About 40 people – from toddlers through to senior citizens – joined the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge in Nottingham on Sunday 10 April 2016.
The charity Challenge organised by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha (BAPS) brought together more than 3,000 enthusiastic participants from towns and cities across the UK for a fun and healthy way to raise money for various worthy causes and local charities.
The funds from this year’s event will go towards BAPS’s multifarious educational, community and spiritual activities serving children, youths, families and the elderly.
Previous national partners, under the auspices of BAPS and BAPS Charities, have included the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, Breast Cancer Care, Age UK, Barnardo’s, KIDS, The Anthony Nolan Trust, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event kicked off shortly after 1pm from Rushcliffe Country Park.
After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the route within the picturesque park on a bright sunny day.
Virang Dal, a local schoolteacher, shared, “It’s a pleasure to support the wonderful charity work of BAPS in Nottingham that has such a positive impact in the local community. Every year this event brings together young and old to give something back to society, and all in a fun, enjoyable way. This year the fine weather meant we could also enjoy a nice family picnic in the sun!”
One of the lead volunteers for the event, Darshan Rughani, added, “It was a pleasure to see people from a variety of age groups participating and enjoying the 10K Challenge. A special thanks to everyone for their generous support of this worthy event.”