MTS -TNF “Race For Education” Virtual 1K, 5K,10K, Half Marathon (Run/Walk) and Biking

Fri August 28 - Sun September 13 Troy, MI 48083 US


Troy, MI US 48083


Free MTS - TNF  “Race For Education” Virtual 1K, 5K,10K, Half Marathon (Walk/Run) and Biking

Michigan Tamil Sangam and Tamil Nadu foundation (TNF) have jointly sponsored the educational initiative in Namakkal district to enrich underprivileged rural students attending government schools. In continuation of the effort to support the process, there is a virtual walk/run scheduled from August 28th, 2020 until September 13, 2020 . We had a similar 5K walk conducted last year, and there were 600+ participants who supported the event, and we expect similar or more this year as well. All proceeds will go towards educating underprivileged children in Tamil Nadu.

For every participant registering to the event, the sponsor will give $1 per registration to TNF. So please register. 

Do you want to participate in a good cause that encourages you to get outside and get moving? If so, join our #RaceForEducation 1K, 5K, 10K, Half Marathon and Biking. While we can't congregate in groups currently, we can still come together as a virtual community to have fun and enjoy fitness, charity, and social sharing!

This project was initiated in six schools in 2015. Four of the six schools are tribal schools run by the government of Tamil Nadu. A baseline test was conducted and 44% of the total student body was identified as significantly below their grade level. There are 612 students currently enrolled in a special class taught by specially hired teachers with emphasis on achieving grade level proficiency, and the expense per year is approx. $15,000. 100% of the net proceeds will be used to benefit Tamil Nadu Foundation’s empowerment programs for underprivileged students in Tamil Nadu government schools. Thank you for racing with us and your continued support!

For details or sponsorship, contact Abi Swaminathan (586)-303-6254

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

How does a virtual walk/run work?

With a virtual event you can run/walk the distance anytime and anyplace between August 28th to September 13th.
Step 1 - Register for free in this website
Step 2 - Any day from August 28th to Sept 13th, clock your distance (1k, 5k, or 13.1 miles)  that you registered for using the clock or app like RunKeeper, MapMyRun, Nike+ Running, etc.)
Step 3 - Submit your time on this website by Sept 13th, 2020
Step 4 - For your support, we will email you a one-of-a-kind certification with your name - a lasting reminder that you joined with runners for an important cause.
It is that simple and convenient. 
With this virtual race: you can print race bib, upload photo, log your result and see leaderboard, and get finisher certificate with your name


To download your custom race bib (you must be logged in) go to your account:
Scroll down to Upcoming Events, then click link for VIEW DIGITAL BIB
You can then easily share your bib on social media or print to post on a wall as a self motivator as you complete the challenge 
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