Around 80 people in Coventry – from toddlers through to senior citizens – joined the BAPS Annual 10K Challenge on Sunday 22nd April 2018.
The annual charity Challenge organised by BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha 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 will go towards supporting BAPS’s multifarious educational, community and spiritual activities in Coventry serving children, youths, families and the elderly.
This year’s event will also support Rethink for their outstanding work in the local community of providing information, services and a strong voice for everyone affected by mental illness - challenging attitudes and changing lives.
The 2018 Challenge will also be supporting BAPS’s national charity partner, Carers UK, the country’s only national membership charity for carers. It aims to make life better for the 6.5 million people in the UK who are supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill.
Previous national partners for BAPS and BAPS Charities have included Age UK, Alzheimer’s Society, the Anthony Nolan Trust, Barnardo’s, Breast Cancer Care, the British Heart Foundation, Diabetes UK, KIDS, and Macmillan Cancer Support.
The event kicked off shortly after 10.30 am from Memorial Park.
After the opening ceremony, walkers, joggers and runners moved along the 10-kilometre route around the park a total of four times. Volunteers were stationed at various points around the park, providing water and fruit to keep participants hydrated and energised.