runner will have to purchase the race kit that includes a bib, timing chip and a T-shirt. T-shirts can be purchased separately at just 350 INR. Timing chips are available only for the 21km Half marathon and 10km runners. Participants will also receive a Donation Certificate.

So, what are you waiting for? Register now! Hope to see you there. Join and enjoy the day.

Preeti Sahu

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