More than 20 people – from children through to senior citizens – joined the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge in Havant on Sunday 24 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 2pm from BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir on Leigh Road.
After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the scenic coastal route from the Mandir past Havant Railway Station and joining the Hayling Bill Natural Trail.