As Emil Zatopek said- “We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon."
The Green Indore Marathon was organized by Indian Institute of Management (IIM)Indore to focus on the most fundamental, yet, neglected issue facing us the importance of nature in our lives. We have been taught, but at most times not learnt the essence of the respect towards divine nature Environmental degradation - be it through the use of plastic bags, or improper waste disposal, air and noise pollution is a problem that is real like never before.
With this run, Indore took a small step in making all of us realize the importance of ‘green’ in our lives and how the solution to this global problem lies in our very hands.
The entire Indore gathered on 2nd October 2009 and ran shoulder to shoulder for a united cause and common reason Nature.
The dream run was 3 kms long and the green run was 12 kms long which started at 6.30 A.M in the morning. The Amity students participated in the dream run in large numbers and also undertook the noble task of providing the runners with water. In all they distributed 1500 water bottles to the participants. Their small gesture was very well received by the organizers, participants as well as the local media.